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Neologism of the day: splogs

...ego-surfing my Technorati watchlists, I found at least two Blogger sites were copying my (and others content) for pages that had nothing else but vast swathes of Google AdSense advertising. I've been splogged.

Spam blogs or "splogs" are getting more and more prevalent, and they're being automated.

Grrr. Not much I can do about that...



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Aug. 18th, 2005 11:10 am (UTC)
Complain to Google, or the hosting company? The material is your copyright, they're probably abusing Google's terms by using it that way.
Aug. 18th, 2005 11:16 am (UTC)
I've heard the process of generating a vast series of interlinked blogs/faux-pages to boost your AdSense-rating described as "splinking" [spam linking]
Aug. 18th, 2005 12:54 pm (UTC)
Aug. 19th, 2005 02:31 am (UTC)
Make a post deriding all the advertisers' products, and then as soon as you see it appear on those sites, delete it!
Aug. 19th, 2005 04:58 am (UTC)
I get these all the time scraping the Virus.Org site content or stuff from the mailing list archive on there. Usually when I spot them they get redirected to a specially crafted custom page that their loverly automated software will lovingly display but doesn't contain any worth while content other than telling them to take a hike.

Also if they are using Google Adsense, then I report their account, so hopefully they make little or no money from their copyright thieft.
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