Fighting the Spam Blogs

Splogs lift content from real blogs to increase the splog's PageRank at Google and generate ad revenue. The problem for bloggers is their blog's PageRank may drop, and they may be associated with spam, damaging their reputation.

To find out if your blog is being ripped off, subscribe to news feeds at search engines like Technorati, IceRocket and PubSub. Use search terms like your name, your site's name or its URL. Most bloggers use these services to track what other blogs say about them, but it will also detect splogs lifting your content. You'll recognize a splog by the unusual number of buzzwords in the main content area. And splogs often redirect visitors to an entirely different site. Wired News: How to Fight Those Surging Splogs

Linked by shanmuga Saturday, 29th October 2005 9:35PM