Sploggers sploggers go away

I don't like splogs, the people who just reprint excerpts of other people's stuff in their blogs so that they can get the Google adsense dollars. To me, these are the people who give us a bad name and cause Technorati numbers to be in question.

Well, I've been hit once or twice — but imagine my surprise when I had three pages of these links in Technorati tonight — I think perhaps Technorati hasn't counted them yet nor do I want them to be counted in my link count or expertise ratings.

If you want to see what a splogger is, just take a look at http://www.technorati.com/blogs/coolcatteacher.blogspot.com?reactions&page=1 — you should see the beginnings of the splogging of my article responding to Andrew Keene.

Don't like it, don't want it. Give me authentic blogs, but splogs are a waste of time and money — Google Adsense could can the advertising from sploggers but if they're making money, I guess they see no problem with it.

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4 thoughts on “Sploggers sploggers go away

  1. Recently Stephen Downes mentioned me in one of his posts, and of course my Technorati search picked it up. Then it picked up exactly the same thing in another feed. Stephen’s post was reproduced there, lock stock and barrel, but of course, there is no comment facility to alert readers to this fact, or any way to contact the blogowner to protest.

    I emailed Stephen about it, and it seems it has been going on for some time. The guy keeps promising to stop, but never does.

    I’m torn between “naming and shaming” and the realisation that doing so would increase his traffic.

  2. I can see what you mean! I thought your article was a good comment. I’ve used it as a springboard to another entry I’ve just written. Hope that’s okay 🙂

  3. Vicki,

    The interesting thing is I’m in the process of doing some research on the most popular blogs. Your blog comes up number four, on my own little survey with my own methodology. I guess I can probably trust that you’d be about four since if you’ve been splogged everybody else probably has been as well. Regardless, your post raises important questions.


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