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And, like clockwork…

Just to make the point of my previous post, because I used a magic phrase, a splog named O2 Bazaar sent me a trackback within an hour of posting.

How do I know O2 Bazaar is a splog? Because it’s only a month old, and has no original content – just 36 posts of stuff they’ve scraped from other blogs. So, to pee in their Google juice, let’s try this, shall we? The phrase that they like is:

‘dedicated server’ – O2 Bazaar = spammers
‘dedicated server’ – O2 Bazaar = content thieves
‘dedicated server’ – O2 Bazaar = asshats
‘dedicated server’ – O2 Bazaar = splog

O2 Bazaar is run by asshats who steal the content of others. They sell nothing, they provide nothing. They are the pubic lice of the blogosphere. They also edit the content of others to highlight the phrase related to stuff that they’re stealing: in this case, the asshats like ‘dedicated server’. Got that, O2 Bazaar? ‘dedicated server’ spammers?

How’re they gonna like that on their front page? When/if the trackback comes in, I’ll take a screenshot of them…

Oh, and if you run across a splog like O2 Bazaar that is using GoogleAds to raise revenue, report them to Google. Click on the “Ads by Google” link, then select “Provide feedback about the site you just visited.”

5 Responses to “And, like clockwork…”

  1. Doug Says:

    Very interesting, PS. I’ll have to try this next time I get nailed with this crap.

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  3. Doug Says:

    Very interesting, PS. I'll have to try this next time I get nailed with this crap.

  4. protected static Says:

    Alas, these particular sploggers appear to be smarter than the average bear… I’m guessing that while they’re using a robot/scraper, there’s also a human in the loop somewhere that approves the posts that they steal.

    For an example of less-intelligent sploggers, see these morons. In addition to stealing my original post, they stole the post that called them spammers – and, since my low-traffic blog is a more reputable site than their site is, I come up in Google results before they do…

    It’s a small thing, but it gives me a tiny happy feeling. If that makes me petty, so be it. ;-)

  5. protected static Says:

    Alas, these particular sploggers appear to be smarter than the average bear… I'm guessing that while they're using a robot/scraper, there's also a human in the loop somewhere that approves the posts that they steal.

    For an example of less-intelligent sploggers, see <a href="http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&safe=off&a…rel="nofollow">these morons</a>. In addition to stealing my original post, they stole the post that called them spammers – and, since my low-traffic blog is a more reputable site than their site is, I come up in Google results before they do…

    It's a small thing, but it gives me a tiny happy feeling. If that makes me petty, so be it. ;-)

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