Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Another Scraper

I have found another feedscraper that is jacking some of my content to drive their adsense.

URL = recipe dot wpbloggers dot com

You might want to see if your stuff is there. Google has been modifying it's algorithm to kill splogs and scrapers but this one is obviously put-putting along fine.

If you have stuff there, in the name of blog-swarm splog reporting, I suggest reporting to google adsense... They have this link at the bottom of their page to "report abuse" .. riiiiight.

Click the "ads by Google" and then keep looking for the "report violation" text link toward the bottom.

This Post was written by Nika from Nika's Culinaria

14 comments:

Rachael said...

This whole Scrapping thing is driving me CRAZY. There is an entire website that is just...well, MY blog, but under a different name...I sincerely hope you are able to get your content off of that site! Good luck!

there is also this site
http://56spots.cn/

and this one
http://cooking-recipes-collection.blogspot.com/

ACKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK

ARRRRGGGGGGG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Rachael said...

You know what??? We should, COLLECTIVELY, create one of these scrapping sites, just to see how much revenue they are actually generating...maybe they arent making a dime and I am getting my panties in a bunch for nothing. If we did create our own, and it does make cash, we could split the profits...kinda like making the money without ruining the intergrity of our own sites...

Thoughts from a girl who enjoyed a few cocktails tonight...

FJK said...

I tried the url in the post and it looked an inactive blog about wordpress, so maybe I had the address wrong --- my favorite recent "scrap" a post that used my photo (of a giant hot dog in a Chicago museum) and caption all translated in German for a travel site that was almost unreadable for all the erectile dysfunction ads.

Judith in Umbria said...

I think Wordpress pulled it.

Lots of foreign services copy and translate websites/blogs. You can almost always find a link back to your site. I figure I'm never going to be able to go to war in Turkish, Romanian and Korean all at once. Most don't have much in the way of ads, anyway.

SusanV said...

I'm curious. Does anyone make any serious money from Google ads? Don't readers have to click on them for you to get paid anything? I don't have any, except on my Custom Search results page, which bring in a few pennies (literally) a month.

When I see my posts copied to sites with low page-rank and only AdSense ads, I tend to ignore them figuring they're not making much off of my work. Perhaps I should start taking action...one more thing I don't have time for.

nika Boyce said...

I dont think its so much that "Wordpress" pulled it, wordpress is an opensource software/community, put probably who ever thought this was a good idea for making money has pulled their plug .. perhaps because they were possibly without adsense any longer? There is a wordpress.com I do not think they have anything to do with this. I could be wrong!

I think its better to not get angry but just make it part of your blogging workflow to simply report stuff like this when you see it and then move on with your day.

Rachael: great passion :-) I would suggest not tho :-) .. you do not want all that negative PR anywhere near you in any way!

Rachael said...

LOL. Yea, I shouldnt comment when Ive been hitting the sauce...

but Nika, you misunderstood me...my idea is to create one of these sites scraping MY OWN content (in other words, a fake site) just to see how it works...it sure would answer Susan's question...do these people make any money...

ALSO...doesn't Adsense shut down sites that get too many click throughs from the same computer? Maybe we just all have to click on the ads 20 times and get them shut down...

nika said...

Rachael: hmm .. I dont know.. I take the paranoid approach to all things Google ... I think they would figure out your good blog is related to the splog (somehow and especially if there is a similarity in your domain registration info) and that might lead to penalties for your good blog.

This last week many big blogs got their PR docked because they had been (legally) selling links (non-adsense). I am sure that google is working to detect splogs better because advertisers, who Google is like 100% beholden to, do not want to pay-out to splog (low quality) hits.

Rachael said...

Nika - OOoooh. Good point. Well, onward and upward...I'll just keep reporting them and hope that works it out. LOL.

Thanks!

OH, and Happy Halloween!

Curt McAdams said...

I noticed that another scraper has been scraping anything I have with w ine in it. www dot winedatabase dot info.

zoe said...

I blog with wordpress, and I think they are generally pretty hands off.. they have a policy of never (ever) shutting down blogs that have been started (years ago), but never once posted on, so there are good names sitting there that have never been used, but don't actually exist..

also, I totally agree with reporting scrapers to adsense, including those sites on which every single post reads "I read this very interesting thing here.. "and then quote posts from real blogs. even tho they have tiny and incorrectly named 'links' back to the original blog, it is still basically scraping content, no?

I've reported to adsense, and they send you a reply saying 'thanks, we'll look into it, but we can't involve you in the investigation' so you never know if anything happens, but at least if they're getting enough complaints maybe they'll look at ways to combat scraper sites. fight on, bloggers!

Kalyn said...

I do think that Google is pretty aggressive about denying AdSense to those blogs that are obviously just spam, and I report them regularly using the process Nika described here. I don't usually even bother to leave my e-mail, I still think it draws their attention to it.

For blogs that are on Wordpress which are spammers, you can report them to Wordpress here:

http://wordpress.com/report-spam/

I have seen several wordpress blogs shut down from reporting them using that link.

Erika W. said...

I spent some time on the splog Nika referred to. It's still there, and while I didn't recognize any of my content, I did see some from Culinary in The Country and a couple of the Daring Bakers as well.

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