Hey, is this word new to you ? then read on …… I will tell you what a splog and what they do…..
Have you ever seen trackbacks ( links to your posts ) saying “Wrote an interesting post” or “talked today about” or similar words? They do not have their own content but links to lot of other blogs.. and you thought that someone liked your post and linked there ? Yes, they are splogs.
Splog is What ?
Let’s start with Wikipedia
Spam blogs, sometimes referred to by the neologism splogs, are artificially created weblog sites which the author uses to promote affiliated websites or to increase the search engine rankings of associated sites. The purpose of a splog can be to increase the PageRank or backlink portfolio of affiliate websites, to artificially inflate paid ad impressions from visitors, and/or use the blog as a link outlet to get new sites indexed. Spam blogs are usually a type of scraper site, where content is often either inauthentic text or merely stolen (see blog scraping) from other websites. These blogs usually contain a high number of links to sites associated with the splog creator which are often disreputable or otherwise useless websites.
Why a Splog ?
More content ( easily )
More business ( SEO related )
Etc … Etc ……
How to Identify a Splog
Lorelle can explain that better … here
How to Report Splogs
Read how to report a splog to wordpress.com, here If you want to report them to Google, here is how.
- While viewing the splog, click on the “Ads by Google” link shown with any Google ad.
- Click the “Send Google your thoughts on the site or the ads you just saw” link.Â Note that the name of this link changes occasionally.
- Click the “Also report a violation?” link.
- Fill in the necessary information, and click the Submit button. ( from this blog )
So … Wanna Splog ?
… just kidding … andÂ yes, one more thing… I just wanted to introduce you all you splogs if you haven’t already … for further reading …Â well ..do you want me to give a few links for write another post… ?