I am fairly new here. I just got a couple of pingbacks and comments that askimet caught as spam and the other is in moderation line. Both of them when clicking on the link in them take me to sites that have a small excerpt of my post and a link to it. everything else on the pagfe is ads. is there something I can or should do about this? after all if anyone is making money on my blog I would rather have it be me...
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pingbacks from a url that has my excerpt and their adds?
Yes, there are several things you can do.
This is called Blog Scraping, and if you do a forum search for Blog Scrapers you'll find a lot of good suggestions for dealing with them, including notifying them you're asserting copyright and want your work taken down, notifying their host that they've breached copyright law and you intend to take action, or, my personal favorite, reporting it to the company that they use for ads (like Google Adsense) and getting that company to pull their account. That kills the whole reason for that person to blog and hopefully they go back to what they were doing before, like shoplifting.
can I do this after i have deleted the pingback/comment?
I'm in the same boat as you. I'm new here too and I'm glad that you posted this and I intend to take action against these blog scrapers.
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