Scraping/Splogging

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  • #348093

    For a while now, I’ve been getting every post I make re-posted at http://mblogchannel.tumblr.com …they don’t even appear to be running ads, and they DO link back to me, but it’s obviously automated BS. This blog re-uses everything I write, verbatim. I can’t fathom why anyone would want to do this, but it bothers me because it lists every linkback in my incoming links area. It’s basically a huge annoyance. Is there anything I can do about this? What’s this blogger’s deal?

    The blog I need help with is startlingmoniker.wordpress.com.

    #348232

    They are most likely pulling off of your RSS feed.

    My suggestion would be to go to settings > reading and set your syndication (feed) to display only summaries, and also cut down on the number of posts to show on the feed (something like 2 or 3).

    Other than that, you will have to poke around over at tumblr and see if you can find an email address or something so that you can report it.

    #348233

    What will show if I display only summaries?

    #348234

    You might start with the “help” section. There is a name and email link to the right of the page.

    #348235

    It will show the title and maybe a sentence or two and then a link where the person can go to your blog to read the rest of the post.

    #348236

    I don’t see any help section at all on their page.

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    #348239

    Oh! I thought you meant on the specific blog’s page… duh! Ok, thanks. I sent them a message about this. We’ll see if anything good happens!

    #348243

    You’re welcome, they can at least give you the procedure I should hope.

    #348259

    raincoaster
    Member

    Tumblr is primarily a re-blogging service, but that’s straight-up theft and they won’t support that. They should take action fairly promptly.

    #348301

    Hooray! I got a message from their support team this morning. They suspended the splogger’s account, case closed.

    The internet is a little bit nicer now. Thanks all!

    #348308

    That is great to hear. The dark side of the force suffered another defeat.

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