Splog Reporting

For those following the blogspot/blogger splog abuse issue, one of the ways to report the blog as a splog is by selecting the FLAG option in the upper right corner of the blog.

Sploggers have gotten smarter and they will often put up a corner banner to hide the flag option or worse: sneaky javascript that redirects any click on the entire website to a website of their choice…which prevents us from FLAGGING the blog as a splog.

We’re not going to take this any more and here’s how to beat the splogger at their own game:

When you find a blogspot.com blog that has abused your content and does not allow itself to be flagged as a splog, do this:

1) Using the Microsoft Internet explorer browser, load the splog and wait for the page to fully load.

2) Type this in the address/URL bar and hit enter:

javascript:toggleFlag()

That will force the blog to be flagged as a splog, further alerting Google (the owner of blogspot) that it’s a splog and should be removed.

This is a major splog busting solution, provided that the blogspot team does something with the flagged blogs that were reported for being splogs.

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David Buster writes:

Chris,

What about sites that obtain our articles but do not provide an active link per the TOS? Would I report them to google the same way? Here’s an example

http://www.men.com/yourlife/homeimp/20

Every article on their site does NOT include active links back to author’s site.

Comment provided December 2, 2005 at 6:59 AM

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