Splogs or Spam Blogs are a nuisance in every sense. The lazy
people buggers running these sites, leech content from Techie Buzz and hundreds of other blogs and pass them of their own, making money in the process. So in short, it is we who do all the hard work for them these scumbags.
Out here at Techie Buzz, we provide readers with full feeds, to make it convenient for them to read content at their own leisure, in their favorite feed readers. However, some lazy bums also use the same feed to leech content and add it to their own site effortlessly.
I have had a choice of taking an easy way out by changing our feed to a partial feed. However, that is not an option for me, since it will cause inconvenience to our readers. That is not something we want to do, to just to get rid of these lazy bums.
If you are a blogger, don’t sit back and let these sploggers use your hard work just like that, here are some ways in which you can report spam blogs on WordPress.com and file DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act) requests for Blogger/Blogspot blogs.
Reporting WordPress.com Spam Blogs
WordPress.com has the best spam reporting option for blogs, the response is pretty quick and if a blog is found to be offending, they are immediately suspended.
To report a offending WordPress.com blog as spam, just visit the blog, and hover over Blog info. In the dropdown menu, click on the Report as spamlink.
Clicking on that link will open a new page, where you will have to fill out information about Whyyou are reporting a blog as spam. Once you have added relevant information, click on the Report Blogbutton. That’s it, the WordPress.com support staff will evaluate your request and suspend the offending blog.
Reporting Blogger/Blogspot Spam Blogs
Majority of spam blogs, that leech content from other sites exist on the blogger network. One of the major reasons for this is that, unlike WordPress.com, Blogger allows their free blogs to advertise on the site using Google AdSense.
Blogger has a much more lengthier process for reporting spam blogs on their network. The process is also a bit slower, compared to WordPress.com, but they eventually get to it.
To file a DMCA request against a blogspot blog, visit the Blogger DMCA page and fill out the lengthy form. You will need to provide all the details of the infringing site, which has copied your content. In addition to that, you will also have to provide links for your own content in the request.
Once a DMCA request has been filed, expect a wait time of anywhere between 48 hours to 1 week for your issue to be taken up. Once your request is taken up you will receive an email, similar to the one above.
Dealing with spam blogs is a tough job, they are just a waste of time. I have put in lot of efforts to track and deal with such blogs, but no efforts are guaranteed for success.
We would really appreciate, if you would contact us, whenever you come across splogs reproducing content from Techie Buzz. We spend hours and hours to find softwares, news and then convert them into presentable content. We certainly hate people leeching our hard work.