Tired of blog scrapers and sploggers? Blog scrapers or sploggers are people who steal your blog content and reproduce it on their own blog. I have seen whole posts ripped off. Not just the content but the images too. And to add insult to injury and make it even worse quite often the sploggers blog is ranked more highly in search engine results than the blog that it was ripped off from.
If you want to protect the integrity of your blog and prevent others cashing in on all your hard work it pays to check periodically to see whether your blog is being scraped. There are free tools such as Copyscape that will assist you to detect if your blog is being scraped.
Here are some articles that will help you learn more about blog scraping or blog splogging, protect your blog from blog scraping and take action if your blog has been scraped.
Social @ Blog Tracker - Content Theft
A great article about how to protect your blog from being copied, some tools to identify copied material and some great tips about what to do if you find your blog has been scraped.
Mint Blogger - How to Knock Out a Scrapper in 2 Easy Steps
In this article you will find out how to report a blog scraper to Google Adsense. There is also an explanation about reporting to Google using the Spam Result Reporting Form
Blog Know How - Add a Feedburner FeedFlare to Your Blogger Feed
In this article you will learn how to add a Feedburner FeedFlare to you Blogger Blogspot feed. The article also covers how to protect your feed from blog scraping by adding a copyright notice and notice of author ownership to the FeedFlare which appears below each post.
Blog Herald - 20 Best Free Anti-Plagarism Tools
A comprehensive article about protection, detection, and reporting of blog scraping of both content and images.
Digital Inspiration - File a DMCA Notice of Copyright InfringementCovers how to file a DMCA notice of copyright infringement and includes a sample template
Lorelle - What To Do When Someone Steals Your Content
Lots of great tips in this informative article on content theft and blog scraping. Includes a sample email template to use when approaching the blog scraper about the content theft.
In this article I have put together some resources that will help you as a blog webmaster protect your blog from blog scraping, detect blog scraping and take action if you find your blog has been scraped and your content stolen. If your blog has been scraped I'd love to hear about your experience.
If you are about to launch a Blogger Blogspot blog have you considered your blog topic? How viable is it? How many blogs are there on the subject already? Do you know?
Choosing a blog topic is one of the most overlooked areas of blogging. Most people launch into creating a blog with little thought about their areas of interest, how much they know about their chosen subject and the audience they will be appealing to.
I have selected this collection of articles with the beginner and new blogger in mind. Below you will find articles that provide tips and strategies to help you select a blog topic that is right for you and will raise issues about choosing a blog topic that you may not have even considered. Use these articles as a great resource to support your blog topic choice.
Blogspot Blogger Guide - 7 Tips to Choose a Great Blogger Blog Topic
Find your fit. 7 useful tips on how to choose a great blog topic for a Blogger blogspot blog. This blog is especially for beginners and newbies to Blogspot blogging.
Problogger - Principles of Choosing a Profitable Blog Topic
In this article Darren Rowse explores the principles of choosing a profitable blog
Problogger - How to Choose a Niche Topic for Your Blog
This article covers how to choose a niche topic for your blog. Includes examining income stream and competition
Dosh Dosh - How to Choose The Right Blog Niche
This article discusses how to choose the right blog niche following a simple three step method
This article provides a resource of material on the subject of choosing a good blog topic. Whether you are setting up one blog or multiple blogs bear in mind that choosing and defining your blog topic is one of many important set up tasks in building a successful blog.
In this article you will find helpful articles to assist you to add meta tags to a Blogger Blogspot blog. You will also find links to resources such as free meta tag analyzer tools and a list of meta tags and their uses on Blogger.
Most webmasters of Blogger want to optimize their Blogspot blog to ensure good placement in search engine results. Unfortunately Blogger is not search engine friendly in some respects and requires tweaking to improve this situation.
Blogger does not support meta tags for site description and keywords. These can be added manually to improve SEO - search engine optimization.
Below are a bunch of stand out Blogger Blogspot tutorials that will assist you to place meta tags on your blog that will help your blog achieve better placings in search engine results.
Helpful Articles About Adding Meta Tags to Blogger
Below are a bunch of stand out tutorials that will assist you to place meta tags on your blog that will go some way to increasing your placement in search engine results.
Blog Know How
A comprehensive article which shows you how to add meta tags to your home page and to an individual post. The article also discusses the limitations of Blogger and why it is important to add meta tags.
Guide to Using Meta Tags in a Blogger Blogspot Blog
Meta Tag resources articles
Daily Blog Tips
An indepth article which lists different types of meta tags and discusses which meta tags are most useful
Free Meta Tag Analyzer Tools
There are many free Meta Tag Analyzer tools on the internet. Here are a couple of suggestions:
These tools will provide you with a heap of information about your blog including keywords and keyword phrases. Make sure your meta tag relevancy to page content is 90% or above.
In this article I have suggested helpful websites to assist you to add meta tags to a Blogger Blogspot blog. I have provided links to access free Meta Tag Analyzer tools to analyze the meta tags and keywords on your blog. And I have directed you to a blog that provides a comprehensive list of meta tags and suggests their uses on Blogger.
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