Muthafcking Blog Content Traffic Stealing Fckers

spam luncheon meatSurprise surprise. Of course I too swear at times. But only do it in the annoying instances like this one. The blog content thieves aren’t like the blatantly ‘copy and paste’ ones you generally would find. These I would call; excerpt stealers. Hence, almost the equivalent of blog traffic and content stealers.

What happens if after one of my popular posts get published, these fckers would plonk the first paragraph onto their so-called ‘blog’. As much as it looks like a blog, it’s a space for them to store any bloggers content. And you know what makes these people real muthafckers? They don’t even have that little respect to include the author’s name or blog’s name.

Initially, I thought this trackback (or pingback) spam was something the WordPress spam plugin like Akismet and Spam Karma 2 missed. But I now know these spam filters don’t fend off these content traffic stealing fckers. For the past few weeks, I’ve been blacklisting a number of domains. And I’m not sorry because I don’t see how this group of people will be beneficial to my blog or its content.

I’ve even tried installing a plugin called WP-Hardened Trackback (as you can see below the comments) but it doesn’t work. Just a couple of minutes ago, another spam trackback came in and into the blacklist I threw it.

Due to the annoying fact this is happening and WordPress can’t do anything about it – I think, I’ve turned off; Allow link notifications from other blogs (pingbacks and trackbacks.). This is found in your Options > Discussion under Usual settings for an article.

I would really like to enable trackbacks but this kinda incidences really drives me up the wall.

Any other blogger found a solution to trackback spam or is experiencing trackback spam?

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6 Responses to “Muthafcking Blog Content Traffic Stealing Fckers”

  1. Response #1 by Ah Pek on February 22nd, 2008

    Why bother leh? They are the only one we can get backlinks from nowadays. LOL.

    Sometimes I purposely write post with titles that these scrappers like so I get some free backlinks! hahahaha..

  2. Response #2 by pablopabla on February 22nd, 2008

    I get it a lot. What I do is removing traces of their trackbacks from my site and then it becomes a one-way link.

    For those which copied by site in toto, I would send them an email telling them to remove it within x days failing which I would report to Google. Most of them do remove.

  3. Response #3 by Danny Foo on February 22nd, 2008

    ROFL! I don’t know. Somehow seeing useless stuff on my blog I feel diminishes the quality it was made to deliver. :P

  4. Response #4 by flisterz on February 22nd, 2008

    “excerpt stealers”. thats the most accurate term for this. I got this a lot too. Normally I just ignore them as I got no trouble at all. :)

  5. Response #5 by alex on February 23rd, 2008

    hi danny,
    this is indeed an interesting article, you are lucky that you know who steal your article, where myself, sometime i don’t even know who steel my photos.

  6. Response #6 by Danny Foo on February 23rd, 2008

    flisterz:
    Hmm, probably I should just do what Pablo mentioned. Delete their linkage here and have them give me all the link love. :P

    alex:
    It’s a pleasure seeing you here too. Well, the other way some people do it is they constantly manually upload SimpleViewer Flash based galleries to their recent wedding post.


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