How to Combat the Oompa Loompa Sploggers
Lately there has been a lot of jibber jabber in the comments about sploggers stealing content. I think we can all agree that these sploggers can be very annoying. Personally, every time I think of the people that make Splogs, I think of Oompa Loompas. I think that some cracker jack has kidnapped a bunch of these guys much like Willy Wonka and instead of forcing them to make candy, they are forced to make splogs.
So try not to think of fighting against sploggers, really you are battling Oompa Loompas. First off I would like to dispense some advice to these Oompa Loompas in a method the will understand: An Oompa Loompa song…
Oompa Loompa doo-pa-dee-do
I have perfect puzzle for you
Oompa Loompa doo-pa-dee-dee
If you are wise, you’ll listen to me
What do you get when you steal content?
Trying to monetize a little Adsense
Google won’t even look at you twice
When your a splog and you do not play nice
Slapped for duplicate content.
Oompa, Loompa, doo-pa-dee-da
If you’re not greedy, you will go far
You will live in happiness too
Like the Oompa Loompa doom-pa-dee-do
So many people have devised methods to combat these Oompa Loompa sploggers. Most people have chosen to include links back to there blog so that there is a chance that someone reading the slpog will click on the link and find your blog. Or people include the link so that they can get a bit of link juice to increase their page rank.
This method is fine and dandy, but I think there may be a better technique. What if instead of adding a link back to your blog, you add a link to an affiliate product? This way when your content gets stolen, the splogger will end up having a link to an affiliate product where you get the commissions for any sales. Seems like a good idea to me.
Another idea which you can use, provided you do not have adsense on your site, and you are confident that your post will get picked up by a splog, is to write a post asking people to click on your adsense ads. That way when the splogger steals your content there will be prominent calls to action to click on the adsense ads, which I am sure the splog has. There is a rare chance, but still a chance that Google may notice this blog and shut them down for violation of the Adsense TOS.
If you have a great idea of how to take advantage of the Oompa Loompa Sploggers please feel free to share below