Saturday, December 20, 2014

How to curb the spammed blogspot contents issue?

I am upset. Little has been done by blogspot to overcome the spammy sites.

Blogspot is a free platform to write and post our contents. But it has been abused, and it has been taking place all the while.

One of the reasons that i update my post lesser is that, I notice my blogspot contents have been stolen by other blogspot sites, almost instantaneously after i have posted them. Meaning, it has been done by a script. Someone has somehow been able to detect my new posted contents and immediately grab them automatically, verbatim!

What is even more irritating is that, the search engine is oblivious to this evil jerks, and they outrank the original sites like us.

I did report to the blogspot. But no action is taken.

So it seems that we the original content producers have to figure out a way to tackle such a ridiculous issue.

Here's a way:
  • Use javascript to show/hide your contents

Usually, the spammers steal the contents inside a specific HTML tag only - words and images. What i find out is that, their scripts won't be able to detect the logic inside the additional javascripts added.

I made several experiments in my previous posts. One is to hide the original contents by default (with css), and then they are only 're-displayed' at the end of the javascript added myself. It works. The spammer site is unable to show the content, except the title stolen.

With this understanding, you can basically do whatever you want inside the javascript. For example, show a foolish message in the HTML, and mask it later. From the perspective of the normal web surfers, they won't see a difference. But the stupid spammer would have that annoying texts added into their posts.

So far everything is going well. But the drawback is that, it doesn't work well with the SEO. Since you originally hide the contents, the search engines might be at first under the impression that you have no contents - which makes them index your page at a slower pace. To some extent, this is a critical issue. You defeat a robotic spammer, but you might still face the risk of being spammed by the normal thieves who copy and paste your contents with the keyboard.

So, what should we do, or what can be done by us at this point? sigh...

2 comments:

  1. Never encountered this yet in mine.
    And I never used Javascript yet.

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    1. Hi Erwin Imagin Fourze, you will encounter this when your website traffics grow...

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