The Next Scourge of the Blogs
I really don’t like it when someone tries to take over my computer. Its downright impolite.
And that’s exactly what’s happening with the new take on the Splog that I’ve started seeing in the past week. Here’s what’s happening.
Here’s a clue: if you’re advertising strategy relies on tricking customers into going to your site, you’ve got a problem.
But onf further examination, it’s even more insidious – it’s the next generation of the Splog. Here’s what’s happening – these redirected blogs are actually using affiliate programs to earn cash. So they’re getting dollars for every customer duped.
Both Technorati and Google need to get aggressive to weed these clowns out. Give us a “report splog” button in our search results! And it’s well beyond the time when Google needs to add a “report abuse” button to their Adsense ads.
If you’ve had System Doctor installed, Adaware or SpyBot Seach and Destroy should remove it without a problem.
The domain SystemDoctor (dot) com is owned by:
PO Box 143, Y Felinheli
Wales, NA LL56 4WQ
Bigger weasels will be tough to find.