A few days ago I discovered that I have been linked on somebody’s post. When I read the title, I was surprised. Take a look at the post title below…
Don’t request for ad clicks
The post title has been written in Filipino language to disguise its intentions of cheating. “As thanks for linking up to your blogs, please click on the ads on top. You will lose nothing out of this. God Bless you.” (My attempt for the translation of the post title) I went to the said post and the ads that I see were Adsense ads. The post had no content but just links to other bloggers.
Basically, it’s like saying that we (other bloggers) owe him for linking us up and we have to repay him by clicking on his ads. Tsk tsk tsk… Not only is it illegal (check out PinoyBlogero’s post about the Adsense rules), it’s also thick-face (kapal ng mukha ..a better translation please haha).
Blog -> http://pinoyrecords.blogspot.com/ (I refuse to give him a link else he might repay me by clicking on the ads haha)
Don’t copy/plagiarize other’s content
Since I’m curious at what that blog contains, I looked around his blog. The blog has articles about Philippine trivia. I can assume that the content for these trivia has been plagiarized from other websites because I did some testing. I copied some of the sentences in his content and search for them in Google. I found websites that contain the same sentences word per word.
Even in school we are taught not to plagiarize other people’s work. Those caught plagiarizing are usually given an instant failing grade. Although, we don’t have grades or scores when we are blogging, we should still avoid copying/stealing other people’s work. What would you feel if you saw your work copied someplace else and the bad thing about it, that person who copied is earning from your work?
I’d go and adsense attack his blog for sure! haha
Bottom-line: I guess the owner of that blog had a misconception about blogging and earning money. Blogging is not an easy money making scheme nor should you expect to make a lot of it (especially when you are just starting). Never ask people to click on your ads. They will click it if they are interested and not because you asked them to do it. Let’s blog happily and earn honestly everyone. ^_^
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