2 examples of bad blogging practices you should avoid

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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8 thoughts on “2 examples of bad blogging practices you should avoid

  1. Yup, I saw that page too before it was brought down. And he did link to my site too.

    Maybe the blogger watched Mel and Joey’s segment on blogging in the Philippines and how to make money out of it and thought of “practicing” what he learned from there. Sheesh.

  2. The only thing google could care about in this case is the ad clicking, when it comes to duplicate content google could seriously care less ;). Try disabling a couple of blogspot accounts and having some little spammer take over the account to bring back a couple of entries you had read in whatever archiving system with some spam links included. The google owned blogspot is going to be the last to remove it ;).

    As for this kind of behavior, it’s nothing new. I have a link to my blog entries posted like this on a couple of hundred nice little spam sites with duplicated content from all over the web, filled with ads wanting you to click on and asides from that not serving a real purpose to be on the web.

    Started about a year ago already, guess they’re wanting to get something out of it and since it keeps on going for so long some must actually be clicking on the ads I suppose.

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