Comments on: Stop Complaining About Scrapers and Start Taking Advantage of Them http://www.themelab.com/take-advantage-of-scrapers/ We build High Quality, Good Looking Premium WordPress Themes that are Easy to Use and ready for just about anything. Tue, 28 Jun 2016 19:01:53 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6.1 By: Leland http://www.themelab.com/take-advantage-of-scrapers/#comment-11606 Thu, 21 Jan 2010 17:07:05 +0000 http://www.themelab.com/?p=1363#comment-11606 That’s a good question, but hopefully it wouldn’t matter that a “bad neighborhood” links to you, just as long as you don’t link back to them.

You might see pingbacks/trackbacks from the scraper sites as wel, but I wouldn’t approve them, even if they’re nofollow links.

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By: rp http://www.themelab.com/take-advantage-of-scrapers/#comment-11605 Thu, 21 Jan 2010 11:36:50 +0000 http://www.themelab.com/?p=1363#comment-11605 Hi, you talk about taking advantage of scrapers by using YARP (which I do). But aren’t the websites of scrapers a bad neighborhood to get backlinks from?

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By: Leland http://www.themelab.com/take-advantage-of-scrapers/#comment-11600 Wed, 20 Jan 2010 16:54:36 +0000 http://www.themelab.com/?p=1363#comment-11600 My next one will be “Tasty Showcase” which you can see a demo of here. I’ll let you know when it’s released.

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By: Jaypee http://www.themelab.com/take-advantage-of-scrapers/#comment-11599 Wed, 20 Jan 2010 16:44:14 +0000 http://www.themelab.com/?p=1363#comment-11599 You’re welcome! Glad I could include this useful tip in my roundup for my readers and visitors. That’s right, this is only effective for whole posts but its better than nothing. I also don’t mind those scrapers anymore but I don’t approve their trackbacks/pingbacks. 🙂

Btw, let me know when you’re gonna release a new WP theme so I can do a review of it on my blog.

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By: Leland http://www.themelab.com/take-advantage-of-scrapers/#comment-11597 Tue, 19 Jan 2010 17:51:53 +0000 http://www.themelab.com/?p=1363#comment-11597 Hey Jaypee, thanks for including the article in your Weekend Roundup. 😀

And yeah, I don’t think the RSS footer and related post links would be displayed when the scrapers just take an excerpt (and not the full article) so you’re right about that.

Personally I don’t really mind those excerpt scrapers because not only do they only take a few sentences, but they tend to link back to the original article as well (otherwise the excerpt on their site would be pretty much useless). My post was mostly talking about full-post scraper sites.

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By: Jaypee http://www.themelab.com/take-advantage-of-scrapers/#comment-11596 Tue, 19 Jan 2010 17:39:09 +0000 http://www.themelab.com/?p=1363#comment-11596 Nice tip Leland! I use the RSS footer plugin on my blog but haven’t tried combining it with the YARP plugin. Based on the instructions and the concept, I believe it would work if the scrapers scrape the full article. However, I’ve seen a lot of scrapers who only use a couple lines/sentences from the post. Nevertheless this is still a good tip which bloggers can use to take advantage of scrapers. If you can’t beat ’em, use em. Hehe

Btw, I’ve added this article to my Weekend Roundup. 🙂

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