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Scraping: Mud & Shoes?

February 20, 2008

What is scraping?

Scraping” essentially stands for copying, or in the case of copyrighted material, stealing content off a blog that is not owned by the individual initiating the scraping process. The scraped content is often used on Spam blogs or splogs. – source

Eg 1:Scraping Eg 1

Eg 2:Scraping Eg 2

How do you tell if you’ve been scraped?

Got scrape?

Got Scrape?

Why is scraping bad?

1) Theft of intellectual property

2) Someone else is profiting from your effort

3) Your competitors may end up stealing your business!

Pop Quiz: Is Google scraping?

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2 comments

  1. […] Next: Scraping […]


  2. […] reason? Technorati doesn’t discriminate between links. I could have been scraped by a spam blog, just added by someone’s blogroll or mentioned in Joseph Jaffe’s UNM2PNM […]



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