I love when someone else’s plans to scrape content and build a “niche” site from that content fails miserably. Sites that are offering worthless content in the name of “gaming” the system for monetary gain are popping up by the thousands every day it seems. Many of these sites will troll the web looking for related bits of content and will then pull that content into a page. They assume by targeting keywords related to their chosen niche that they will effectively produce a site with relevant content with little or no effort on their part at all.
Today I got a pingback from a site, so out of boredom mostly I decided to check it out. Guess what I found, a site about lighting had scraped part of my post about twitter spammers not being the brightest bulbs lol, so apparently one of their keyword choices was “brightest bulbs” and as you can tell, my blog and that post have absolutely nothing to do with lighting . Anyhow, here is a snapshot of the site in question if anyone is curious. I got a laugh out of this and thought what the heck, might as well share it.