Splog... Sounds Fun, Is Evil

You arts bloggers out there should be on the lookout for a sinister Web prowler known as the "splog," or spam blog.

Splogs automatically lift the content from real blogs to increase their own search engine rankings and generate advertising opportunities.

Wired.com recently release a How-To Wiki for fighting splogs: Read it now.

And Lorelle on WordPress, a blog about blogging, has a post about identifying splogs: Check it out.

Be sure your blog isn't being ripped off by a splog, as it could be detrimental to your site traffic and Google ranking.