"This Is Not Simply A Blog and Ping Tool! RSS to Blog Pro Is A Full Automated Content Blogging Solution For Your Business."

Your spam business, I guess.

If you've ever wondered what kind of market there is for splog (spam blog) tools, maybe the crazy marketing hype on this site will give you an idea.

Posted by jzawodn at October 18, 2005 01:22 PM

Reader Comments
# Arcterex said:

I particularily like the 'screenshot of kelvin's personal results' they offer a link to, before they degrate into unlinked URLs of blogs containing nothing but keyword stories.

And yet it somehow still works...

on October 18, 2005 02:20 PM
# Nick W said:

Hey, you forgot to put the affiliate id in that link Jeremy....

on October 18, 2005 02:22 PM
# Kyle Christensen said:

That banner makes it look like it could be a D-Link product.

on October 18, 2005 02:57 PM
# Gerald Steffens said:

Looks like Yahoo has developed a really good splog filtering tool and tries to promote rss2blog in order to spam-hit Google & Co. ;-)

btw: It's not the weapon that is dangerous, it's the man behind the weapon. the tool itself may be used for good reasons. but not in many cases i guess.

on October 18, 2005 03:52 PM
# Paul Westbrook said:

When I have seen this type of access on my blog, I redirect the requests for the rss feed to a file that I have handcrafted. It has a bunch of entries that state that this is copywrited content.

on October 18, 2005 09:07 PM
# bktan said:

how wld u suggest a possibility to get an interview with yahoo/google/etc., i just wanna work in the states.

on October 18, 2005 10:41 PM
# IrishWonder said:

I second Gerald Steffens, this very tool can be used for completely legitimate pusposes like writing stuff in advance and then scheduling to post it whenever you like... a lot of blogging software doesn't provide you with this option. Plus, if you have more than one blog to maintain it gives you a single interface for them all. And the ping function is only equalled in WordPress. Everything could be tweaked into spam use as long as search engines make using spam a better solution than actually doing completely white hat stuff.

on October 19, 2005 03:17 AM
# RandomLoser said:

"Tools" more powerful are circulating in the hacker underground scene. Most of which are installed to compromised hosts over in Asia. Yeah, didn't you know western hackers have a false sense of security by using eastern hosts, while I guess eastern hackers compromise western hosts and vice versa. In reality, you're just as likely to be caught by cyber security anti crime units, no matter where you do your hax0ring. I guess thats not much comfort for Yahoo's new blog search index tho....

on October 19, 2005 09:41 AM
# Rodney Rumford said:

I love this post about this spam blog tool (splog). There are always black hat marketers that prey on the ignorance and shortsightedness of people that are looking for the latest "secret" marketing tool to "trick the search engines" into higher rankings.

I just wish people would wake up and learn that a properly executed blog that delivers relevant and on topic value added content is really the only way to have your blog rank well organically. You need to be creating valuable original content. Do they really think that all the PHD's at Yahoo and Google won't find a way to filter out this spam blog garbage?

These "Blog and Ping" types need to be exposed. Thanks for the post. Anyway, I appreciated the great laugh this morning. Rodney Rumford

on October 20, 2005 09:49 AM
# Frank Gruber said:

Splog Reporter (http://www.splogreporter.com) was created back in mid-August to try and assist in combating the problem. Splog Reporter can distinguish splogs from regular blogs based on URL submitted. Please take action and help us clean up the blogosphere by reporting splog today!


on October 20, 2005 04:34 PM
# Steve said:

RSStoBlog is a fabulous tool and I make 5 figures a month from adsense across my 356 blogs. Couldnt live without it. Who else is gonna update my blogs daily while I am out on my boat skiing? LOL :)

on October 29, 2005 08:43 AM
# ok said:


on November 1, 2005 03:35 AM
# anish said:


You work for yahoo... i though you should be promoting yahoo ads rather than google ads on your site.

Or, is it google adsense paying you more than yahoo YPN;)

- anish

on November 4, 2005 11:43 AM
# Meier said:

Well - cool i found this ...

Well as long as thoese stupid people on MSN and Yahoo doesent figure out how to filter spam - this kinda tools are simply worth to musch money - even if you have a legit site - you simply need to spam if you want to be amongst the first 40 results on msn and yahoo ... I hate those fools ....

on December 9, 2005 02:03 AM
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