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Old 10-18-2009, 11:51 AM   #5
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A scrapper site is a blackhat method of creating site with absolutely no original content. They pull in rss feeds, bot scrape, etc, from other original sites then throw the mish-mash through software to build a combined content new site. Takes seconds to do and is completely automated. Cron jobs or some other no maintenance system is installed to keep pulling in fresh content from other original sites.

RSS is particularly vulnerable to scrapping so some admins opt not to use rss so content is not stolen as easily. I just never use much content in a feed. Little content is of no use to a blackhat site, or at least not going to get jammed in Googles duplicate content filter.

see this for a very basic explanation. Scraper site - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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