Copyscape link spam scheme

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Copyscape link spam scheme

Unread post by Santeri » Wed Apr 03, 2019 5:10 pm

Copyscape is an online tool for discovering spammy duplicate content potentially scraped from other websites, and the websites copy-pasting your original content. Despite of the noble goal to reduce search engine spam, the service is actually encouraging its users offering them spammy html code for their websites to Defend your Site with a Banner. They have conveniently forgot to add the necessary

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rel="nofollow"
to the following banner code they are offering to everyone

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<a href="http://www.copyscape.com/"><img src="//banners.copyscape.com/img/copyscape-banner-white-200x25.png" width="200" height="25" border="0" alt="Protected by Copyscape" title="Protected by Copyscape - Do not copy content from this page." /></a>
Let's hope they get their spam issue fixed before someone report's them.