Another Use For PKBlogs

Every week or so, you’ll see a complaint from someone.

Hey everybody – report http://somehateblog.blogspot.com – it’s being used to spread lies about me (my employer, my girlfriend, etc).

Now, it’s not a bad idea to alert others to problem blogs and similar websites. But when you do it using an open link, the search engines will be putting that link into their databases, when they come thru the forum and find it.

And that’s not hurting the blog, or its owner.

Half the folks reporting the abusive blogs are the blog owners. They want quick readership, and search engine hits.

And if they were to go into a forum, and say

Hey everybody – check out http://somehateblog.blogspot.com!

they would be labeled as a spammer.

But, if they “report” the blog by

Hey everybody – report http://somehateblog.blogspot.com – it’s being used to spread lies about me (my employer, my girlfriend, etc).

they are guaranteed instant readers. Just like folks who drives by a car wreck will slow down to look, folks who drive by a forum post

Hey everybody – report http://somehateblog.blogspot.com – it’s being used to spread lies about me (my employer, my girlfriend, etc).

will go and look there. They have to look – if they are going to report the problem, they have to see the problem first. And the search engines will be right behind them, pumping up the value of the blog.

And ringing the cash register of the blog owner.

And half the time, the content of the blog will be so lame, it’s not even worth reporting. But the blog gets the hits anyway.

So what are you going to do?

Enter PKBlogs, and other anonymising proxy servers. PKBlogs was previously developed to provide access to Blog*Spot web sites, when the Pakistan government had a block against “*.blogspot.com”. PKBlogs stepped up, and provided that access, as a public service.

But they can be used for any anonymous access to any “*.blogspot.com” web site, and not just for Pakiatanis. And what better way than

Hey everybody – report somehateblog. Check them out as http://www.pkblogs.com/somehateblog – it’s being used to spread lies about me (my employer, my girlfriend, etc).

The public gets informed, and the search engines see no link to the problem blog. Problem solved.

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