Beware: Rant Ahead...
Recently I have noticed a very disturbing change in the Blogs that Link Here search through Technorati. I have long professed sharing links with other blogs that have some reasonable relationship with my Work at Home blog.
I have done the Good Reads links to share work at home information for any visitor or regular reader who is looking for interesting things related to home business on the internet.
I have used links in various forms to share blogs I read and always include the URL for any article I reference.
I have participated in Blogtipping.
I believe sharing links is a good thing for the parties involved.
There have been quite a few links to my blog that have absolutely nothing to do with working at home, the internet, blogging or anything else I write about.
It seemed to start with a Headline service I found as a possible way to promote a site or product for the home business owner. Shortly after I posted about it, I started getting links from searches that involved keywords in various posts. None of them had anything to do with the article itself except a quote from the article by "Google search". They do include a link to the post, but that is the only thing in common with my blog.
Some of the examples are:
One is Change My Name. That was picked up from the post Change is Not Easy. Nothing to do with the original post.
Here's a good one. Body detoxification via an ionizing Foot Bath. That was linked to the Results of My Work at Home Business Is... Poll. Not sure how they thought that had anything to do with a foot bath.
This is the one that prompted me to write this post. Vomit Scat. This is a porn site that has an image link to my blog. I can't find the exact post or what picture they link to, but I am PISSED.
I am used to getting Spam in my E-mail. I have even had to deal with Comment Spam. I can deal with these intrusions with various blocks, monitoring and filters.
I cannot deal with people just linking to my Blog with no connection or affiliation, much less as a self promotion for Porn. I want to find these people and put an end to this type of Spam. I know it probably is more than I can handle, but something has to be done.
Have any of you run into the same type of Link Spam? How have you handled it? If you were on the new Home Page and got transferred here through a link in an article, Please Click Here to Return to Working at Home on the Internet (the New and Improved Version). For your convience: E-Mail Questions Good Luck in YOUR Endeavors