Housekeeping: Gospel Planet?
I’m hoping web-savvier minds than mine can help me out here. Lately I’ve started having pings/trackbacks show up in my comments moderation que from a site called Gospel Planet. I’ve spent a decent amount of time poking around the site and I can’t find anything to disprove my sense that it’s an automated shell aggregating other people’s content (like mine) to drive up click-through rates for ad revenue. But maybe I’m missing something. The links to my posts are not consistent and are usually in full (and these are not comments but “citations” so there’s no approval process; they’re just posting my content and sending an automated trackback alert to my comments moderator … see here and here). I see no evidence of a human editorial presence, no original content, and no clearly stated purpose for the site (thus my inference about its being a shell). Can anyone help confirm or debunk my suspicions and give me a good reason not to be wary of having of this outfit harvesting my content? I don’t mind the free publicity but I do have issues with entire posts being reprinted on a regular basis. And are any other bloggers getting pings from this place?Email this Post