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"Related Blog" advertising problem with auto blog

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by hotpassion, Jun 20, 2009.

  1. hotpassion

    hotpassion Junior Member

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    Hi all,
    I wonder if anyone here who create auto blogs have my problem with this fucky annoying "Related Blog" advertising in my auto blog ? I have some auto blogs. I noticed that at the bottom of some posts in my blog, it posted a tailing advertising( or backlinks) :" Related Blog" + huge list of other hypelink texts with link to other sites and blogs, CPA offer,...
    Most of this "Related Blog" ads are posted under my Youtube video posts and Amazon item 's posts.
    I take a careful look at these text links and noticed that they generated based on the Tags of my posts (sometime not all related to the Tags).
    Sometime, it appear as : Twitter Poster Unite: advertising tex link here....

    Has any one here noticed of this "Related Blog" ads in your auto blogs ?
    I wonder if anyone get this problem like me ?

    Can you suggest how to fix this ?
    At present, I do delete this "Related Blog" ads manually, but it take so much time and it will still post again now and then in my blogs :(
    I need to find out how it can post these and delete the adware bug or edit the script, plugins so that it can't post ads again. I don't know it the plug in creator programmed it or a hacker did it .
    I used over 10 plugin for my auto blogs and i'm not sure which plug in generate the ads.

    The other problem is with my Twitter posting.
    In one of my twitter accounts (i use one Twitter acc for each blog), when i check at Twitter acc updates, I notice that all the update posts are not posts from my blogs, but to some one's CPA offers, so much kinds of offers :eek:! I have to deactivate the Twitter poster plugin for that blog, because i don't want my Twitter followers are spammed with the hacker' spams:yield: !

    I think if you use twiter poster plug in that download from BHW, you should be careful and always keep a look at your Twitter updates. Your Twiter acc could be bombarded with spams after you use this plugin for some time (seem after a month or so ).

    In one of the spammed posts in my Twitter updates, I noticed that it Link to the site :
    [FONT=&quot]lunaticstudios(dot)com/software/[/FONT]

    This is the site of a BHW's member who share his Amazon' auto post plug in. But I don't see Twitter Poster Plugin in his software. So I wonder if he has hacked Twitter poster plug in and make it auto post ads to his blogs and CPA's offers ?


    Please help me !
    Thank for your help.
     
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  2. hotpassion

    hotpassion Junior Member

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    It is very sad that I can't get any help or any replies for my problem .. :bawling: There must be a lots of members here doing auto blog, but I can't understand why they don't know about this problem may happened in their blogs ?:confused:
     
  3. iglow

    iglow Elite Member

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    I use a script to which i tell to stop scraping feed at som word. So i just put 'relate blogs' as ther word, script seses that and stops scraping :)
     
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  4. Rick4691

    Rick4691 Registered Member Premium Member

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    Hmmm, sorry for the delayed response. Didn't see the post until today.

    I think iglow has a point --- if you're using the WP-O-Matic plug-in, try putting this bit in near the beginning of the parseItemContent() function after the first line where it says
    Code:
    $content = $item->get_content();
    :

    Code:
        if (stristr($content, 'Related Blog')) {
                $content = stristr($content, 'Related Blog');
        }
    I hate calling the same function (stristr(), here) twice, but I am still a bit leery about PHP's dynamic typing and treatment of boolean values.

    Sorry I didn't get a chance to actually test this code out --- the stristr function should ignore case and return only the first part of the first argument before the first occurrence of the second. And if the second argument is not contained in the first argument, then the function would return a FALSE value.
     
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  5. hotpassion

    hotpassion Junior Member

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    Thank you iglow and Rick4691 for your replies. I received kind support at last.
    I will apply the code to WP-O-matic to see if it fix the problem and report the result here. But still not sure if WP-O-Matic causes the problem or other plug ins.
    According to what I understand, the "Related Blog" ad are not the contents of the feeds itself. It seem to be generated automatically and programmed to post under a post. So I wonder if we can filter it by putting a code in the plug in to stop pulling that ad ?
    Am I right, Rick4691 ?
    I will try it anyway to see if it solve the problem.
    Any other suggestions would be highly appreciated.
    Thanks a lot.
     
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    Rick4691 Registered Member Premium Member

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    I don't know what other plugins you have. But, if you are able to edit the posts and remove the ads after the fact, those ads are either part of the feed, in which case the code snippet I supplied (or a correction thereof) should nip it in the bud, or the ads are being appended by another plug-in after the feed has been retrieved.

    If the ads are not part of the RSS feed, you need to find out which plug-in is responsible for the ads.

    To do this, deactivate one plug-in at a time. After you turn off one plug-in, wait a while until your blog has retrieved a few feeds and look to see if the ads still appear. If they do, you know you have not yet found the culprit. Turn off another plug-in and try again.

    When the ads disappear, you will know which plug-in is responsible for tacking on the ads --- it's the last plug-in you deactivated.

    At that point, you should be able to start hacking at that plug-in's code in order to deactivate the ad appending bits.
     
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  7. hotpassion

    hotpassion Junior Member

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    Rick4691, You are right, i also think the ads are generated by one of the plugins and it it make posts automatically to the bottom of my posts, I will follow your instructions and detect the maleware-embedded plugin to stop it. Thank again for your help. Best wish for you !