Maybe this isn’t that new, but it’s fairly new to me.
I’ve been getting trackbacks from these spammer blogs that scrape a piece of my blog and post it along with a link to my original post. It seems clear that they’re run by bots because of the un-natural way in which they select text to post.
EDIT: Here’s another Spam-Bot-Blog
It’s weird and annoying. I wonder if this is working for them. Do they make money with AdSense clicks? Do they come up in search results for the topics they are centered on?
This kind of gaming the system is just… Not cool!