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Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Jobs Blogs Are Not Desired, In Blogger

We see an occasional hopeful spammer asking, in Blogger Help Forum: Get Help with an Issue, about one more spam blog subject.
Can I publish a blog, and provide job postings?
The would be blog owner has not read the Blogger Content rules.

Jobs blogs are a problem, in Blogger. A jobs website should be published by a Commercial or Government Employment ("Human Resources") agency - and very few commercial or government job agencies operate Blogger blogs, as their website.

Most commercial and government agencies operate their own domains, and websites - and are properly advertised by their domain URLs. Not as "jobsformycountry.blogspot.com".

The few such agencies, which settle for publishing to Blogger, will probably be too small to provide anything interesting.

A jobs blog will be a favourite of many publishers, with little work required.

A jobs blog would be a favourite, of a blog owner, because it requires little effort to publish. You simply bookmark all of the agencies offering jobs, surf to each one periodically, and copy then paste interesting possibilities, into various blog posts.

Google does not want such content. Blogger specifically prohibits it.

Spam blogs cause various problems, beyond simply wasting a few seconds of your time when you happen to come across one. They can clog up search engines, making it difficult to find real content on the subjects that interest you. They may scrape content from other sites on the web, using other people's writing to make it look as though they have useful information of their own. And if an automated system is creating spam posts at an extremely high rate, it can impact the speed and quality of the service for other, legitimate users.

Many blog owners try to make money, with jobs blogs. AdSense won't publish ads on a site with copied content.

Fact: We don’t allow sites with auto-generated or otherwise unoriginal content to participate in the AdSense program. This is to ensure that our users are benefiting from a unique online experience and that our advertisers are partnering with useful and relevant sites.


A jobs blog publisher will be seeing this - a lot.



A blog owner won't have job offerings of his own - anything offered will be copied.

A blog owner who does not represent a commercial or government agency will have no way to generate legitimate job postings. Any postings on a jobs blog will be scraped from an legitimate commercial or government agency website - and the blog will be righteously classified as spam.

And that will leave another forum post.
My blog is locked for SPAM, without any prior warning. This is my favourite blog - how can they do this to me?

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Jobs blogs are a favourite subject, for many #Blogger blog owners. They require little work - and are guaranteed to generate a lot of traffic, from the hopeful job seekers who have no idea that everything offered on the blog has been scraped from a legitimate commercial or government agency website.

They will receive little respect from the Blogger spam classifier, though. As with all scraped content, they will be righteously classified, and deleted.

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