Make the scrapers work for you!
Some of you had already noticed that I’ve added a link back to my blog in the footer of articles in my RSS feed, like this:
I didn’t do that because I thought you guys couldn’t find my blog. It was actually a plugin requested by Shoemoney, who wanted to make the scrapers work for him too, by getting some more backlinks from them. I thought it was a great idea, and this is actually quite a simple plugin: you upload it, enable it, maybe change the default text (which is “This is a post from <link><blog name></link>”), and you’re done.
Update: based on a quote from Matt Cutts in a post by Patrick Altoft, “How to foil scrapers on your blog“, I’ve added the option to add a link back to the post itself, with the title of the post as anchor text. This looks like this: