Placeblogger.com is a fantastic local and hyper local site that lists local blogs for the express purpose of creating news and information about places that may be ignored by the local media due to their tiny size or stature. To further understand the site, you must consider their definition of a placeblog:
“Placeblogs: are sometimes called “hyperlocal sites” because some of them focus on news events and items that cover a particular neighborhood in great detail — and in particular, places that might be too physically small or sparsely populated to attract much traditional media coverage. Because of this, many people have associated them with the term “citizen journalism,” or journalism done by non-journalists.”
Placeblogger’s Differentiating Factor
Without a doubt this site takes on a hyper hyper local flavor and one that is built on the experiences of people who have lived in the places they write posts for and about:
According to placeblogger:“They’re about the lived experience of a place. That experience may be news, or it may simply be about that part of our lives that isn’t news but creates the texture of our daily lives. . . “
Add Places: This is a method to add your blog to the directory and gain more exposure
Founder-Editor and Advisors: A solid list of bright people in which to entrust your research with confidence
This site is supported and produced by the Center for Citizen Media a grassroots organization that promotes and sustains citizen journalism at every level possible. This is the type of organization that provides the help and guidance for bloggers to continue to propagate hyper local messages, prosper as self contained journalistic entities, and create community amongst the masses.
Perception in the real world is often reality. In the online world of websites and blogs it is often the rule that people rely upon to much. The perception that a blogger who provides too many links in a post will lose his audience is simply a myth. The best case study supporting this statement is the famous and very popular drudgereport.com. The drudgereport is an aggregates news feeds and links to some of the best sources available. They then position small amounts of text (description) around the outbound links. Yet with all of these pathways that lead away from the site, people flock(Alexa ranking 728) to the drudgereport for their daily fix of news.
San Francisco Hell’s Angel Chapter president Mark “Papa” Guardado was shot and killed after a struggle only blocks from the ‘Frisco clubhouse according to reports from the San Francisco Chronicle today.
The murder took place at approximately 10:30pm when Guardado and an unknown assailant were engaged in what Lt. Mike Stasko of SFPD’s homicide detail described as “They had a wrestling match first,” Then “the guy shot him(Guardado) , and he got on his motorcycle and left.”
Speculation after the incident ran wild with the most prominent scenario’s being a rival biker gang hit by the Mongols or any number of other gangs in the area. Guardado’s attorney Patrick Ciocca had a different take on the slain Angel:
“He really was an all-around good guy. There are hundreds, if not thousands, of people who are going to miss him dearly.”
On the other side of the ledger is Sonoma County prosecutor Victoria Shanahan’s take on Guardado who she described as “was an extremely dangerous gang member,”
Apparently my words have not fallen on deaf ears in my ongoing fight to have countrychasehomes.com de-indexed and removed from Google Search forever. Joe Wilcox respected journalist for Ziff Davis Enterprises and the columnist for “Microsoft Watch” decided to print my article announcing my plans to attempt to have countrychasehomes removed from Google. See article here
In the meantime my last three articles on networking and the Sausalito Art Festival have been scraped and placed on the splog site-with no end in sight to their continual robbery.
One of the best hyper local bloggers in the country, sent me what could be the solution to my splogger problem with countrychasehomes.com. The solution is a link to Google to report not only spammers but Black Hat SEO and rip off artists alike.
Here is the link to Google’s Spam Report:form. If anybody is plagerizing, outright stealing, spamming, utilizing cloaking, Black Hat SEO, or sending you fake traffic from a traffic generating software you can report these activities to the one place that matters the most–Google.
Let’s see how stupid these guys really are when it comes to monitoring countrychasehomes.com. They already placed my article announcing they are a splog. Let’s see if they place this article on their site announcing my attempts to have them de-indexed aka declassified and removed from Google search engine placement.
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*Have you ever had your home invaded or robbed? My parents house was robbed in Chicago. *Have you ever been mugged with your valuables stolen from you on a lonely street? I was robbed at gunpoint in downtown Washington D.C.
Well that is EXACTLY WHAT HAS HAPPENED RIGHT HERE ON deansguide with the splogger site calledcountrychasehomes.com. The operator of this site known alias, Annay, HAS STOLEN NEARLY 50 OF MY ARTICLES and placed them on this site as if they were his own writing content. He or she has the site set up with categories to look like a real blog. Every single word on this site was written by me–and I am F#$&ING PISSED!
Countrychasehomes is a typical advertising play. Ripping my content off to build a site, slamming Google Adsense ads all over it, NOT allowing comments typical of this kind of rip off strategy, and utilizing my content in order to generate link spam.
Please Take Action Against This Site: A Plea To My Readers
Please follow this link to this splog site and do the following: