Recently a blog reader of mine notified me about a Make money site (http://qooooo.com/) that is embedding 1000s of blogs and high traffic blog posts using frames. Basically, they claim to provide a search site but all that they do is to store a lot of good quality pages using tags and allow a tag search in their directory.
What’s wrong in Being Framed?
Putting your blog or individual posts under other website’s frames may sound harmless but it’s not too good for your blog.
1) Basically, they are making a lot of money using other’s content. It’s not exactly scrapping or copying but something very close to it. For example, the above mentioned site is more like a one page search directory with a lot of Google AdSense blocks and they seem to be making good money out of that just pointing people to your content. Well, search engines do pretty much the same but they don’t frame you.
2) It may be bad for your page’s ranking I would think. For example, when I did a allinurl: qooooo.com fayezspa search in Google, it listed my framed content with exactly the same Title as my post has. I am sure, this may have some impact on the search ranks of my pages. Even worse, as per Alexa, one of their search queries is already having my blog name there in and that’s money making search phrase (See the image)!
3) What these people have done is selective listing of high traffic, keyword relevant pages that gives them very good EPC for their own ads. Very smart indeed, but shameless content thieves!
4) I am not sure if they are even stealing the affiliate commissions of framed pages using some cookie dropping techniques.
In short, framing someone else’ content without their consent is just plain theft.
If you do not want sites like qooooo.com to frame your website, all that you need to do is to put this Framekiller or Framebreaker script in your header.php or even in some sitewide widgets.
if (parent.frames.length > 0) top.location.replace(document.location);
Another working framebreaker code is:
if (top != self) top.location.replace(location);
Probably it’s about time we took on sites like Qooooo who mint money using others content. You may want to check whether your articles are already framed by them. Even if that’s not the case, it’s not a bad idea to put the FrameBreaker script to stop others from framing you! By the way, I really like that term ‘framing’!