As you may or may not know, I run a blog directory and receive thousands of requests for addition to the directory. I have some rules, and one of them is that it has to be an actual blog.
It amazes me how many people register a quick blogspot url, copy and paste a couple of articles, plaster it with tons of ads and call it a blog.
While dictionary.com describes a weblog as
(wÄ›b’lÃ´g’, -lÅg’) n. A website that displays in chronological order the postings by one or more individuals and usually has links to comments on specific postings.
I think it should be taken a little bit further. Sure sites are technically blogs, but I like Dictionary.comâ€™s other definition better.
Definition: a fake web blog containing links to sites affiliated with the blogger, set up to boost the search engine rankings and ad impressions for those sitesExample: The purpose of a splog can be to increase the PageRank.
Definition: a web blog created solely to spread spam; spam links added to the comments section of a blogExample: Report splog to help protect and clean up the blogosphere one splog at a time.