A noted an interesting trackback this morning going to my YPN case study about one of the first sites showing Yahoo’s Publisher Network ads, Womens-Finance. Primarily, he is accusing womens-finance as being nothing but a black hat spam site.
I find this amusing on a few levels.
First, he claims that it is scraped content, based solely on the usage of such tags in the HTML as:
<! #BeginEditable content >
<! #EndTemplate >
He claims that is the use of a program such as Traffic Equalizer and on his site, you will note the fact he actually links to Traffic Equalizer using an affiliate link… perhaps hoping those who want to copy what I have done will believe that is what I used and then use his affiliate link to buy it?
But anyone who uses Dreamweaver will recognize those kinds of tags as being simply Dreamweaver template tags. The “content” tag denotes an editible region where I can change the content from one page to the next, while stll using the same template. I could have named that particular region “bananas” if I wanted to. But some templates I use on other sites can have up to five or six editible regions, so I usually name the region where the main page content goes something easy like “content” “article” or “main”. And the end template tag simply denotes where the template content ends.
Next, he claims the pages indexed are only the result of the link from JenSense when I did the case study, as well as site maps: