said 1 year, 5 months ago:
@tojosan It doesn’t really prevent or disempower scrapers – it’s just included in hopes that the scraper site leaves the links intact so the original blogger is at least getting credit and a link back when their content is stolen.
There’s actually a plugin for WordPress called RSS Footer that allows you to put a line like that at the beginning or end of your post in your RSS feed only, that way you’re not posting it on the main blog itself. At the bottom of my RSS feed entries, it says…
“You’re reading 560 Resources for Blogging, Online Marketing, and Starting a Business by Kristi Hines, originally posted on Kikolani. If you’ve enjoyed this post, be sure to follow Kristi on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+!”
So this way, when a site like this copies my entire post through my RSS feed, I get a link back to the original post, my main website, my freelance writing portfolio, and my social profile links. It’s a crappy link, sure, but it’s a link nonetheless. And in the RSS reader for subscribers, the footer might lead them to my main site, portfolio, or connect with me on those social networks. It’s a win-win plugin to use.