How Kontera increases backlinks to your blog without any cost!

First it has nothing to do with spending money on Kontera’s advertising network. Next, not only this works for free but also makes money for you on the way. The only thing you may not like is quality of backlinks. Anyway, as whole thing is fully automatic you better know it or use it.

How it works:

  1. Many bloggers who write original content often feel hurt when they see people copying your content as it is without any credit to you. This is called plagarism and the person who is copying your article is called plagiarist.
  2. There are two types of plagiarist in our context, one who copies from RSS feed and other one who copies from your pages.
  3. Now those who copies from your pages are technically newbie in blogosphere and uses and its WYISWYG editor to copy-paste your post content.
  4. Now if you are running Kontera, they also copies your double-underlined kontera keyword as it is. At this point, if you ever dig these kontera links in detail, you will find they have href attribute value equal to “#” (hash).
  5. This hash (#) is used so that clicking on link should not work on your page as kontera shows small pop-up inline ads first. In simple word this # means “point to this page” only.
  6. Now when someone copies your page with such Kontera links # is changed to absolute URL, i.e. page from which content is being copied.
  7. FInal effect is – All such kontera links when get publish on plagiarist blogs point to your blog post! πŸ˜‰
  8. This way you get extra backlinks without doing anything. Also you can find easily who is copying from you. πŸ˜‰

Here is an example…

This blog post is copy of my one of famous post about hacking. You can see some keywords like blog, software, database, etc pointing back to my original post.

Below is screenshot of page…


and its partial source code…


What about quality of backlinks…

In terms of SEO, these links are of bad quality since pages they are pointing to and from pages they are originating contains same content. Google and almost every search engine hates duplicate contents. Still some services just measure number of backlinks to your blog. They may count links like these.

So this is how Kontera gives me more backlinks and decent revenue of course on the way!

Link: My experience with Kontera


DG July 10, 2008

Yea! it’s normal with in-text advertising.

KC July 10, 2008

Great Post…

Plagiarism is a huge problem.. especially in one of my cases one guy copied my article which took a lot of time for me and then he gets to be the topper in google search in those targeted keywords whereas I am not seen anywhere.

This can be handy for dumb copy pasters…but some of them just remove all the formatting and paste so it wouldnt work in that case.


Pavan Kumar July 10, 2008

That’s a nice find. But this will not work with content scrapper scripts and only work with those beginners who copy manually…

Gagan July 10, 2008

wooo very nice find Rahul !!

Praveen July 10, 2008

Wow, nice find! How did you manage to do such a nice “Investigation” buddy? πŸ˜‰

Gaurav July 10, 2008

LoL Rahul, you made him famous πŸ˜›
He may have benefited more from this post than you πŸ˜›

Rahul Bansal July 10, 2008

I knew someone will think like this! πŸ˜‰
Check source code of link to his blog post. I already marked link as rel=nofollow.
It means he will not get any benefit from my post linking to him in search engine. πŸ˜‰

Rahul Bansal July 10, 2008

Yep. I guess other in-text advertising program will work similarly. Actually I never tried anthing apart kontera in in-text advertising so they are synanoum to me.

Same thing I have faced few times. It hurts a lot. πŸ™
I will soon start a series on plagiarism.

Yep. I already said this is only for people who copies manually.

Thanks πŸ™‚

Thanks to wordpress dashboard. It always shows latest backlinks and I always check posts which links to me. I noticed in such cases the other guy copied my stuff and haven’t linked to me. So I opened source code and find things I mentioned above. πŸ˜‰

Gaurav July 10, 2008

ahh right πŸ˜€
but he would be getting more traffic than he would have got by any social bookmarking services for that post, or maybe digg or stumble combined πŸ˜›

Rahul Bansal July 10, 2008

Yes. This point is right.
But if you carefully analyze, I posted link quite below after making many things clear. So when people will reach his blog post, they will have clear image of a plagiarist on their mind.
Do you think any of them will subscribe to his blog with such a bad impression on their mind?

Ya, this link will make his day when he will check traffic but this traffic will not benefit him in anyway.

And as a habit, when I write a post, I prefer to link as many relevant sources as possible. Why to make an evil exception, that’s too from Devils Workshop! πŸ˜‰

Gaurav July 10, 2008

Absolutely right πŸ™‚ This has added to the bad reputation for his blog. And maybe a lesson that next time he should give proper credits ( if he reads this post ). Great Job πŸ˜€

Gaurav Dua July 10, 2008

Once you get popular you have to live with it πŸ˜‰

Rahul Bansal July 10, 2008

He turned out to be 13 year only. Very new to blogging!

@Gaurav Dua
You know it better buddy… πŸ˜‰

TechnoSamrat October 15, 2008

Nice post.. even I came across a similar things some time back….and I politely asked him to either remove the content or give a credit to the original post…but this is very common..

Rahul Bansal October 15, 2008

I will advise everyone not to waste time on such spam bloggers.
As your blog grows, you will get lots of such false backlinks so its better to save time for constructive things. πŸ™‚

Andy June 11, 2009

Thanks, good article! Maybe someone needs backlinkchecker? Try