Wrt the surfeit of scraping sites, is it a good idea to disable RSS feeds in blogs?
Then there is the small matter of how to do that? Are there any plugins (for WP), or is it better to remove the php files?
Thanks in advance!
Do you have your rss set to "full text" - if its at teaser you really should have no worries
the setting to switch that to teaser is right within the wp settings console. Or you can use feedburner and have even more control over how it serves
this is a disable code:
you would paste it into functions.php -
Re using feedburner - does that mean a lower risk of scraping?
Or is the fear over scraping overrated anyway?
its a justified fear with a full text rss! - i wouldnt be so concerned with a truncated rss.
with feedburner you could stick links back to your site, control the amount of text and even stick in aff links - if they scrape it! then good
if your site ranks in a tasty niche then you will get scaped via software/page source anyway and the rss is of no account.
scraping is not overrated but rss is (for most niches) less than 5% of web users even know what it is
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