AntiLeech does not prevent the splogger bots from accessing your site. It produces a fake set of content especially for them that includes links back to your site and sends it only to them.
AntiLeech is a perfect plugin to hit back at scrapers and it is the primary purpose that the plugin is built for. The plugin can detect a splogger bot using its User-Agent string or by IP address. You also have the option of adding your own set of IP addresses to which you want to “feed” the fake content.
Whenever the banned bot with the banned user-agent or IP address tries to scrape your content, Antileech detects this and gives them some fake content.
Regular visitors will have normal browser agents and they will see the correct content. i.e. they won’t even realize you have some kind of protection setup.
Readers of your feed will see the small image that Akismet adds. You can see that in my blog feed.
Besides this, Antileech also allows you to redirect your feeds to Feedburner. This features ensures that you don’t have to edit your .htaccess file or use an alternate plugin.
Installing the plugin is normal. You can set up some options from within WP-Admin itself, as well as setup which feeds you want to redirect to Feedburner.
I haven’t faced any problem with scrapers off late, but if that does happen and Antileech works its wonders, you shall be the first to know.
Have you faced problems with content scrapers?