Not naive enough that I didn't realise that copyright theft went on I didn't however realise that anyone could be so blatant as to basically replicate someones posts like this in what Naida explains is known as SCRAPING.
So, how can we even begin to predict our blogs which after all, for many of us, are a labour of love.
Naida suggests the following steps you might like to take, the following sites you might like to visit......
- Add a disclaimer to the end of your blog posts. I've seen several bloggers (Naida for one) now include something along the lines of this .... Disclaimer:Removal of any part of this post without my express consent is considered copyright infringement. This post was created by and for (add your blog title here). If you are reading this post on any other site please contact the original blog owner/reviewer.
- Report Scraper pages to Google - more information HERE.
- If you are on blogger:
- Sign up for GOOGLE WEBMASTER TOOLS. It's a free service that will show in detail who is linking to your blog and where your blog traffic is coming from.
- Sign up for GOOGLE ALERTS. Enter some key words from your blog posts, maybe your disclaimer at the end of your postor enter your blog title post. Google will let you know if this key phrase is being used elsewhere.
- Register your site at CREATIVE COMMENTS , it's free. (You might also consider MYFREECOPYRIGHT which I also use at no cost. PW)
- Consider visiting the following sites:
- STOP INTERNET PLAGIARISM
- HOW TO MAKE YOUR WEBSITE HACKER PROOF
- PLAGIARISM: HOW TO DEAL WITH A THIEF
- CONTENT SCRAPERS: HOW TO FIND OUT WHO IS STEALING YOUR CONTENT & WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT
- THE DEFINITIVE GUIDE TO BLOG CONTENT SCRAPING & HOW TO STOP IT
- HOW TO PROTECT YOUR BLOG FROM CONTENT SCRAPERS
- THE BEGINNERS GUIDE TO PREVENTING BLOG CONTENT SCRAPING IN WORDPRESS