What to Do When Your Blog’s Content is Stolen
Tue, February 1, 2011, 22:32 10 Comments
I hate it when people copy my blog contents without giving credit to me as the original author/source. Hand to heart, maintaining a blog takes a lot of effort and time. And whether it’s word for word, with some cosmetic changes to the wordings, or a picture without credits, in a blog/website OR a forum post, it really irks me…
Of course some may consider it as a most sincere form of flattery… but when there is no credit or backlink to my blog at all? It’s just plain rude, not to mention unethical if there’s ad money involved.
Anyway I was interested enough to do some research on what can be done. Thought to share it with you readers:
And of course if you have been copying whether from my blog or from others, stop it, or give some credit. I don’t rule out embarking on the suggested actions one day when I’m irritated enough. If you are wondering… yes, I know which sites/forums you have been posting my content to. I am quite happy to share the info so long as due credit is given.
I think MarketingSherpa says it well: “If you like this article, please link to it *instead* of copying it. Thanks.”
Should I use that as a standard blog post signature line from now on?