If “Someone Copy Your Blog’s Content”

How do i know and What i can do If  “Someone Copy Your Blog’s Content” , either articles, post or even image from my blog.

Nowadays, being online and having one person copy each other is a common problem. Especially there are lots of article spinning software that you can buy everywhere on internet.

As a newbie on blogging, i was very panic when i found my post was in a blog which is an autoblog. I was then looking around for suggestions for this problem. I have been collecting the informations, and today i want to share it with you.


How do i know someone copy your blog’s content

You can check this with a free online tool, which is copyscape.com, and enter your URL address in there, and see the results. Check one by one website, if they link to your site or just copying.

Someone Copy Your Blog's Content

You can also use Google alert, this will enable Google sends you alert if someone copy your blog’s content or put some exact phrases in their website via email.

This is tips that i can give to you if someone copy your blog’s content or website content :

1. Autoblog websites are not stealing or copying if they post link back to your site. They even help your site to get better position in SERPs because it gives you a link.

2. If there is no link to your site, or this blog is not autoblog and just plain copying or stealing then try to look in the blog or website where your content is posted if there is a contact page or contact form. If you find an email address, this would go fine. Write the webmaster of the website to remove the copied content.

This is my own experience, one day, i found my article and images are completely copied. (although i do redirect all my images via .htaccess to prevent hotlinking, he did save my images on his server, see my post about how to stop people stealing images). So I contacted this website nicely, and he did remove the post. So try this first, definitely.

3. If writing to the owner does not help, contact the webhost of the blog. How to find it? Go to http://whois.domaintools.com/ and enter the URL. Once you find the webhost, contact the webhost about this, and they should react.

4. If the webhost does not react, contact the ISP of this webhost.

So there were my tips if you got your blog’s content copied and stolen.

For more references on what to do  if someone copy your blog’s content, see :

1. http://www.problogger.net/archives/2009/02/07/copyright-blogging-and-content-theft/
2. http://lorelle.wordpress.com/2006/04/10/what-do-you-do-when-someone-steals-your-content/

To some of you who thinks “can i copy someone’s article and put in my blog?” answer is simple, no, your blog might be penalized if you copy exactly the same content. if you want to wrtite similar topic, get the article spinned or put link as resource to the original. You wouldn’t like if someone copy your blog’s content, so you won’t copy others too :D

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