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    Exclamation Beware of websites copying your articles in combination with Adsense

    I wrote a new post on my blog, entitled "Beware of websites copying your articles in combination with Adsense".

    Here is the start, you can read the rest on my blog
    Since a few months I’ve started some websites with loads of unique articles. I always implemented Adsense the best I could (In the article etc.). The problem I have now is that people copied the articles WITH my adsense advertisement. This isn’t a big problem as they delivered me some extra clicks (=extra money). But imagine, that somebody wants to see you banned by Google Adsense, they can easily copy the advertisement to their warez/porn forum, gambling website without you knowing it! And that’s where the following trick comes in handy:

    Read more here: Beware of websites copying your articles in combination with Adsense

    Any comments on the article? Let me know
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    Good tip and a very good use for SpyOnWeb.com.

    That reminds me of a California SEO company who stole several of my SEO articles two years ago and published them on their site. However, they did not remove my copyright notices at the ends of the articles. I found them while doing a search for my name.

    Many content thieves do not do it very intelligently.

    How are you dealing with your content thieves?
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    I don't quite get it. What's the point of looking to see what other websites are using your ad code, and then whitelisting only your sites in the Allowed Sites part of AdSense setup? Why not just whitelist your sites in the AdSense setup in the first place and then be done with it?

    I guess that you're saying that there's no point in using the Allowed Sites section, as long as all websites using your ads are "legal". But if someone were using your ads, you'd have to keep checking their websites to make sure that they stay legal.

    So, to start whitelisting is the safe bet, sure, but here's an interesting question: would you ever consider whitelisting someone else's website along with your own if you really trusted that they would remain legal?

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    One time, the AdSense Abuse team wrote me and complained about a site which was violating the AdSense Program Policies -- and I was able to respond "That's not my site."

    But compared to all the revenue I earn from people copying my ad code -- it seems like a small price to pay.

    Back when I was running a JavaScript ad tracking tool which told me where every click was coming from, I would see a ridiculous number of clicks coming from C:\My Documents\. People would use WinHTTrack or something similar to download my web sites and view them offline. When they clicked ads, I earned revenue.

    I hate to miss a single click.
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    Yea this is the problem I discussed in my other thread regarding web proxies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Will.Spencer View Post
    But compared to all the revenue I earn from people copying my ad code -- it seems like a small price to pay.
    Wow, so you're actually earning a decent amount of money from people clicking on ads on sites that have copied your content including your ad code?!

    That's remarkable. I would have thought that that sort of thing would amount to a very small amount indeed.

    Still, is it worth getting banned over? ...or are you pretty certain that Google will always contact you first? In that case, there's no point in using Allowed Sites at all; just let everyone use your ads, and wait for the Google emails to come if anyone is putting your ads on dodgy sites.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Stavros View Post
    Wow, so you're actually earning a decent amount of money from people clicking on ads on sites that have copied your content including your ad code?!
    This was awhile back, and they earnings were mostly from people who copied my web sites to their local hard drives.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Stavros View Post
    Still, is it worth getting banned over? ...or are you pretty certain that Google will always contact you first?
    I am medium-sized publisher, so I can get away with things that would get a smaller publisher banned.
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