CMIIW, but I think it's still ok if those websites put the original back link / credit to the source. So it's not really stealing contents...
I like the solution xrvl proposes in his blog post, using external CSS to hide a content thief message is brilliant. My only question is how many of us will start to rank for 'content thief' if we all do this?
People say that if any of the webmaster steal your content then you can complain to their webhosting owner, they will block their website bla-2.
But what if nothing happen from webhosting end. i mean, why would a web hosting company want any bad reputation to their company?
With syndicated articles, Matt Cutts encourages "links" (not credits) back to an original article so that their spiders can determine who the original author is. With new articles, sometimes it is hard to tell who wrote it. Some of the major online news organizations are starting to aggressively go after sites that publish their articles without permission.
I've been working with SEO for 12 years and I am still amazed about how many people always steal content, never write original content, and then wonder why their sites never rank well. Google, Yahoo and MSN all penalize pages with duplicated content. It is the only way to prevent content pirates from commandeering all of the top ranking positions.
The first step is to contact the site owner (if you can) and inform them of the violation, then give them 24 hours to remove the stolen content. Threaten to report them to Google, Yahoo and MSN for a DMCA violation if they do not. That is a huge threat for anyone trying to make money on the web using stolen content, but there are some content thieves who just do not care.
The second step it to follow through and file the reports if the owner does not comply.
The third step is to contact their hosting company with proof of the copyright violation.
I think there are other more problems. When one of my client was fake and took away articles written by me then i was not able to find the articles.
Now my question is:
- I want to find out the place where my client has submitted those articles so that i can contact that website in resource box and take necessary actions. Can any one help me in this case.
Or, put the articles online on temporary pages and use Copyscape to find other copies of each article.