There is a great deal of content on the web which is stolen. I’m not talking about links or quotes–this is out-and-out thievery! Usually the process is automated without human intervention.
I’ve seen it before with sites taking whole entries from my blog and reposting them. The goal is to get noticed by Google thereby getting traffic and ads. Find dozens of entries with he same keywords and all of a sudden your site looks like an expert on that topic!
As the title says “now I really have seen everything” because a site has taken one of my entries, copied it, and run it through a thesaurus! Synonyms are used, but without seeing if they’re appropriate.
My content is there but it’s been strangely changed to be the same while being different!
Original: I understand this move to the center as a strategy, but I am left feeling unclean and used. Don’t use me to make your boyfriend jealous.
Copy: I take it this inspire to the center as a master plan, but I am socialistic vehemence emotions unclean and habituated to. in the effort Don’t expend me to emanate your boyfriend unsatisfied.
This kind of bizzaro ripoff goes through the entire entry.
Original: Good deeds should be rewarded. Bad deeds should be punished. Governmental rules should encourage good behavior.
Copy: Good deeds should be rewarded. in the effort Bad deeds should be punished. in the effort Governmental rules should copy doughty behavior.
The website itself is registered to an Australian–though that’s easily forged. The site is hosted in Texas. I suspect, by virtue of telltale Cyrillic text left in areas of the site, it’s really Russian.
Just because I’m being ripped off in a scummy scam doesn’t mean I don’t admire the originality and cleverness involved. Someone really had to think about this.
I’m not including the URL because that will only help the site in Google’s eyes!