Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Content scraper site outranking original in search engines

I wrote earlier about a content scraper site that was plagiarizing my content. I sent the webmaster a polite e-mail demanding that he stop doing this, but of course he didn't stop.

I think it's pretty funny that he's still nicking my content, since I put a post in which I listed the actual site name as the culprit. That got scraped also. So his own site includes an admission that it is plagiarized from mine.

But the really annoying thing is that his site is outranking me for some keyword searches. I suspect that this is because he's got a few stronger links pointing back to his domain or something. Or it might be because of some other factors.

I'm not going to spend all my time and energy trying to fix this problem. However I've got a few ideas on what can be done. I'll try them out and see what happens, then sum up the results here.

In the meantime: Have any other bloggers come across this problem. And what did you do to amend it?

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