Sunday, April 19, 2009

Plagiarism And Your Website Part 2

I have not posted lately to my Blog, but I want to post a new update concerning plagiarism. I talked about plagiarism and your Website, and introduced to you a very handy tool for checking out if you are a victim.

The fact of the matter and caveat here is if you are an original content publisher with a great Web presence that achieves good search engine rankings, your Website and content may be in jeopardy. This will also harm your rank in SE listings, and may even make your Site less credible

Duplicate content can harm your Website by making it less original, and therefore less attractive for informational purposes. This is what the Search Engines try and accomplish. They want to provide fresh and original content, laid out by webmasters and publishers with new and pertinent information to offer their visitors. This has always been a standard observed by many veteran Publishers.

People who plagiarize Websites are fools that get no-where with their deceitful actions. Calling someone’s work your own is a low form tactic usually used by con artists, and people too lazy to write their own material or articles. But they will always be out there and deal us their foul renderings. So we need to be diligent with our content and check it periodically. Check the article below for more information regarding this topic.


Sunday, December 21, 2008

Plagiarism And Your Website

Recently while searching links related to my own Website, I came across a strange but familiar URL. It was the URL of my website, except it had a dash (-) after the word job, and in front of the word site. I do these Google searches from time to time by simply entering my website name minus the www., and so forth. This gives me a reasonably accurate measurement of who is linking back to me, and the Sites I get my traffic from.

After clicking on this link my brain went numb. Some total Jerk had apparently copied my whole Site, except for most of my adsense, and top header Logo. All my pages where there, from just over 2 months ago, when the culprit put his foul deed into action. The discovery of this was more than a shock, and a bitter realization that nothing is sacred and completely vulnerable to anyone with an Internet connection!

To the time of this writing, I have always heard of Web content and articles being copied. But never a whole Website!

Foul balls lurk everywhere, and it is up to the Site owner to make sure their copyrights are safe. I never thought this happen to me, it is kind of like winning the lottery, or maybe not, as I do have a popular Website with good rankings. Being preyed upon is very upsetting indeed. Also the ruling and repercussion aspect of nailing these headaches is very vague. So what did I do about it?

I first did a whois check of the URL to find out exactly who or what was behind this morbid injustice.

Wois Domain Lookup

After finding out who or what owned the Site, (and probably a fake name, and no proper contact except in Chinese) I tried to contact the hosting company by email. I got sick of waiting so I went in by phone. This action produced results. I am not going to name the hosting company, as I am sure this happens to many of them, but after a short conversation with one of their representatives, the culprit’s account was suspended! At least for now I feel a bit resolved.

The Web host I dealt with told me that this has happened before, (obviously,) but I do wish Web hosting companies would take better measures in their approach to Plagiarism. It is within their terms of service to suspend accounts related to Spam, or this type of conduct, but no one will know unless it is reported. This means that this is up to you, the Website Publisher, to discover the atrocities laid out in your pathway to success. I have better things to do with my time than chase after Idiot’s.

It is hard enough these days to keep everything in check, including the home business update, and your Website is something that you hopefully take pride in. It is time consuming, and a lot of work to create original and thoughtful content, but every bit worthwhile. If you are an original content Website owner with concerns about Plagiarism, here is a handy tool I now discovered, that will help eliminate the thieves!

Fight Back Against Plagiarism

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Is The Rich Jerk Just A Jerk?

Well I do not really know where to start with this home business update; Rich jerk, Jackass, or take an unbiased approach. Kelly Felix, AKA Rich Jerk, is still at it. Here is an interesting thread that dates back over a year, and is still seems to be going. The interesting thing is that it has gained Search results on the first page of Google for the keywords “rich jerk.”

Check it out at the digital point forums. If you read carefully, it will give you a few indicators as to why things happen. It should also give you a heads up as to your legal responsibilities as to infringement, or copyright.

This is also something you should be looking into if you are spending any time doing anything related to search engine optimization. If you are running out of techniques related to such, or just plain out of options, this thread can offer anyone with time to read, a bit of understanding of just what they are up against in the online world. Many people have built home business Empires of the Internet, and if you are one of the fortunate ones who are able to read between the lines, maybe you can too!

The Rich Jerk Really Suck? Find Out Here...