Like lots of folks, I’m finding my content showing up on lots of random “web sites”. Here is a list that showed up in one day of my “ego” search feeds.
- http://prosnja.net/q-a-on-the-feedlounge-dns-saga/ (see explanation from site owner in the comments)
If I wanted to actually hunt for copies, Copyscape seems like the right tool for the job.
Several friends alerted me to several of these sites, which seem to be attempting to monetize my (and others) content by adding their own Google AdSense code or by increasing their page rank by linking certain words on the pages.
Their advice was to report the sites to Google for copyright infringement, and get them delisted from Google/AdSense. I guess this is a good idea, I’m not exactly sure where to send the information to do this though (and I guess I really should automate it a little).
I’m quite sure that many of you are seeing the same problem. How are you dealing with it?
UPDATE: Yes, I know “thieves” is misspelled – I wanted something to search on in the various blog search tools that could help find these leech sites.