So I was checking my “Recent” incoming links in my WordPress Admin area, and I saw that one was a trackback from a blog hosted on WordPress.com. So, I clicked the link to see how they had linked to my article…
It turns out that a person had scraped the article that I wrote and the track-back was to a post that I had linked to in the article! Everyday is something new at Bradblogging.com.
I had two emotions as I read my own post on another website – Annoyance and Happiness:
Happiness because that meant that the article that I wrote was actually worth copying to another blogger’s blog, which means that people would consider your article “Good Enough” to scrape off your website.
Annoyance because now I have to ask them to put a link to the original article, or file a D.M.C.A. Takedown notice, which takes valuable time out of my day.
We’ll just have to see how this plays out I suppose.
Have you encountered content theft before on your blog? If so, how did you handle it?