Most bloggers understand the importance and the value of creating original content. Most would be at least somewhat upset to see their own writing used on other sites without permission or attribution and many actively track their work for misuse.[Read more…]
As a blogger or website owner, you likely put a lot of effort into creating unique, relevant content for your followers. So, if you find that another site is copying your content, you need to respond immediately.
Content theft is a growing issue as more and more businesses rely on their online presence to generate and convert leads. Blogs, podcasts, Youtube channels, etc. are all popular ways online businesses reach their target audiences and promote their brands. Let’s look at the issue of content theft and explore how you can protect your content and report copycats. [Read more…]
Blogging is hard as it is. You read everyday, write like your life depends on it, put your experience, thoughts, insights, and opinions into each blog post, not to mention back them up by research.
You’ve been marketing your blog and getting traffic in spades. Ever so slowly, your blog seems to be growing in popularity and reach. Your readers begin to engage with you, comments seem to be flowing in, and a community begins to develop.
All of that is good until you hit the point most bloggers dread: you also begin to receive malicious comments or hate mail. [Read more…]
For bloggers and writers that put their heart and soul into the content they create, it can be soul crushing to find out that your content has been stolen and published somewhere else. However, there are steps you can take to prevent and monitor content theft online. [Read more…]
For bloggers it can be a long and difficult road to reach success and occasionally come close to your subjects and conduct an interview with them. It was great to see that UK Manchester United blog Red Rants had the opportunity to run an exclusive interview with world star Nemanja Vidic. This would be the ultimate dream for many a sports blogger but things aren’t always as nice as they seem. Content theft often is an issue, especially when exclusive entries, interviews are scored.
Red Rants was no exception to this rule. Only some later, today, two main stream UK media outlets used the interview without attribution. Both published quotes of the interview without referring to the source. The Skysports article consist of more than 50% quotes. Surprisingly Skysports Terms and Conditions do NOT allow reproduction and even don’t mention Fair Use. [Read more…]