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CONTENT SCRAPERS - Are they really doing that?

Not bad enough that people copy your stuff that you create as an original article but going a bit beyond plagiarism, THEY CALL IT CONTENT SCRAPING.

If you simply Google a sentence or paragraph or perhaps an entire article of your original creation, you may see it mentioned by other sites that managed to get a copy of your article from either your writing site for social media purposes, or your very own personal blog!

I find it quite annoying but have to face the truth. People are doing this on a regular basis and it cuts into your bottom line, your earnings. So it's always good to find ways to put a dent in those types of people who are using what you created, and earning from it while making your page ranking statistics go down a notch or two. Why this happens, obviously it is common selfish greed!

To understand more about CONTENT SCRAPING , read about it HERE .


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VinceSummers wrote on November 17, 2017, 12:42 PM

Either I am one horrendous writer or my stuff is completely unpopular, but I have rarely seen my material elsewhere. Don't get me wrong, I know it happens and I know it happens a lot. Just not in my case so much. Wish I could say it's why I don't make a heap of money...

Kasman wrote on November 17, 2017, 2:16 PM

I haven't found any of mine elsewhere either. Must be because I write totally useless stuff!

MegL wrote on November 17, 2017, 5:41 PM

You have to remember that there is more than one way to write an article and there is not just one article possible on the same subject. The article you linked to is very interesting and useful. I must try and remember to add those headers / footers he mentions. But it has also given me the germ of an idea for PersonaPaper. I'll have to think it through a bit more.

lookatdesktop wrote on November 17, 2017, 11:32 PM

I have found some good sources of information at times. Glad this was of help to you.

lookatdesktop wrote on November 17, 2017, 11:34 PM

I think you write with style and have a very excellent manner about things that you put your own personal spin on. Maybe you don't make a heap of money but you are doing well at your writing and personally I think you are an expert at it.

lookatdesktop wrote on November 17, 2017, 11:35 PM

That is perfect nonsense. You write the way you like to write and nobody can tell you different.

melody23 wrote on November 18, 2017, 8:50 AM

Oh this has been going on for years, actually I would say its not as bad as it was a few years ago before the google changes that made writing sites less profitable. Googling ourselves used to count as work for us when I wrote for a major content site, as in we genuinely would set aside 'work time' to do the searches and file the DMCA reports to get the work taken down. One of our writers actually used to send invoices to sites she found her work on, and at least one of them paid!

At least with something that is plagiarised you can get it taken down via DMCA, however what a lot of sites do now is turn to article buying sites such as iWriter, they post a job for an 'article rewrite' that 'must pass copyscape' then give you an article to rewrite, more often than not the article is something they have merely copied from the internet and what you are being asked to do is rewrite someone else's hard work just enough so it passes off as someone else's

AliCanary wrote on November 25, 2017, 7:37 PM

When Yahoo was going to close Voices down, several content scrapers came through and took EVERY SINGLE ARTICLE off the site for their own illegal use. I had several hundred articles stolen :(

AliCanary wrote on November 25, 2017, 7:40 PM

A lot of times they use spinning software to "rewrite" the article, but that usually results in a garbled mess. It's super easy for me to spot spun content--I reported a lot of it on Bubblews, and even found some here (I reported the users, and they were quickly dumped).

melody23 wrote on November 26, 2017, 9:05 AM

Yeah, spun content is super easy to spot which is why these companies are paying people to rewrite articles now as its harder to spot a rewritten one

Secre wrote on December 5, 2017, 8:02 AM

This is an age old problem... people with little brains copy other people's work!

lookatdesktop wrote on December 5, 2017, 12:56 PM

OMG! that is just as bad as it could get. So sorry you had this happen to your articles. Shame on those bad guys.

lookatdesktop wrote on December 5, 2017, 12:56 PM

Yes, so dumb they manage to do stuff good enough to rob you blind.