Weekend Reading: Content Theft

If you've ever run a website or blog of your own, chances are good you've had some of your content stolen. This can be an especially frustrating situation if you find that the thief took not only one of your articles, but the entire contents of your website or blog through scraping.

I'm currently working on a guest post for Kathryn Aragon about why shutting down content thieves matters now more than ever, how you can identify the more anonymous thieves, and how you can make them pay (if you're the vengeful type).

While I hope you'll check that out when it's up on her blog, in the meantime I wanted to share some additional background reading that might be of interest if you've discovered someone stealing your content. Enjoy!

Have you ever had to deal with content scrapers? Are you worried about the implications of bad links from these theft-driven sites? When you find out your content has been stolen, what do you do about it, if anything?

Jenn Mattern is a professional blogger, freelance business writer, consultant, and indie author. She runs numerous websites & blogs including All Freelance Writing, Freelance Writing Pros, NakedPR, and Kiss My Biz.

Jenn has over 20 years' experience as a professional writer and editor and over 20 years' experience in marketing and PR (working heavily in digital PR, online marketing, social media, SEO, new media, and thought leadership publication). She also has 19 years' professional blogging and web publishing experience (including web development) and around 17 years of experience as an indie author / publisher.

Jenn also writes fiction under multiple pen names and is an Active member of the Horror Writers Association.

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