I recently created a webpage promoting my favorite clog (Sloggers). Being an Amazon Affiliate, I put lots of links to Amazon so people could buy their own Sloggers. They aren’t that easy to find in stores, so I figured my webpage would help all those Slogger fans out there looking for them.
Yesterday I checked how the webpage was doing and was pleased with its page ranking on Squidoo (8,700) and the number of visitors. Then I glanced at the module I’d put on it about Bloggers Buzz about Sloggers. It changes regularly as Google picks up comments on Sloggers from the blog world.
Aack! Three of the comments in the Bloggers Buzz were just a repeat of the introduction rave that I’ve used on Squidoo. I clicked on the links to see what was happening. Sure enough, there were three webpages out there selling Sloggers and using my exact wording. This is totally unacceptable.
I did some searching about stolen content online and found out that I need to file a DMCA complaint.
In the meantime, if you want to see what was worth stealing, check out the introduction to my Squidoo webpage called Sloggers: The Best Clog Ever.