Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Should I Be Flattered?

If you read this blog, you know that I've been doing some guest posting on RunningShoesGuru.com. It appears that some people like my articles so much that they have decided to re-post them elsewhere without giving me credit.

I know this is the internet, and that's the risk you take when using it to publish anything. I don't mind people re-posting my work, but I do think they should give me credit.

Maybe I should just be flattered that my work is worthy of other people taking credit for it?

Here are two examples:
http://goarticles.com/article/Pose-Running/4368677/ 
http://www.articlesbase.com/fashion-articles/pose-running-4456767.html
http://entertainment.ezinemark.com/pose-running-17a05b7f214.html

Here are my original articles:
http://www.runningshoesguru.com/2011/01/what-is-pose-running-part-i/
http://www.runningshoesguru.com/2011/02/what-is-pose-running-part-ii/
http://www.runningshoesguru.com/2011/03/problems-learning-and-adopting-pose-running-technique/

5 comments:

  1. GoArticles and Articles Base have strict policy on original content. File a complaint.

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  2. The worst case scenerio is that those articles *could* outrank you in the search engines like Google. It might also pay to file a DMCA at Google to get them removed there:
    http://www.google.com/support/bin/static.py?page=ts.cs&ts=1114905

    I am regularly having to do that...

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  3. Thanks again Craig. I really appreciate your advice on this matter.

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  4. An update, for anyone who is interested. I contacted all the sites where my article was posted, and they were all very co-operative in taking down the plagiarized material.

    My faith in humanity has been restored. :)

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