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Blogging Rule 2 – Dont Steal Content

Posted on: August 15, 2007

Content is what drives visitors to your website. Interesting content will keep people coming back. I see no problem with joining an online debate and starting a similar thread. But for god sake please be original.

I just got a comment by the guy/gal that runs howtogettrafficonblogs.blogspot.com. Decent enough little comment. Unfortunately for them I’m a bit of a comment checker. All links are treated as spam until I’ve checked out where they point – I dont want to link to porn or Rx by mistake and devalue any post I make – simple as.

So I read the comment and visit the site and there is my content – I mean verbatim! I’m now getting a bit pissy. So I start looking to see if its got a citation at the bottom of it. If you wanna use my stuff and cite that its mine I don’t mind. But nothing, not even a god forsaken trackback is there.

So comment goes bye bye. At present Google only has the content as being mine in the SERPS (Google search) . But I’m still niggled. Now all I need is a way for people to be able to report content theft to search engines.

So My Rule 2 of Blogging is write your own content and if you do want to join a conversation or use someone elses content at least cite it with a link.

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2 Responses to "Blogging Rule 2 – Dont Steal Content"

You have stressed a good point in there.
Mostly some bloggers just copy the content of other blog and dont link back on that site.

Your article is very informative and relevant to SEO.

Content plays pivotal role once site start to pull for particular keywords. When it comes for SEO unique content is still regarded as key factor. More over Google shows hostility towards duplicate content. We got to update blog that too corporate blog so that Google will crawl often and often.

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