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    I just pasted some text from one of my websites into google and I was shocked to find so many snippets copied onto other affiliate websites.

    Im talking about the kind of websites that that the webmaster has typed a keyword or phrase into google and then used the serps as content. This filter seems to kick in when the site is updated.

    My traffic has dropped from nearly all my pages that have had snippets copied from. The affiliates responsible are lazy worthless good-for-nothing scum. I would rather have adware stealing my traffic than have no traffic at all.

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    I hate these too.. but what can you do? A snippet doesn't count as a copyright violation as far as I know. Although on the good side, usually Google comes along and clobbers them eventually.
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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR> My traffic has dropped from nearly all my pages that have had snippets copied from. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Dittos to THAT!

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    And these $$$holes have the nerve to email me with link exchange requests. Love to blast 'em with a reply that instructs them how to stick their head where the sun don't shine.
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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR> And these $$$holes have the nerve to email me with link exchange requests. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    I only had one do that to me. I was flabbergasted!

    I used to think those sites weren't that bad, actually. But then I saw the effect mentioned in the first couple of posts. Needless to say, now I think they suck!
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    When something has been stolen wholesale I send determined but politely worded "cease and desist" emails. I give them a time limit of 24 hours (72 hours on weekends) to remove the stolen property. I've never had anyone refuse except for one bozo who ran an MSN group.

    Your unique content isn't unique if other people swipe it. Ya gotta remain vigilant!

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    No wonder traffic fell.

    I keep finding other sites with snippets from my websites. I was flattered and left them alone. Thought they'd increase my sites traffic as they link back to my site. You know, the way google links to your site after a snippet taken from your site that describes your site.

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    Nope they are of no benefit. I've been preaching this for a long time. What gets me upset is google's filtering dupes when these are the real dupes causing the problems.

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    Check out this bull and tell me how they benefit my site. http://purifymyair.com/102/air-purifier-Drake.html

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    Heyder, click on the google in the google ad sense ad and report them. You may not use other sites content to create traffic for your adsense ads. Google is very strict on this and will pull the ads.

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    Done deal

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    Already working on this first domain from this trickster...

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    I'm sick to death of these type of sites and the kicker is when you find they rank higher in a certain SE

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    I get snippet stealers often too. Sometimes have had a complete page stolen from me - ad the idiot didn't even change the links.

    But I grow tired of searching them out.

    Seems there ought to be an automated service that bounces your content pieces off of search engines (eliminates the adsense and other non-violating indexed pieces) and sends me a report.

    Is there such a service?

    Heck, they could also do the domain lookup and include the contact details in the report to me to save me time in shooting out a threat-o-gram.

    And they could even automate and track those for me as well where I could choose a templated threat-o-gram and a drop-down for my entered sites.

    Tie it all back into the WayBackMachine as evidence of thievery.

    Maybe a hosting company somewhere could add a service / feature like this - would make me consider switching... take the pain and drudgery out of digging up scoundrels.

    Or one of you programmer types could build a module and sell it to many ISPs that cater to us affiliates?

    Yeah, I'm a dreamer...

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    I have seen a couple of my sites show up in geometry.net and let me tell ya, it was more than just snippets.

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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR> Seems there ought to be an automated service that bounces your content pieces off of search engines (eliminates the adsense and other non-violating indexed pieces) and sends me a report.
    <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Seems like something that TM protection place should be able to add to their offerings. I think they're called NameProtect...
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    Checked them out at www.nameprotect.com

    VERY expensive.

    Good idea - THANKS, but not what I'm looking for.

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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Seems there ought to be an automated service that bounces your content pieces off of search engines (eliminates the adsense and other non-violating indexed pieces) and sends me a report.

    Is there such a service?
    <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    I don't know of an automated service, but http://www.copyscape.com/ lets you check other websites for duplicated content.

    It's faster than copying snippets into Google.

    Hope this helps,
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    Dude!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I love it.
    Exactly why I come to ABW.
    This will save me time!
    THANKS!!!

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