Friday, 26 October 2007

Beware Plagiarism!

Watch out, watch out, there's a thief about!

Content thieving sites are out there stealing your content. They then use it on their own crappy sites that are full of adsense ads. But you can hit back and turn this into your advantage.

In every blog post, make sure you place a few anchor links back to your own blog, like this one to The Honest Way Blog. So that when these low-lives steal your content, they inadvertently give you a free backlink! Even if they delete your signature at the end of each blog post (where you should always include a link to your blog), by placing the links throughout your post, you stand a very good chance of getting a backlink.

And duplicate content?

The search engines accredit your blog with the original post thanks to the time and date stamp of the article, so the plagiarizing sites get hit for having the duplicate content, not you.

So it's one of those things that you can fight fire with fire and have the last laugh.

Terry Didcott
The Honest Way

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