Maybe we need to start a new service, like scraperwatch.org where all these usurpers can be reported and listed listed.
Given the age, breadth and depth of the problem, one might reasonably expect that the SEs themselves would by now have created such a repository.
Last edited by MrGamm; 02-27-2011 at 09:51 PM. Reason: added links...
But in this case, no ill-intent was there. A totally innocent post where some guy was just trying to help others at a forum. And G sees these sorts of things as "far more important than the original webpage", even though the original is: Top-ranked, has decent PR, and has been top ranked more than a decade at all SE's. ??????? x1000 Morons.
It should go without saying but I'll say it anyway; not only was my page replaced by the forum post webpage, but the two spots above it (it is 3rd) don't even have the frickin' search words on the pages! Nothing new for them. How's that for "relevancy". They delete the by far most relevant result from their index. Which is no surprise to me, it's how they do things.
The DMCA is a total joke to these jerks, it's only window dressing for them in a lackluster effort to "appear" as though they "care and take it seriously", when nothing could be further from the truth.
Yes, I have dealt with G and the DMCA on numerous occasions. They literally expect the victim to jump through endless hoops further victimizing them, making the experience as lengthy, and as painful and stressful as possible. When all they have to do is simply LOOK AT the frickin' (in this case) post at a forum and they can actually SEE the one that posted it giving typed credit to the victimized website!! Idiots.
I dont think there is any real way to prevent people from stealing your content. If you are building a website and making it publicly available, you always run the risk of someone clipping your content - just the nature of the web. I prefer not to worry about what others are doing - I instead focus on my initatives...
It should not be a problem, it's not for any other SE, but for some spastic reason it's a big problem with G.