If any of your posts have been scraped by ScienceGuide.net, the splog that scraped me, there is now significant recourse (I think). The site now sports Google ads, which gives us victims the right to lodge complaints with Google. Instructions for doing so are on the Google site.
Look in your dashboard for sites that have linked to your blog. If ScienceGuide.net has done so, you’ve been scraped. Click on that link and you’ll be taken to one of your posts displayed on their site. Grab and save a screenshot immediately. You’ll need it for your complaint.
Usually sploggers are all about making money. Get their Google ads pulled and they’ve lost their reason for being. It can be done; it’s been done before. File those complaints with Google today! And learn from my mistake: be sure you’ve got a screenshot of your post on their site before you do anything else.
Note: Woot! I just found the screenshot I thought I’d lost! Now I can go after these bums, too.
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One thought on “Now you can go after ScienceGuide splog through Google”
Man, I have been splogged a lot in my days of bloggerdom. After a while I just got tired of trying to chase them down. This is good info though, especially if they are being real a-holes. It never ceases to amaze me, how many people out there expend enormous amounts of energy stealing things when it would take less energy just to create their own, you know?
How’s it going, girlfriend?
I remember you tearing your hair out over this. It’s not like they swiped some big long original masterpiece from me. It’s just the principle of the thing. I really need to get a life and stop obsessing about it.