Intermission – CONTENT SCRAPED (and I want to tear that scraper’s hair out)
We all know how it goes, that saying about imitation.
I’ll tell you this, I’m NOT flattered. I’m flabbergasted, to the point that I forgot everything I had to say for today’s blog post. (What Baguio restaurant was I going to feature again? *huh Did you say something? *dazed)
It didn’t really register that that was a different URL under the title of my, (let me say that again =b) MY blog post. I was thinking too, it might be some website that gives information on the reputation of other websites. So I clicked on it to see what dirt they’ve got on findgoodbaguiofoods.com and lo and behold …
It’s a different site altogether, BUT …
No trackbacks to my blog, hhmmm. I didn’t get emails or comments asking permission to reblog, double hhmmm. The site I was looking at on my screen was just like a post by any blogger. It felt so surreal. (OMG, I’m in Bizzaro World where I’m a reader of the posts I made in this world. Arg, that feeling like all effort – photographing dishes before we eat, editing and putting these photos into collages and thinking about how to go about a blogpost – was for nothing)
A little more investigation was in order. I did a search for ‘Xine’ on this scaper of a site’s search bar and this is one of the pages that came out.
There were pages of blogs and I saw something like 10 of my post titles. I ran search on Google for the other blog titles on the search results that I wasn’t familiar with, too and I found duplicate copies (which I assume are the originals) from other blogs.
Luckily, I have so many people who’ve got my back. ^^, It’s Queen Ane and Sam to the rescue with advice about what to do. (Xine, who only knows how to post would be lost without you. *heehaha) (You, my dear readers deserve a thank you too. Thanks for cheering me up with your messages and comments! You guys rock! \m/)
With reports sent to https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/dmca-notice?pli=1& and http://www.google.com/dmca.html. I’ll be taking a watch and wait stance until Google takes down the sottocopier’s blog. For my foodie friends, please make sure it’s ‘findgoodbaguiofoods.com‘ before clicking (because travel and resting … with scraping, I do not do *hee).
(Like Highlander) There can only be one Xine (“,)
… and that applies to everyone who’s got intellectual property out there, there can only be one = theirs. Bawal mangopya/No copying! (without express and written permission from the blog’s author and/or owner … and all that jazz, see photo below.)