First the sad news is the passing of my Golden friend Abbey. My Golden Thoughts to Abbey’s family. Central Park will never be the same without you Abbey. I’ll make sure to eat extra bacon in your memory.
To visit Abbey’s blog click here.
The GOOD NEWS is the other Blog Scraper’s site have been Shut DOWN. Absolutely great news … I can relax and do some blogging.
Many of you have asked What to do and How to report a Blog Scraper?
1) Find out the owner of the site by using whois.domaintools.com
2) Contact the owner of the site based on the websites contact or from whois information. It is hard but try to compose a polite letter informing the violation of copyright.
3) On the whois server stats obtain the host information of the website.
4) Check the website host legal policy on copyright.
5) If you don’t receive a respond from the blog owner, compose a “takedown” email to the website host.
To obtain more detailed information www.plagiarismtoday.com is a good source. I am very fortunate to obtain assistance from the owner of the site. I have learned so much about content plagiarizing for the past two days. Many Golden Thanks.
– A MUST READ AND KNOW –
Before I let rest the topics blog copyright and Blog Scraper, I would like to share a related topic: Blog Spammers – wherein they copy your blog title and only a portion of your post. Oh! and they are trying to be smart by putting a link back to the original blog author so its not enough to be a copyright infridgment. What I’ve seen in blogs that are considered spam are in WordPress (automatic feed most likely from plugin(s)). If your blog posts are used by a blog spammer, the best way to resolve this is to report the website to the host and Google as a spam.
I am glad to know that there’s a solution.
If you view my blog title a bit odd especially on blogger/google reader, I am trying a different way to insert Copyscape – its for the Blog Spammers … I’m giving it a try to see the outcome on their blog.
Hope this information is helpful.
Let us all continue to unite to protect the security of our blogs.
Lots of Golden Woofs,
Sorry to hear about Abbey. We know she'll be missed.
Thanks for the info on spammers.
XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella
24 Paws of Love says
Sorry to hear about the loss of your friend Abby. I'm sure she will be dearly missed.
So happy for you for being able to shut down that site that was stealing your blog. Thank you so much for the information and for all of your help. It is terrible that this happened, and I am still in shock at seeing it, but I'm glad you found a way to fight back.
Way to go!!
We just came from paying our respects for Abby. As we eat bacon, she is in our heart.
Hugs & smoochies! XOXO
KT and Lady says
We are so sad about Abbey.
Another Golden heart stopped by cancer.
Helpful info about copy writing, thanks.
George the Lad says
Sorry to hear the passing of Abbey will go and see her
Thanks for the update
See Yea George xxx
Maggie and Mitch says
We were so sorry to hear of Abbey's passing, Sugar. It's very sad.
Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch
~Kim at Golden Pines~ says
I stopped by Abbey's blog and left a note–I was glad to see that others were there before me–It's always so comforting to have the thoughts of others at a difficult time like this…
I also wanted to thank-you for all your good info about the "scrapers" I've not heard of it before. I have to admit that I've gotten ideas from posts from other blogs I've read but not used their words…now I just hope that's okay…
We are heartbroken to hear about Abbey.
We are glad to hear that progress is being made on the blog scrapers. These blogs are our stories, and I wouldn't want anyone claiming it as their own!
Mr. Pip says
I didn't know Abbey, but have left a message on her blog.
Thanks for the information, Sugar. It is very helpful
Your pal, Pip
Hound Girl says
We are sorry about Abbewy – we read that this morning 🙁
Thanks again for more information on all of this.
Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom says
We were furry sad about Abbey –
It is just so wrong fur such a beaWOOty to have to leave us so soon –
Thanks fur more info on the blogpoststealers!
Khyra and The Golden Khousins
Cheryl, Indiana, Shingo and Molly says
We can't believe that other bloggers were doing this?!! Why on earth?
So furry sorry to hear about your furiend. Our prayers are with her family and friends.
Woofs and Kisses!
The Fiesty Three
Frankie Furter says
Sugar, thank you for sharing all this stuff that you learned. You will be our… GO TO GIRRRL if this ever happens again.. to any of us.
Little Miss Jada Kiss says
Thinking of Abby's family during this difficult time 🙁
OH and I'm so glad to hear you caught the theif of your blog!! Way to go! And thanks for the extra tips!
Oooooooh, we are so sad to hear about Abbey.
Interesting info about spammers and scrapers!
YD, sometimes with ♥Samantha and ♥June says
Good news to hear that the blog scrapper has been shut down!
Sorry about your friend Abbey. She was beautiful.
We ache for Abbey's Mom and will miss Abbey so much. Again, thank you Sugar, for educatin' us about blog-stealing. You have given us a wealth of info to help us all protect ourselves.
Monster Hugs and Love xoxoxo
Sammie and Avalon
Sorry bout your friend Abbey. It is always tough to loose a friend.
Thats great that the site has been shut down. Great news
The Kool~Kittie~Krew says
Sorry about your dear furriend, Abbey. Hugs to you and her family. Glad to know your on the Blog Spammers case!
Sierra Rose says
Abbey is in our hearts. She was such an amazing sweetie pie!
Thank you for the copyright update, this has been an experience. We still need to take some time over at my blog to put more protections on. Sorry you had to report on this though!
Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
So sorry to hear about Abbey.
Glad to hear that the site was shut down. Thanks for all the info too
Amy and The House of Cats says
Sugar we are so sorry to read about your friend Abbey having to go to the bridge. We are sending her family lots of purrs and prayers.
And we are going to link (and just link) to your blog at some point to let our other blog friends know about this problem with scrapers/spammers. You explain it all so well – we are going to tell them to visit you to learn how to protect themselves – you are like a um, hm, we can't think of the word we want – like a teaching superhero of some sort! We did a google check and so far we have been lucky and not copied!
♥I am Holly♥ says
We were very upset about Abbey. We had followed her for quite some time. It is really a great loss.
Thanks for the tips on those blog scrapers. I'm glad the one that stole from you got taken down. Lots of love, Debbie and Holly
We are very sad to hear about your friend Abbey.
Many thanks for all the information on spamming and blog scrapers. It's most very informative.
Clive and Murray
Nubbin' Tails says
We understand, we stopped by to offer prayers for Abbey's mom.
I am glad to hear that you got a speedy resolution! It's also helpful to know what the options for recourse are if it should happen to any of us!
My Sugar Friend
We are very sorry to hear about Abbey. It's always sad to lose a friend.
We are happy though that the scrapers site was shut down. Stealing blog posts/words is just pathetic.
Your friendly Who, Sugar
Kari in WeHo says
wow we just caught up on your last couple posts! That is so rude! I am so glad they got shut down
So sorry to hear about Abbey 🙁
Thanks again for the good info. We googled stuff from our blog and could not find any funny business. We did put up the restriction notice in the sidebar. Still have to do the copyscape thing…
Keep that info coming about those blog thieves. Ick!
The Luke says
So very sad about the sweet Abbey.
And so very disgusted about the thievery.
wif love from the Luke
Very sad for the loss of Abbey!
Thanks for the info on copyscape. I checked it out tonight.
Wags N Kisses,
the booker man says
i'm glad everythingie got fixed for you so quickly. that's grrreat! thankies for the informational on how to report a bad copyin' hooman.
we miss you very much, miss abbey.
the booker man
Thank you so very much for this info! I'm glad that site was shut down!!
We'll miss sweet Abbey.
Hello Miss Sugar ♥
So sorry to read about your friend Abbey going over the Rainbow Bridge…
Our paws are together for her family at this difficult time.
Pawsome News!!! Yay!!! Wow, you really worked hard on gathering all the great information. Thank you sooo much for sharing it with us!
Sooo happy they were shut down!
See you soon,
Those Elgin Pugs says
We are sorry for the loss of your furiend Abbey~
We are saying our pawrayers for her family~
On another note…
We are happy to hear that everything is coming together for your bloggy and those cowards are being shut down~
We stand behind you and we thank you for demonstrating such wonderful strength!!!
Thanks for all the information as well!!