I found out that two of my articles were stolen and posted on other websites (One IPS in Ancara, Turkey and the other in Dallas, America).
Two of my other articles are listed on a spam site called Ramirezz.com - this means, there are my titles, the first two sentences of the article and the link to the original posts on Hubpages, except when you click on the links they redirect you to amazon to buy iphone for 500$. What kind of an idiot does that anyway? If someone is interested to read sth about teaching English as a second language to preschoolers, why would that someone actually make a purchase of a costly iphone instead? I simply don't get it.
The thing is, there is also a forum thread on Hubpages because a certain site massively copied articles from Hubpages and the hubber who almost revealed them got banned while the site - the thief - is still there with stolen articles. What is that supposed to mean?
I was totally puzzled by SaraValor's experience on Factoidz the other day ...
...and, after seeing my content copied like that word by word, I just feel angry, sad, disappointed and demotivated.
Seriously, I spend hours to write a single good quality article even if it is about a topic in which I'm an expert - writing is more than just knowing what to write about. I mean, I collected quotes that others wrote (which is easier but takes more time), checked each of them in the google search box to see whether they would be duplicates on the web, etc. for more than 15 days - I even had a headache because of so much reading - and why? So that someone would come and just like that, copy and paste my hard work and knowledge, and so that Google would punish ME for duplicated content?
I filed the DMCA complaint but if this continues to be the issue while I'm writing online, I'm simply going to delete my content, send the thieves you know where and forget that I even spent my time (hour and hours of time) for nothing! Even if I somehow get those people to delete my content or links from their websites, I'm angry because I don't want to send emails and complaints with my personal data included - altogether, I don't like the situation. I'm beginning to have doubts about Google as well.
I simply don't feel like writing anymore.
:( :( :(
P.S. How come those "rocket scientists" develop algorithms which in the end make no difference to the ultimate user because the user is very often presented with poor quality content despite the changes in recent years and yet, this algorithm - although it calculates well as they say, can't calculate a time interval between posts when it comes to duplicate content. It's that easy - the original post is the one that was published first, right?