Monday, 22 October 2012

Rogues out there in blog land!!

Have you heard of Blog Scraping? Well it's time you should. There's unscrupulous folk out there stealing blog posts and putting them on their own blogs to make money! Karen @ Sew Many Ways has experienced this first hand and has written two posts, one here to explain what it is and one here on a solution.
Jo From Tas brought this to my attention and I am so glad she did. Thank you Jo :)
I am deeply concerned with this going on and all my future blog posts will be truncated. Don’t be put off reading all of my blog post as it is just a matter of clicking on Read More. I want to protect my blog and my reputation and if anyone is going to make money from my  blog it will be me not these rogues!
Not only do they put the whole blog post on theirs but they have advertising on their side bars for you to click and the majority of it is pornographic crap….I certainly don't want to be connected to any of that. Take the time to read Karen’s post….
Hugs to all…..

10 lovely people said....:

B J Elder said...

I changed my blog a few days ago after reading about this on Sew Many Ways. It is so aggravating - to put it nicely.
I'll be happy to click 'Read More' on your blog.

Kate said...

'Tis a shame that some folks have to do this. Read More on your blog will not be a problem for me. On the brighter side keep in mind that "imitation is the sincerest form of flattery" - they only steal the good stuff.

Anonymous said...

what horrible people to do that,shame on them.xx

Jo in TAS said...

We need to protect our reputations! Thanks for sharing this with your followers too.

Jo in TAS said...

We need to protect our reputations! Thanks for sharing this with your followers too.

Ondrea said...

OMG! I can't keep up with all the crap that goes on these days. Feeling old.

Maree: said...

This is the First I had heard of this Scraping...for Pete's Sake what Next...Thanks so much Vicki for bringing this to our Attention...I will be reading Karen's Post.
Makes you wonder if having a Blog is worth it .

Celine said...

Thanks for sharing Vicki. This is disturbing, horrible, scary... I can't think what else to say. I will follow your good advice. And I have your blog on my blog roll anyway where it is truncated so no changes there! Happy quilting,

Cyndi loves to stitch said...

THANK YOU VICKI !!! I think this may have happened to me. I kept having nasty porno type sites and some shopping type sites (not crafty shopping sites) referencing my blog!! I didn't know what on earth caused this or how to get rid of it...I was to the point where I was going to take down the posts. I am going to go to your links to see what I need to do because it was two particular posts with free patterns on it !!!! There are too many of them out there looking for free money and causing the rest of us grief. Thanks for the post warning about it and the links to fixing it (for now.... till they figure something else out) have a GREAT day, since you are either sleeping OR just about ready to get up if I remember my talks with Vickie C??

Gloria said...

That is just terrible . I keep getting messages from these fake company's saying how much they love my blog posts and I should sign up with them is just a scam to steal your stuff. I have reported them as spam so they can no longer access my stuff... so far so good......will protect everything from now on....Thanks for sharing will truncate from now on. Sad we have to do this .