Should I report this website for copying my posts?

Last Update: July 24, 2018

Hey guys!

I just found out that a website has copied at least 30 of my posts. I try to publish one post a day and this website has already copied the one I posted yesterday so I wouldn't be surprised if they do the same with the post I have published today.

I noticed that they are promoting Wealthy Affiliate as well but they are using my content to post their affiliate links. Not only that, they are also promoting scam websites.

I also noticed that they provide a link to my site at the end of their posts so that's why I don't know whether or not reporting them.

I mean, I'm glad that they at least post a link to my website but it's not fair that they copy and paste my content because I'm the one who spends hours researching and writing.

I looked for their about me page to see who's the owner of this website but they don't even provide this information, which does not surprise me because people who do this kind of things don't want to get caught.

In fact, they do not even have an affiliate disclosure or privacy policy page so what they are doing is illegal, right?

Would you report a website like this? Have you ever experienced something similar? I would appreciate your thoughts on this topic.

Thank you =)

Miren

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AlexMi Premium
I feel for you but to be honest I wouldn't know where to report such problem.
Whatever you decide to do, you have my support but please let us know what happens at the end.
On th bright side, your posts must be good when they are beign copied.
Best of luck
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linda956 Premium
Merlynmac, has given you great advice. I agree you should contact support.
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JonLake Premium
Hi Miren
Whilst I understand your frustration, the fact that they put a link to your site shows a level of respect for you. There are huge websites online that simply curate other peoples content giving a link back to the authors website.
For instance here at WA we are allowed to use others posts by clicking the button marked Affiliate (top right, above the actual post). This adds your WA affiliate link to the post so that when the link is shared and people visit the blog post, if they decide to join WA the referral goes to the affiliate not the author of the post!
This is actually a very good way to get referrals!!
So , whilst I understand your frustration it is just part of the world of internet marketing!
If they were not including your link then that would be a different story.
Hope that helps
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BrianCh Premium
Including the link is a bit of a back-handed compliment. I don't know that I would say that this "shows a level of respect". It sounds more like, "I'm using your material and here's a thank you!"
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JonLake Premium
I am not saying I agree with it, but it is a fact of life here in the huge internet world.
Personally, I would only be concerned if the other site was ranking higher than mine. Other than that, there are far bigger things to deal with when on the journey to a successful online business.
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NWTDennis Premium
Yes we are allowed to "share" WA content, but we are not allowed to "duplicate" it on our website. Duplicating content from any source (WA or another website) could lead to Google penalities up to and including getting your site shut down.
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JamesJB Premium
Yes, I would be mad if that happened to me. Contact Google and inform it of the situation. It's weird how they have no details about themselves on their site.
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merlynmac Premium
Ugh. I know that I can share someones WA blog posts and when do it uses my sharing link but to create a site and copy your content..that's not cool. I'd definitely notify support and/or Kyle and Carson. If you provide the links their sharing they can identify who the WA user is as it will contain their unique code.
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NWTDennis Premium
You are assuming it's a WA member. I want to believe it is not.
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merlynmac Premium
This line "I noticed that they are promoting Wealthy Affiliate as well but they are using my content to post their affiliate links." is why I assumed that. I read it as post their WA affiliate link. Let's hope it's not. I hate to think we have that type of person in our ranks.
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