Running a blog for your business takes time. Posting relevant content requires brainstorming, researching, and a lot more. That’s not to mention all the countless revisions your work must go through. It’s a tough, time-consuming process.
For that reason, more and more bloggers with no integrity opt to steal other people’s content. And we’re not just talking about people who take your ideas and spin them into their own post. No, we’re talking about those people who blatantly rip off your hard work, word for word.
See, while Google has taken steps to penalize these plagiarizers, it still isn’t stopping everyone. If they care about search rankings then maybe it’s enough to keep them from stealing your content. But if achieving top search spots isn’t their goal, then why not swipe your content and try to pass it off as their own?
Knowing that there is no real consequence for such behavior, what happens when you find out someone has stolen your work? What can you do to fix the situation?
Content theft is a very serious issue. If it happens to you, take the above steps and make a stand. The more we let these things slide, the more we all suffer.
Can you think of anything else you can do when facing content theft?
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