I didn’t want to do it but I have to. I am sorry if you hate me-I hope you don’t. I know you might quit following me but I hope you will stick with me.
If you read my post in a feed you will notice that I have truncated my posts. Why? because of the scrapers that are stealing posts-word for word. I work hard to create projects and not only that but I have to look out for the people that I feature. I don’t want their content posted on one of these aggregator sites with no link backs–it isn’t right and a lot of bloggers are taking a stand. It takes hours and hours of my time to get the stolen content removed. I recently had one of my posts ripped off–word for word from beginning to end. I contacted the owner and asked them to please remove the post-no response–post still up. I left another message–still nothing. I went through Google to get my post removed. These people don’t do this for fun–they do it because they make money doing it and they make a lot of money doing it. They steal my content and they could be stealing your content. After several days it was still up. (Google can take quite a while to get it down.) These sites make money and a lot of it to scrape our posts so they are in no hurry to remove the posts. I went through several steps–DMCA, contact their host, send a cease and desist, and finally got the site shut down but it is back up, stealing content again. The cease and desist only worked for my post, once it was removed they were free to go about stealing again.
These sites use programs that go in and steal the content so the only way to protect is to truncate.
It takes hours–hours away from creating projects, preparing food, taking photos, editing photos, posting… I have 3 sites to monitor so not only am I trying to stay on top of everything here at Its So Very Cheri but also The DIY Club and 50 Plus More so I have decided to band together with other great bloggers like Sawdust and Paper Scraps and Infarrantly Creative and many many others and try to stop these people from stealing.
If you see this at the bottom of a feed post–now you know why… (I need to work on getting that added in as well.)
So now you understand why and I hope you aren’t mad at me but I just had to do it.