As some of you may know, my blog content was ripped off recently by web content scrapers but what does that actually mean and why is it bad for your blog?
CONTENT SCRAPING 101Content scraping is when an individual takes content from many other sites, collates it and publishes it to their own site as if it's their work. It's theft of original works and it can negatively affect the SEO of the site it was stolen from. Many sites are made up of works entirely stolen - scraped - from other people. There are a lot of content scrapers out there - this is the second time it's happened to me. Scrapers may steal a few of your articles, or they might copy your whole damn website.
This is what an example of what a scraped website looks like. This was the site of the last person to scrape my content. As you can see it has content from several different people, but nowhere on the site does it LINK to the people whose work it has stolen.