1) After a couple of days my first website appeared at the top of the organic list in Google by searching on the first two words. That lasted for about a week. The next time I checked, some other blog site was at the top but the curious thing was that the organic search was based on my website name in its entirety. There was even a partial quote from one of my posts. When I clicked on the (my) organic heading of that listing, it led me to a social blog that had nothing to do with my subject. There was no reference or access to my site. How do they (whoever they are) do that?
2) I did a google search on the 12 articles I have written using quotes around the title. What I found was very discouraging.
I saw three differnet scenarios: 1) my article was quoted in its entirety, including byline and that's good; 2) the article was used but throughout the text of my article there were links implanted to other sites that I had not implanted and my byline URL at the bottom was not highlighted (not linkable); 3) Only an excerpt of the article was quoted with a "read more" button that when clicked leads you nowhere or to another site or advertisement.
Does this happen often? It is very discouraging. It's bad enough that the competition is high. To have your work pirated is almost criminal. It's certainly discouraging. Is this something I have to live with? Are there authorities that can be petitioned? Can someone explain this to me?