What a coincidence, just a few days or weeks later I find articles on the same exact topics, that use the same exact information and basically re-word my content but WITHOUT citing the sources and referecnes. There are 3 different websites lately doing this me. All my work is basically re-hashed by these unethical thieves and sadly at times they beat me in ranking or stay very closely to my position in Google.
I have been studying more and more SEO to hopefully figure a way to stay alive and not give easy success to other websites stealing my ideas and content, but it's quite a battle also considering that Google doesn't seem to give a ***it about who wrote about the topic first.
Any how, sorry for my rant, but may question is: is there anything I can do?
Sometimes I contact them and ask them if as a courtesy they could at least place a link to my article as a reference and some times some comply, but most of these thieves are all protected by companies that do not provide their contact information and their websites of course have no way to contact them. Finding who hosts them can also be a challenge too!
Google DMCA only seem to do something if the articles are copied word by word. Hosting companies are also of the same belief. It just seems like unless the articles are copied or clearly spun, nobody does anything to protect your creativity, your hard work and research.
So am I destined to become a "source" of credible information, a volcano of ideas for others to just take advantage of? Am I destined to be one to do hard research just for others? I am sick of this, and honestly, it's taking away the whole pleasure of writing and sharing with my fans. I already deactivated some social media because it seems that large percentage of my followers are just waiting for my next article to find a topic to write about.