I submitted an article to Ezine Articles. A few days later I noticed a site had basically copied my article while changing only a few words. This would not bother me if it had the article resource box included but of course it did not. What is worse is the site is actually ranked ahead of the Ezine article. My question is what can I do to address this issue? So far, I have tried to contact the website owner but of course they did not have any contact information on their site and only has their name in whois domain information. I did track down what appear to be the names of what could be his hosting company and have sent them an email about the issue. If I do not hear back from the hosting company in a couple of days, I plan to contact Google to see if I can at least get the page deindexed?
My question is what else could I be doing and for others who have had similar experiences, what can I expect to come of this? Has anyone had any experience with Google on this type of issue?