My Article republished on 7 blogs; Terms of Use Ignored In All 7

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I don't know how others here fare, but I just did a google search of an ezine article I published a few months ago.

Google Search (of course) had the Ezine version 1st, followed by 7 exact title matches. I checked each of then out and ZERO had published the entire article, let alone included the resource box.

About half had just the lead paragraph, follwed by a rectangular add, follwed by a link that said "Read the wole article" which redirected tot he original on EZine

The others had no links at all or links that either led to MFA pages, had no relevance or were almost impossible to find.

None credited me or my site by name. All ignored Ezine's terms of use for publishers.

Is this common, and if so why bother writing for Ezine?
#article #blogs #republished #terms
  • Profile picture of the author source47
    Unfortunately, this seems to be pretty common. Especially with a lot of auto-blogging software out there that "borrows" articles from article directories like EZA but then can be edited (resource box and links taken out.)

    I'm a little surprised that Google included those other blogs/websites in the search results. It's bound to be a lot of duplicated content.

    Article marketing is worth it if you pick the right niche and long tail keywords to use. Then you need to write quite a few articles.

    I hope that this helps!
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    • Profile picture of the author creature
      Originally Posted by source47 View Post

      Unfortunately, this seems to be pretty common. Especially with a lot of auto-blogging software out there that "borrows" articles from article directories like EZA but then can be edited (resource box and links taken out.)

      I see... any info on a rough % of publishers that actually respect EZINE's Terms of Service?
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    • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
      Creature, it sounds like your article got picked up via the RSS feed from EZA and posted to some automated scraper sites.

      Unfortunately, it's one of the side effects of using a directory. Kind of like the side effects you hear in the drug ads.

      You can notify the sites in question, but I wouldn't expect much since they are publishing excerpts rather than whole articles, and linking to the source of the article (where your links are still intact).

      One thing it should do is help lay to rest the idea that the same article on multiple sites is "duplicate content".

      As for how many publishers respect the terms, it seems to vary a bit by niche. I'm going on a personal impression, but niches with higher value clicks (Adsense) tend to have more scrapers than others.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mary Wilhite
    There's a side benefit for what's happening to you.

    Since those sites only published an excerpt and they
    are still pointing back to Eza then they are giving
    you backlinks.

    They are indexed in Google so I assume that a trickle
    of link juice is flowing in.

    I also assume that your EZA article is on the top spot. Eh?
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    • Profile picture of the author creature
      Originally Posted by Mary Wilhite View Post

      I also assume that your EZA article is on the top spot. Eh?
      Yes - it is # 1, followed by the 7 scraped fragments in positions 2-8
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