When someone’s copying or translating your content

As we regularly check our log book to see the traffic details, we came across to a very interesting ‘referring url’ to our site about one of our recent blogs, “Wikia will change the rhythm of ‘Search’ – TCQP”.

Translating the whole post in French  The url, https://translate.google.com/ translate?sourceid=navclient& hl=fr&u=https://shamskm.com/ blogs/?p=65, shows that someone has changed the entire text from English to French. Certainly a French speaking blogger. 

Looking for info to find out who copied your content, I found a very nice post, How to track and recover copied blog content?, from  Sizlopedia. You can search for if your content has been duplicated in ‘Copyscape’. Simply typing your enquired url you can see a list of sites that copied your content. 

But the problem with Copyscape, you can only do 10 searches per month for free. For more you need to sign up for a premium account where each premium search costs $0.05. It’s a bit luxurious for small bloggers and it only search for English articles. In case mentioned above where the complete post has been translated to French, it’s very difficult to track the pirate site. 

We are not against that someone uses part of the text with proper acknowledgement which usually links the reference to the mother site. It’s always welcome. But not duplicating the entire post and claiming it as own material. 

To write a blog or article costs time. It’s a hard work. You need to read and understand what you are talking about. Blogging is not that easy run. But it’s full of fun 🙂 .

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