With the emergence of content marketing after panda and penguin updates, it has become all the more important to have good content that not only helps you rank better in search engines, but attracts targeted crowd to your website.
So, when you create quality content, you want it to be your own property with all the rights and you don’t want someone to just copy it and put it on their blog. What do you do if someone copies your content and put it on their site without linking or giving credit to you?
Google have been facing this issue since long. In certain cases, they are not able to identify the actual content creator and the site who copies the content actually gets all the credit, which is wrong. Here is a video response from Matt Cutts few months back to similar question:
As per the video, Google does have DMCA system, but it can be cumbersome and time consuming process. To fight this issue, Google have recently come up with a tool (online form) where you can file a complaint against the website copying your original content. Here is the Google Scraper Report form which asks for your content URL, scrapper site URL and Google Search Results URL. It doesn’t guarantee any immediate action, but the data collected through this forms will be used to take action later on using the algorithmic changes.
So, what’s your take on this? Have you been facing this problem? What are your views on this new tool, let me know in comments!!