Having something stolen from you is gutting with a sense of total disbelief. When I was about eight years old I was given a Casio digital watch; in northern Britain in the 80′s a digital watch was a big deal and just about the most exciting thing I had ever been given. I wore my watch with pride and during our sports lesson I dutifully left the watch on the teachers desk, as was required, and went off into the sunshine to get pulverised at sport! When I came back to collect my watch had gone. Considering there were only about 20 other children with access to this room it was a bold move to steal from someone you knew; I couldn’t believe that someone I knew could do this. A harsh lesson to learn.
So, one day you are conducting a routine check on your site to see if a page has been indexed and blam: you may not be but somebody else is. They have lifted the entire page images and all! You know that you spent hours researching and writing that page from scratch and in as long as it takes to cut, copy and paste someone else is filling their talentless splog site with your own information gold. Gutted. [Read more...]