I‘m really trying not to get too sick over this Google Panda mess. After publishing 8 articles today, then spot checking the titles. Almost every article was stolen by a pirate scraper and the scraper website was first on Google search results.
The title has our own brand of humor and puns, “AT&T Falls for Android with Fall Releases: Falling in Love with Android & Power?” A pirate website does not have a sense of humor.
We added links, copyright information to our RSS feed, cut it the RSS feed short and disallow hotlinking. Instead of the source Wireless and Mobile News, being the first Google search result you get pirated, vomited crap with our pithy title. This is the very first result on Google when you search the title, not logged in to any Google account.
The Google search result shows this piece of copied content as the first Google result along with our copyright information. “Copyright WIRELESS AND MOBILE NEWS, LLC. All rights reserved.”
The original article took about an hour to edit and write, three seconds to steal, while they make Google Adsense revenue off of our labor.
Google is in violation of U.S. copyright law because Google is contributing to the infringement of copyright by sending searchers to stolen content.
The website in question registered the domain in July of this year. Wireless and Mobile News has over 7,000 articles and has been published since September 2007.
Our staff has over 20 years experience writing about technology.
Please keep posting your comments of support. Whenever I get comments, I send them to attorneys.
I’ve been saddened by all the businesses Google destroyed, while fly-by-night pirates get the traffic and the business.
The most upsetting part of this whole mess is that Google has not admitted there is problem and no matter what we webmasters do, the Googlebot ranks unprofessional garbage higher than quality businesses that have been around for years.