It is the weirdest thing but the first couple of lines of every post I make lands up on his blog. He is plagiarising tons of blogs too and many people’s photographs are showing up.
I am luckier than some of the others as just a couple of lines of my text are showing and the photos appearing not be to showing up (thank you Blogger / Picasa). Other people have images and more text showing. It is scandalous.
I cannot understand what possible benefit it could be giving this person though. There is no advertising on his site so he couldn’t benefit that way and with just an excerpt and no link to the rest of the post, he is not likely to get any readers or followers. There are no links back to my site that I can see but in that case, why did it show up in the ‘external links’ report at Google Webmaster*?
I specifically linked the first paragraph like that so that it would show up on his blog, by the way. I also let a couple of his victims know what he was doing as he has been stealing content from some pretty fancy travel sites; I can’t imagine they will be very pleased!! I am just going to ask him once to remove my stuff from his site but after that I am at a loss. At least my photos aren’t showing up.
*Google Webmaster is full of excellent tools that help you manage your website and get it entered into Google searches. I discovered it today and will use it in future alongside Google Analytics which is another fantastic and free service which tells you how many visitors you are receiving on your site and what they are reading.