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Google Your Content – Often!

Yes. I found yet another one. This one made me chuckle however as I decided to search upon this text from my front page:

Today, before someone will buy from you, it is almost certain that they will attempt to research your name on the internet.

What the search on that lead me to, just made me think,

“WHY in the word would someone copy THAT statement from my content, and publish it on a website as their own? Do they not think ‘I’ would research and catch it, LOL?”

Well, I did and here are my findings:

DATE FOUND: March 10th 2008
OWNER: Thia Denae –

Stolen content - DANAE

Thia took a combination of my about us page, and my home page and republished it as her home/about page.

Stolen content - DANAE

She created her Web Design page content by copying the text located in the Word of Mouth information box on my front page, and the left side from the first information box on the front page.

Stolen content - DANAE

She took my text from my Logo Design page, and republished it as her own work. Also under her Other Graphic Design, she copied and semi-adapted from my Template Design description on my services page.

Come’on designers – you are ‘creators’ – can you not come up with your own verbiage to sell your services?

I wonder how her business since it will be known that researching her will come up with me, and the fact that she plagiarized content, will be once I hit publish on this.


The analytical mind behind Zenful Creations. Responsible for all the bells and whistles; dedicates most of her time to breaking stuff, finding bugs and never spending enough time fixing things.

This Post Has 9 Comments

  1. Thia Denae

    Sorry, but I have not yet actually gone into busines…I am just playing with code…and needed filler. I apologize if you were offended/I am actually not trying to use it as my own, and am not in business. just needed filler while I work on code.

    Again, no offense meant.

  2. Pat Bowen

    Not like her work is very good, anyway…I wouldn’t think that you’re hurting her business too badly. haha

  3. Lori

    @Thia – my content posted live on the web on your domain is NOT just playing with code. I was not ‘offended’, just protecting my copyrighted hard work. Good luck with your business.

    @Pat – Not yet, but Google her name; what comes up first? That is not too good for her business now or later.

  4. David

    Thia: You should use the old tried and true method for filler while you are designing: GREEK TEXT.

    “Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum.”

    This dummy text is industry standard and is far preferrable to stealing, being accused of stealing, or having your name associated with stealing on someone’s blog.

    Lori: Thanks for the heads up.. i’ll try that google search now.

    David (p.s. greetings from Blogcatalog)

  5. David

    Follow up:

    I just found an instance of content theft from my website and posted my own blog entry on the topic. Thank you again for the tip.


  6. nicholaspaul

    “I have not yet actually gone into busines…”

    Start as you mean to go on 🙂 David, you took the words out of my mouth. Lorem Ipsum is the ONLY space filler you should use.

  7. John Petrucci

    Good.. I really appreciate.

  8. seo-cosenza

    They should have been penalized by google, isn’t it?

  9. Colin Purrington

    I know this post is old, but found while searching for information on the topic. I’ve recently realized that a lot my content is plagiarized, and a lot of it is listed as “Adapted from…” Really getting angry, and wishing people would say “Adapted from…with permission” to indicate they aren’t just plagiarizing.

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