I was slightly horrified on a routine inspection of my content today to discover that one page I had was copied over and over again on a ton of different sites.
After finding this one example, I starting looking at other pages in my collection. What I am finding is that practically every article I have written from 2012 -2013 has been plagiarized over and over and over again. Some common sites that keep turning up on every search are:
I haven't linked to these because a) I don't want to give them a backlink and b) they could be full of malware.
However I'm really concerned at the extent to which this appears to have happened to my earlier content and am now wondering if that is why pages that used to do well with traffic no longer are because of these awful sites.
I urge everyone who has content here, especially from 2011, 2012, 2013, to check random sentences from their articles in between quotation marks in Google to see what comes up.
I'm not sure how to tackle this yet (or if Wizzley will be able to do something if the scale is as bad as I think it might be) but I thought I'd better share this because it can't be good all round.