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How do You Report a Thief to Google Adsense?

By JLP | November 28, 2006

While trying to get my feeds straight this morning, I noticed that some a**hole is scraping my blog’s content (along with LOTS of other bloggers). They are running Adsense on their “blog” and I want to report them to Google as theives. Does anyone know how to do this? I figure if I can shut down the possibility of them making money off other people’s content it will squash their desire to steal.

Topics: Blogging | 14 Comments »


14 Responses to “How do You Report a Thief to Google Adsense?”

  1. Franco Says:
    November 28th, 2006 at 10:29 am

    https://www.google.com/adsense/support/bin/answer.py?answer=18386&topic=149

    Google’s help pages for “How do I report a policy violation?”

    Or, you can email adsense-abuse@google.com

    Hope that helps!

  2. dimes Says:
    November 28th, 2006 at 11:09 am

    How do you mean? Like they are plagiarizing you? If that is the case, notify their webhoster. Make that lame DMCA thing work for you.

  3. Binary Dollar Says:
    November 28th, 2006 at 12:23 pm

    Are they scraping all of your content? My RSS feed from your site is partial.

  4. Bryan Fleming Says:
    November 28th, 2006 at 3:08 pm

    That’s a bummer..

    Just hope that more people are pointing links to your site than theirs. Then google will discredit them as duplicate content.

    What a mess… sorry to hear that.

    – Bryan

  5. The Simple Dollar » Bloggers Go To War Over Adsense Says:
    November 28th, 2006 at 4:15 pm

    [...] The enemy is terrible content. So often, Google searches take you to sites with abysmal content, often little more than a collection of AdSense ads and a bunch of keywords. When you see sites like this, it’s clear that someone is obviously trying to “game” AdSense and make a quick buck. As bad as that is, I’m often more disgusted when I find scraped content stolen from other sites (often stolen from someone who works hard to make an awesome site), as All Financial Matters recently discovered. Another time in which ad banners show up and are unwelcome is when they appear on poor content to begin with – things such as “Hey click this link” followed by a crummy ad. [...]

  6. A Friendly Man Says:
    November 29th, 2006 at 11:28 am

    Someone is complaining that someone is using the partial feeds of his blog. Look arround on this blog – all is blastered with feeds and steel me buttons. Too Hell, what do you think feeds are for? What you expect? Grazy Idiots!

  7. I am the Asshole Says:
    November 29th, 2006 at 12:02 pm

    Dear JLP,

    you are totally wrong. I found your warning message this morning in my inbox. The only reason I made the backlinks with 2-3 sentence was to promote your blog. I am a long time reader of your blog, but this I will change now. All your links on my blog will be removed and I will not come back!

    Ps: On your blog there are much more advertisments than on my blog!

    Good bye

    The Asshole

  8. JLP Says:
    November 29th, 2006 at 12:34 pm

    Dear A**hole (sorry, that’s the only name you left),

    I’m wrong? I find a blog filled with NOTHING but “syndicated” content from other bloggers along with advertisements that do not benefit those bloggers, I gripe about it, and I’M WRONG?

    If you want to promote my blog, then why not do it like 99% of the bloggers do with links to the blog or links to individual posts you think are beneficial to your readers?

  9. I am the Asshole Says:
    November 29th, 2006 at 12:52 pm

    There was a link to your articles, which came with your feed!

    I am using my blog like a feed reader and there is less advertisments than on your blog! But I told you I have stopped this!

    The life could be much easier if people speak to each other!

    Regards,
    The Asshole

  10. Jonathan Says:
    November 29th, 2006 at 3:17 pm

    To all feed scrapers, rebloggers, whatever:

    PLEASE read the copyright restrictions we have on our websites. They are there for a reason. We read them, chose them, and put them there. Let’s looks at JLP’s, which is clearly posted at the bottom of this page.

    Attribution. You must attribute the work in the manner specified by the author or licensor.

    Noncommercial. You may not use this work for commercial purposes.

    No Derivative Works. You may not alter, transform, or build upon this work.

    Mr. *ssHole, it sounds like you got 2 out of 3 right. If you didn’t have ads, you be 3 out of 3.

    I will assume that you didn’t read this or understand this, but thank you for removing JLP’s feed. Now please read all the other copyrights on all the other blogs you are re-blogging.

  11. Konrad Says:
    November 29th, 2006 at 4:31 pm

    lol – Bloggers which are feeding feedburner and other feed directories complaining about gratis backlinks!!!

  12. Debt Consolidation Union Says:
    December 3rd, 2006 at 4:21 pm

    Google Adsense and Adwords are not that reliable. When I used adwords, I found a lot of the visitors I were being sent was fraudulent.

  13. Corey Chapman Says:
    July 10th, 2010 at 1:01 am

    you can easily earn lots of dollars from adsense if you have a high traffic site.;-`

  14. get free content Says:
    December 17th, 2010 at 6:08 pm

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