Last week I wrote about being plagiarized. Jonathan at plagiarismtoday.com suggested I set up a google alert. I've done that. The very same article was plagiarized again today. The article is posted at e-zinearticles.com so we all know those are free to use if the person who uses them attributes properly. The people who are copying these are dumb scam artists too because all they need to do is post the original author's name and leave the links intact.
I've posted on the offender's blog reminding them of the rules. The reason I keep seeing who is stealing this article is because my name is embedded in the article in a link so when anyone prints my name online, I get an alert. The scam artists are not very smart because not only are they stealing free articles but they aren't reading them to see that the original author's url is embedded in the article. It's not like it's hidden; it's pretty blatantly there!
It really makes me wish I could slip my name into everything I post online. I would probably be shocked at the number of hits. While it's wonderful to think I'm being emulated as that must mean my article is well written, this is actually starting to really tick me off.