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Friday, April 3, 2009

I Have Prevailed!!!! :)

UPDATE!!!

Guys! I went and visited that guy's site today, and guess what?? HE TOOK ALL OF MY ARTICLES DOWN OFF HIS SITE!!! ALL 15 of them!! Yeaaahhhhhhhh!
DON'T MESS WITH THE DIVA!!!

I have to say that I'm glad that my efforts to get this guy to see the light paid off.
I'm sure he'll think twice about trying to rip off anyone else!

Once again, I'm gonna say, if someone is out here ripping off your content, don't sit by silently letting it happen. Go after them any way you can! Even if there is no info, you can deal with their host companies, affiliates, Google, spam them with emails, post about their transgression on your website and Stumble or Digg it to death, and my absolute favorite, PUBLISH THEIR PRIVATE CONTACT INFO TO THE ENTIRE INTERNET letting the world know what a thieving ass they are. I'm kind of betting that this was one of the big guns in my arsenal, besides just contacting his host company and sending Cease and Desist and Takedown letters to both the web host and the offender. Nobody wants that type of info to come up on them when they are Googled.

I want to thank you guys for all the supportive emails and words of advice.

Now, I can move on, and continue to post my best for you all, and do my thing without having to go kick somebody's ass! Anybody else out there copying me, know that I'm going to come after you, guns blazing!! ;)

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30 comments:

sudha said...

Great Diva you have taught him a nice lesson..kudos for your courageous and wise action!!! This should be a nice lesson for all those dumb copy cats out there..

tahtimbo said...

Congratulations!! That is great news and I'm glad it turned out okay. Now, you can enjoy your weekend and savor the satisfaction of a butt well-kicked:)

jacqueline said...

Hey, that was fast! Congrats Diva...you must have supernatural powers. :-)

That'll teach 'em.

EastCoastLife said...

Wow! Congrats! That is awesome! A good win!

BK said...

LOL! You are right! Never messed with the Diva. Have a wonderful weekend!

Mike Foster said...

Go get him, tiger!


peace,
mike
livelife365

FJ said...

Nice! I love to see a good ass-kicking from time to time. Don't blame me, UFC has spoiled me ;)

Btw- how did you actually come across his copy-cat website? Was it just an article title search?

Daisy said...

Hooray! I like it when the good guys win and the bad guys lose.

The Fitness Diva said...

thanks, Sudha. I hope he has learned a lesson, too.
If you can't blog on your own, then don't blog!

Thanks, tahtimbo. Yes, one less thing on my mind. Life has enough to deal with as it is, without something else putting another wrinkle in your brain!

Yes, Jacqueline, I'm kind of shocked at how quickly my tactics worked, and I guess I'll never really know what actually did it; the email I sent him, the Takedown notice I sent his webhost, or seeing his name and address posted in big bold letters on my site.
He gets my posts by subscription, so i know it must have shocked the shit out of him to read the title and contents of that one! ;)
Anyway, glad it's done!

The Fitness Diva said...

Thanks, East Coast! I do feel like the champ! ;)

thanks, BK! You have a wonderful weekend, too! :)

You know I will, Mike! Enjoy your weekend! :)

The Fitness Diva said...

FJ, I'm an MMA fan, myself. When it's time to step in the ring...well, you just gotta get in there and wage that war!
I found it by doing a search on the title of my post "The Benefits of a Good Massage". I wanted to see what page it came up in the results, and how many other people had written an article with my same title. I had no idea that I was opening up a goldmine when I clicked on his link.
Funny thing is, I did that on impulse, and if I hadn't, would never have known. Guy would probably have still been copying me for years!
I do searches on my post titles and random phrases of my posts from time to time to see where they rank. Good thing I did it that day!

Daisy, me too! Bad guys suck! ;)

cacainadjourney.com said...

OMG! he deserves to be beaten! beaten by us! I am with you Diva! just tell me how can I help you. If I will be the one who has been copied the content I have, he should have close his eyes and all 'coz I am a monster if I have been as what I said. I will rip him off down to his soul! It's so bad or worst person he is, more than a thief!

Sadie said...

I am so glad you got him to take it down!! You go girl!

heidi said...

You go! I am proud that you stood up for yourself and won!!!

iWalk said...

Yeah, kick his ass!

I love your character, Diva!

Ruz said...

Being assertive for what is right and due is only the most appropriate action I could think of and demand from others. Congrats! I personally don't agree of cheating. So, what you did was only proper.

News-N-Views said...

Yeah! Without doing any work such type of people stolen our efforts ... even they could not have a single courtesy to say like that I have stolen this article from such and such blog...let it be .... just forget about him ... keep concentrating on your honest efforts and do one thing get "copyspace" codes to add your blog ... at least it prevents some piracy...

Dori said...

Congrats Diva...I knew he didn't want to mess with you ;-)

Black Womens Health said...

Well congratulations. Folk stealing your content is a pain. And I'm not even that strict about it...as long as their is a link back to my site I'm good...so Yea! for you:-)

sheila said...

I can't believe how often this happens. I'm really glad you busted him/her.

All these people usually care about is setting up a site to put adsense on. Whoever it is, probably has a bunch of other sites just like it.

Diane Scott said...

Congratulations!!!! It's been a while since I stopped by, but what great news to get as I arrived :)

We did something sort of similar on our last post. Not stolen material but a rip off just the same...

J.D. said...

Can sympathize with the effort you went through to get this resolved.

I'm up four sites that I have found cherry picking my content from my blog and reposting it.

I have managed to have two shut down and the other two have apparently moved onto greener pastures to steal from.

Strongblkwmn said...

He sure had a lot of nerve. I'm glad you outted him and made him do the right thing. Good for you!

Shawie said...

you go girl...that's great news! I'm happy to hear about the results. I agree, these kind of people shouldn't be tolerated.

carey @ happy steps travel blog said...

Wow, you won the war! ;) ... and we're happy for you!

I haven't checked my blogs of any copycats yet...but am noting your way of using Google search for that.

My sis used to have some of her recipes and photos copied by another blogger too, she emailed the copycat about it and thankfully the copied posts were deleted.

MakingMoney said...

LOL,you are the Diva not to be reckoned with!! Get em girl ;)Teach em a lesson or two. Keep working hard on them fitness tips for us all!!Let it be known to the unoriginal, don't even try it... You really cracked me up with this one!

Naye

Shelia said...

Wonderful Fitness Diva. That has got to be satisfying!

Wilson Pon said...

Way to go, Diva! Your effort finally paid off. You're a very tough lady and admire your courage and determination here! :)

Orthopedic Surgery Abroad said...

you should have told him the good reward for his bad act and i am waiting for your new posts.

james said...

gooood.... give him a "hard" lesson..
and i am waiting your new post.. and drop your card

 
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