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Uncle Pete

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« on: May 03, 2020, 11:47 »
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Enough off topic yet on topic. Interesting how this guy took the time to track all this down.  :)

https://photographylife.com/how-expertphotography-com-steals-content

Part of this is interesting as there is some advise about how sites get ranked and how Google looks for copied content which will not raise the rank.

It does not take a lot of effort to start a new site and crank out a boatload of content, if all you are doing is copying your competition. With the photography market on the decline, a number of photography websites have already gone through their demises. And whats left is being attacked by some very dishonest individuals and media companies that exploit search engines to move themselves up the ranks. These websites are copycats they crank out content on a daily basis solely for traffic, they have no communities and they have no real following. One such website is ExpertPhotography.com. In this article, we will take a look at how ExpertPhotography shamelessly stole numerous articles from Photography Life and other websites, and how it quickly climbed the ladders of search engines, even managing to surpass the ranking of the original content.

So you want you site ranked higher? There's some interesting advice in this as well as the expose of Expert Photography and their copying.


« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2020, 16:36 »
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These places make it tougher for real writers. It gets exhausting chasing down those who infringe our work - whether it's writing or photography. The Internet is still the Wild West and those who have the most to gain - like Google - only make the problem worse rather than better. No one wants to be the sheriff, so we are left with a mess. Facebook won't even police their own site, so we'll never get Google to police the internet.

« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2020, 17:07 »
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These places make it tougher for real writers. It gets exhausting chasing down those who infringe our work - whether it's writing or photography. The Internet is still the Wild West and those who have the most to gain - like Google - only make the problem worse rather than better. No one wants to be the sheriff, so we are left with a mess. Facebook won't even police their own site, so we'll never get Google to police the internet.

it's actually on the contrary very easy to track down plagerized content for written text. however - you do of course need to follow up/get it taken down, which I agree can be time consuming...

georgep7

« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2020, 01:26 »
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Not sure if I am ontopic but I think Google news or this Microsoft Edge "news" timeline do the same.
They take headlines or full articles from various news sites without filterimg spammy or copycats
and present a new "news" timeline with source links but there is no reason to click on source.
You can read the article "externally" without giving a click / visit to the original news.

It is an old problem though, actual article writers or newswriters lose clicks
(thus visits and ad selling oportunities) and eventually they will close their business or merge.
And this I think is a hit to real journalism and opinion writers.

« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2020, 04:52 »
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Also a good example are few so called authors on petapixel that constantly write about the most famous photographers in the world. Putting these famous names their articles they climb in google search to page one without any quality writing and without any sense. This one guy got to page 2 when you search for Henri Cartier-Bresson and page 1 on Martin Parr. Unbelievable!

georgep7

« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2020, 06:04 »
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Also a good example are few so called authors on petapixel that constantly write about the most famous photographers in the world. Putting these famous names their articles they climb in google search to page one without any quality writing and without any sense. This one guy got to page 2 when you search for Henri Cartier-Bresson and page 1 on Martin Parr. Unbelievable!

hmm!? Guess you are correct but I think this is website driven.
Even if the article is down, the title and link (plus ranking and comments) do stay alive.

"Update: The Foundation of Henri Cartier-Bresson has asked that this article be taken down. Apologies."

source: https://petapixel.com/2013/05/06/learn-composition-from-the-photography-of-henri-cartier-bresson/


 

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