I understand why so many of you rewrite content. I recently had the opportunity to talk to someone, who I found to have a site full of rewritten content. The content wasn’t 100% original – nor was it 100% duplicate. These guys aren’t what you would refer to as scrapers, what they do is basically browse the web, looking for what they would like to think is “interesting material” and they copy it and paste it in a notepad or wherever they would prefer and they rewrite it. Simple as that. Yet, there’s really no way this content can be 100% original. If the rewriter does rewrite 100% of the material, they might as well have spent that time writing something of their own.
Spammers will always find new and creative ways to fool search engines, as long as search engines are powered by computers. As long as man builds the system – man can break the system, or so they say. What I find interesting is, why would anyone want to spend an hour or so rewriting someone else hard earned work, when they can spend the same amount of time, creating their very own as great aren’t appealing content. I understand that some of you of writers as some of you others – yet that does”t make room for cheating. I suppose no matter what I say or do – thieves will always swarm the web and spammers will always spam.
There have been a couple of different WordPress plugins created that do a fairly good job at protecting what is rightfully yours. I’m not affiliated with, nor do I use these plugins, but I’m sure that some of you will find them useful. Let’s take a look at some of them, shall we?