It’s plagiarism day!
Ian Lurie Aug 16 2010
I love people who steal my stuff. Sometimes, I can’t think of any clever blogging ideas. So I go to Google, do a quick search and wham, some idiot not only stole my article but also hotlinked directly to my images.
So, I use my handy anti-plagiarism 3-step process and replace an image or two, and voila! Instant entertainment:
The butthole, in this case, is apparently some guy named Dave Sweeting, or someone pretending to be Dave Sweeting (giving him benefit of the doubt).
Now, I figure they posted this article and said “Hey, Ian will contact me first. In the mean time, I can try to get a little SEO juice and maybe sell a few PPC clicks.”
HAHAHAHA surprise, motherf—er!!!! Next time I’ll get your crappy ripoff site shut down. How’d that be?
PS: He stole several other articles from me, as well as at least one piece from SEOMOZ, Problogger and Matt Cutts (which really takes some chutzpah). Matt, you gonna keep this site in the index?
Plagiarist #2 is up for outting in a few minutes, so stick around…
Ian Lurie is CEO and founder of Portent Inc. He's recorded training for Lynda.com, writes regularly for the Portent Blog and has been published on AllThingsD, Forbes.com and TechCrunch. Ian speaks at conferences around the world, including SearchLove, MozCon, SIC and ad:Tech. Follow him on Twitter at portentint. He also just published a book about strategy for services businesses: One Trick Ponies Get Shot, available on Kindle. Read More