Plagiarism at Lightspeed

Ian Lurie

I did my post ranking internet marketing tools about 2 hours ago.

A few minutes ago, I found this:

stolen plagiarism

Wow. Awe-inspiring. Plagiarism at light speed.

I have no problem with people linking, summarizing, using my stuff, etc.. If they ask first.

Ian Lurie

Ian Lurie is founder of Portent. He's been a digital marketer since the days of AOL and Compuserve (25 years, if you're counting). Ian's recorded training for, writes regularly for the Portent Blog and has been published on AllThingsD, Smashing Magazine, and TechCrunch. Ian speaks at conferences around the world, including SearchLove, MozCon, Seattle Interactive Conference and ad:Tech. He has published several books about business and marketing: One Trick Ponies Get Shot, available on Kindle, The Web Marketing All-In-One Desk Reference for Dummies, and Conversation Marketing. Ian is now an independent consultant and continues to work with the Portent team- training the agency group on all things digital. You can find him at

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  1. Wow… that was fast.. only 2 hours. Pretty scummy to just lift your post like that. Didn’t even attribute it to you. Did he hotlink the image too? :-/

  2. Yah this site has splog written all over it. They’ve got a bot or something, or they’re just grabbing my RSS feed and using that.

  3. Yep, this is a big internet trend. Basically it’s just a bot that scrapes your posts and republishes them on a wordpress blog either to try and get ad revenue from your keywords and hits or to… well I dunno. It happens to me a lot, and there are numerous blogs that just republish rss from game blogs.

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