As you all know, I have in the past been very happy to help any new or established VA’s in any way that I can and have been happy to meet or hold telephone consultations (free of charge)
Unfortunately, some of these people have recently been ‘borrowing’ content (in one case almost all) from my website. Whilst they may feel that they will ‘in time’ update it please note that if a website is ‘live’ and viewable over the internet and you are not using original content then you have plagiarised - ie: stolen - from somebody else.
In order to keep tabs I have recently set up the following procedure that will be put into place whenever I am contacted about setting up and running a VA businesss:
I will immediately check my website using copyscape.com/
I will immediately set up a ‘google alert’ for the person, company name and website of the enquirer
I also check my website regularly using copyscape (as above)
If I find I have been plagiarised I will contact the person and ask them to remove the copy. If this is not forthcoming I WILL take further action - obviously I’m not going to give full details here, but rest assured, it will be done!
If anyone has any other suggestions I would be very, very grateful… I’m extremely frustrated at the moment.