No, it's not because of something we did.
AAARRRRGGGH! My blog has been pirated and content is appearing on another blog, WITHOUT PERMISSION. Not only are they stealing my content, photos, etc., but they are neither attributing it to me nor are they linking back to me. I'm furious!
They obviously aren't true dog-bloggers. Everybody we've met through Dogs With Blogs (www.dogswithblogs.com.au) or ChazHounds (www.chazhounds.com) or My-Dog-Blog (www.my-dog-blog.com) is ethical and post LINKS or request permission to post stuff from my blog.
A quick scan of their tag links on their site showed 16 of my posts - copied word for word - stating it was posted by TAPhillips, with no other attribution or any reference to my blog, address or email. These guys are nothing more than content aggregators, who steal content from other people's blogs and web sites for the sole purpose of deceiving Google AdSense into believing their blog has more traffic than it does. Argh!
I do NOT want to drive more traffic to their site, so here is the offending site address (disabled link): www.prettypawsstylin.com
I've contacted Google Adsense, Blogger, Wordpress (his blog software) and GoDaddy.com (his domain seller) and the blog owner (There is no contact page on his blog... so I had to get the info from whois.com). Let's see if I get any response from any of them.
See? She's livid... so I gotta be quick. We're off to Dog Pad today cuz dogmom says she's off to Milwaukee for cousin Maria and Joern's wedding. Good riddance if you ask me. Hope she's in a better mood when she gets back!
Oh yeah, and the dogmom said that we gotta thank Jason (at www.siteproplus.com) and JuJu (http://jayapurrs.blogspot.com/2007/08/content-theft.html) for bringing the piracy to our attention... and thanks to Tosca's mom (www.mypuppytosca.blogspot.com) for advising her about what to do exactly to try to stop it!