Australian State of Victoria is Allegedly Stealing SEO Content

Jun 15, 2007 • 10:15 am | comments (3) by | Filed Under Informational Sites SEO

A Threadwatch thread points to an Australian Search Marketing website that is seemingly indexing content from many SEO/SEM informational websites.

Todd Mintz, who discovered this, says that this site is creating confusion as Google is indexing the content as if it's located on this website rather than the original sources (Search Engine Watch, Search Engine Land, etc.):

But, this isn't a passive directory that's passing high PR links to us...they are allowing my / our stories to be indexed in Google as being on their website (my story in question was viewed over 400 times).

I find it a bit curious that a government agency has created a splog-like database directory with little value and no original content. I find it a bit offensive that they are indexing my / our content as theirs. Some of the links redirect automatically to the proper page and some of the links take you to the government site from which you have to click thru to the original story.

What do you suggest should be done?

Forum discussion at Threadwatch.

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