Thursday, January 8, 2015

My blog posts have been copied by another Google blogger. How can I report this?

I was quite surprised one day to find that this blog had been largely copied. The posts copied to create another blog for the purposes of spam and redirecting people to other sites, which may or not have been for malicious purposes. At a minimum the sites were generating income using Google's own Adsense service and most likely ripping Google off.

Google support I've found generally to be terrible since it is not possible to make contact with them directly and you need to go through the often substandard help forums. I initially put a request on the help forum and got a response which I appreciated, but didn't feel the approach would help. I continued to investigate.

I found the following page ( and submitted the request. Google does not want spammers and scammers using their service, but I was surprised to see how quickly they can respond. The offending blog was removed very quickly.

If you find you're in the same situation as I was, then give the above page a go.

Kelvin Eldridge
Call 0415 910 703 for IT support.