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so i searched for "compare apache openoffice and microsoft office".

first result was a tech soup article from 2016 https://www.techsoup.org/support/articles-and-how-tos/ms-office-vs-openoffice

second result was an idealware article from 2013 https://www.idealware.org/comparing-microsoft-office-open-source-alternatives/

its pretty clear that the 2016 article was a copy of the 2013 article and enhanced slightly (i didnt read end to end, but i checked various spots in the articles)

 

i have seen this many times in other searches when looking for particular info, like how to take care of rabbits or whatever.

i know people steal content, but how prevalent is it? is like everybody doing it? if the 2016 author isnt the same guy that wrote the 2013 article, why doesnt 2013 guy come after 2016 guy?

is this techsoup site a pretty mainstream site? they dont check out articles? they just trust their writers? or they dont care?

no real urgency here, just thinking out loud really, but maybe i learn something from somebody

 

 

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It's pretty common. Hell, isn't it what Brian's Skyscraper Technique that everyone gets all excited for is all about?

  1. Find good performing content in the SERPs.
  2. Make something similar.
  3. Profit.

I found this one yesterday doing some research on Let's Encrypt.

https://searchengineland.com/http-https-seos-guide-securing-website-246940

Go the heading "Why move to HTTPS?"

They took that straight from Google.

Then go to this article at Search Engine Journal.

Go to the heading "What is HTTPS?"

They reworded the descriptions a little bit and changed the order of the list to make it less obvious or something.

The TL;DR version is yes it happens all over the place.

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thanks guys

i didnt even notice the "Idealware is a small nonprofit that helps other nonprofits make smart decisions about software. For more information, visit Idealware's website."

originally i was looking for a specific piece of info, so i was skimming, then i saw the other site and notice duplicate text. and looking now more closely at the idealware article, it says at the end "Thanks to TechSoup for the financial support to research and write this article."

 

how did you get that 'about the authors' info to show?

 

 

 

 

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18 minutes ago, gnojham said:

how did you get that 'about the authors' info to show?

 

It's an old 2013 web page indexed by Wayback. The version you see today for the same techsoup URL has been updated, probably multiple times over the years. The Wayback link is in my last post.

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5 hours ago, yukon said:

 

It's an old 2013 web page indexed by Wayback. The version you see today for the same techsoup URL has been updated, probably multiple times over the years. The Wayback link is in my last post.

yeah, i realize it was wayback. i looked at the link, didnt see the author stuff. didnt even look like the same page. i assume you copied from the top of the page. lol. i see now you copied from down toward the bottom. ADD for the win.

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8 hours ago, Wirenut said:

I'm copying all your posts from this thread right now and posting it on my blog!

 

You should air your own grievances.

#festivus-for-the-rest-of-us

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18 hours ago, Wirenut said:

I'm copying all your posts from this thread right now and posting it on my blog!

Too late. I already took it, ran it through The Best Spinner, made sure Copyscape said it was all unique, and blasted it to 8,463 article directories and Web 2.0 sites. I'm winning.

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