I created a website almost 10 years ago for my family’s vacation home in Bend, Oregon. I spent hours teaching myself how to design it, upload photos, even writing the copy.
I was proud of the restaurant reviews that I listed, and it helped the site jump in search rankings.
A couple of years ago, I noticed that a Bend real estate company copied my reviews on their site (I won’t link to them for obvious reasons, but it was Bend-Sty-Uhl Real Estate), yet adding their names as the author of the reviews. I was furious, and ended up sending them an email telling them that plagiarism was not-so-stylish. Eventually, they changed the reviews and went along their merry, house-selling way.
Now, I find a site that copied our site WORD FOR FREAKING WORD, and not just the restaurants, but the golf reviews as well! Hours and hours of research to put it all in a comprehensive page, and this numbskull just rips it all off.
I am officially fuming mad.
What should I do (besides flood his email with spam)?