posted on Sep, 2 2011 @ 08:01 AM
You don't get to be as big as ATS is in the internet world by not doing anything about something like this. Please don't assume they haven't.
For the life of me though, I don't understand why someone would want to C and P something from here onto another site like this, except for SEO
purposes. From time to time, during the course of work, I would need to research a tiopic and I would put in certain keywords in the search bar, and a
thread on this website would be at the top or near the top of the results page. As a website owner, this is what you want, because the nearer to the
top you are, the more hits to your site that you are likely to have.
This other website obviously knows that ATS ranks on page one of the search results page quite often when it comes to certain topics, and this may be
one reason why some posts on here are copied and pasted onto another site. For all of you who are concerned that your posts might be getting ripped
off, my advice is to not use certain words or phrases that are apt to be picked up by the search engines too frequently in your posts.
Whether some of you know it or not, some of your posts are what they call "keyword optimized". I haven't looked into it, but my first thought is that
"9/11", for example, would be a very fertile keyword for other people to harvest and re-plant on their site so as to get further up on the search
page, thereby ensuring them of more hits. So if you thread or post about this subject, don't repeat that "word" too may times and the people who steal
posts from here probably won't steal yours because Google isn't going to pick up on it anyway. On the flipside, doing that isn't going to help ATS in
that regard ether. But it's not THAT important for ATS because they're already the leader in this particular pack. Which is what this other site wants
to be, which is probably wy they're doing this.
Forget about copyrights. When you get to be as big as ATS is, where you rank on a search results page is more important. It would be for me at least.
And copyright infringement is what websites use to put a stop to this. Every post is time stamped, so it's not hard to prove.
edit on 2-9-2011 by Taupin Desciple because: Clarity