Copyscape finds pages that copied yours
Input a URL into Copyscape's online tool and it returns a list of pages containing text from your page. While it doesn't distinguish whether the "offending" page is a directory containing text from your page, my first attempt located a few real offenders. An email, and one has already removed the copied text (apparently put there by the "search engine optimization expert" they'd hired.
Another, my favorite, posted one of our clients' testimonials under another name. I have no idea what these people are thinking: if you can't get good testimonials on your own, just copy those of someone who earned them? One wonders where their sense of pride and self-worth might be. Here's a tip: in your email to the offending infringers, add this:
By the way: http://copyscape.com
This is the Web and one can search for anything. I'd gladly pay Copyscape a monthly or yearly fee to conduct these searches for me, if only they'd offer it. In the meantime, using Copyscape is better than pasting snippets of text into a search engine.
Thanks, hutch. Ah, just noted that Copyscape was mentioned earlier at the cre8asiteforums. Good news travels fast.
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