Ok so recently it was brought to my attention that there were some posts on the blog http://www.prepperdays.com that were not linked back properly to the pages where the information was originally hosted. According to my Hosting Admin this is because of RSS (Really Simple Syndication).
As websites and other blogs post their content for Syndication via RSS/FeedBurner/Aggregators or other service, that sometimes HTML and links are often removed from these posts, and that sometimes only pictures remain depending on how the RSS is set up. Many bloggers post their entire website into the RSS feed. When they find another website that has apparently taken all their content and republished it without permission, they are understandably upset.
It doesn’t matter that they posted it in RSS, all they are seeing is that their content is being displayed somewhere else without permission. As I have stated to the few bloggers/sites that have contacted me on this issue, I did not willfully take information or content from their site, http://www.prepperdays.com is user submitted and RSS syndicated and embedded.
As it states in the About section of the blog http://www.prepperdays.com
“As the owner of this blog it is my hopes and attempts to share with everyone information that I find, produce, and post. If you have information that you think would add to the readership of this site please submit it to me”
It also states
“THIS INFORMATION IS COLLECTED FROM AROUND THE WEB AND USER SUBMITTED. IF AN ARTICLE OR INFORMATION IS YOURS PLEASE UNDERSTAND THAT IT IS NOT THE INTENTION OF THIS BLOG OR ITS AUTHOR TO COPYRIGHT INFRINGE UPON ANY PERSONS, IT IS POSTED HERE WITH THE INTENTIONS OF HELPING THE COMMUNITY AS A WHOLE AND PROVIDED FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. IF LINKS OR CONTENT HAS BEEN CHANGED I AM SORRY. IF I PERSONALLY BORROW FROM ANOTHER BLOG OR USE CONTENT I WILL TRY AND REMEMBER TO LINK BACK TO SAID ARTICLE OR WEBSITE.”
Now on to how the blog is set up. http://www.prepperdays.com is set up to access RSS feeds as well as user submitted information. Once this information has been accessed and posted to the PrepperDays.com it automatically publishes these updates to all the social media sites that it is connected to (ie FaceBook, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr, ect).
If there is an article that was originally posted on your page that is now on the blog my Admin and myself would be more than happy to place a link back to your page/post. Please understand that if I or another user have linked to your RSS feed that your information will be displayed on my site and wherever else the RSS feed is embedded. The only way to keep this from happening is to disable RSS and Syndication on your site.
As this effects both readers and Google Indexing and Page Rankings I highly suggest against this.
If you would like to discuss this matter further please feel free to contact me privately email@example.com