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Farmboy, yes. Started with Adsense in June 2005. Crossed the $3000.00 mark in Oct 2007, but couldn't get to $4000.00, no matter how hard I worked. By then many people have copied my entire site, usually without making any changes whatsoever. I really don't mind if somebody copies one or two articles, but that's too much… When I hit $1800.00 I found one person who has already copied half of my site on five or six of his sites. That's when I declared war -- it took 2 days to have his sites removed and another 2 weeks to have all the other copy-cat sites removed. Traffic slowly picked up…. According to Alexa my site's traffic rank is now close to 100,000.
Am I right assuming that your 4000 don't come from Google AdSense (at least not exclusively)?
All $4300+ is from Adsense only and $450 of the total is from one page only. It is the first page where I put Adsense on in June 2005, as a test. If I had put it on any other page I would probably not be posting here today.
You've just alerted me to something though - I guess I wasn't paying attention in class again, but it looks like someone has been copying my pages, almost without changing a thing.
How does one go about getting this removed? (sorry if this is a bit off topic but it looks as if you folk have some real experience in this area)
Then contact the copy-cat (if you can find an address for him or her), give him a few days to remove and if he doesn't then contact his service provider.
Do yourself a favor and study the copyright laws. I had to when somebody infringed the copyright of my company's product. Received $215,000+ in damages, plus monthly royalties for as long they operate. The law is on your side but must know it.
Wow, I'm impressed. Since 2005, I have built two extensive websites full with useful and unique content; they attract some 1500 visits a day, which will probably increase in the next months to over 2000. I make a fraction of you with google adsense and have thought about other means to commercialise them. I get a feeling that there is something that I do fundamentally wrong.
May I ask how many visitors your attract or what your CTR is?