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Someone out there likes me! Well, enough to scrape my content. Beware of

This post doesn’t have much to do with Egyptian Hieroglyphs, but it makes for an interesting story.

On a whim, I decided to check out Google’s Webmaster Tools. I don’t use the tools as often as I should, but I was interested in seeing who was linking to the site. One page stood out.


Content Scrape 1 List of the pages from my site that this site linked to.


This website linked to each of my lessons. Nothing particularly strange about that, but I decided to investigate.

I clicked the link to check out the site, but I found the page unavailable. A slight annoyance, but nothing big. I just had to use Google’s cached version. After opening the cached version, I found that the site copied a significant portion of my website. Not just a sentence here, a phrase there, but blatant, word-for-word copying. Here are a couple of screenshots from the cached version of the site:

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The Top 5 Reasons Why I Made

Alec excavating in EgyptThe site has been up and running for about a week now. I’m surprised at seeing this amount of traffic so early, but it’s nice.

So I thought, rather than writing about something related to ancient Egypt, I’d share a little bit about myself and why I began this project.


In the middle of my undergrad, I transferred to a school that offered courses in Middle Egyptian, Late Egyptian, Demotic, and Coptic in order to pursue a degree in Egyptology. I felt the current track I was on wasn’t leading the direction I wanted, so I decided to make the leap.

It was one of the best decisions I ever made.

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