After my conversation with Sujay, Amar Sontakke has taken down all copied content....Thanks Sujay :-)
I would like to extend my thanks to all folks who contributed and helped me to spread words about this issue. It was just an small incident, but I'll keep continue educate people on how serious plagiarism & content scrapping is. We have to create a better World!"
An Open Letter to Mr. Amar Sontakke "So Called" SEO Professional a Content Scrapper from Pune, India with just 9-10 months SEO experience with no existence or evidence of his SEO work ever before 2010
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This article is not all by any means intend to hurt any individual's sentiments or discourage them morally, personally or professionally. I thought it would be worth sharing because many of you have also faced such situation in your professional life where some anonymous person has stolen, scrapped or copied (basically Content Theives) your work or taken credit to work/content which you Originally Own.
For the first time I am writing some offbeat blog article, it's my request to all of my reader's to hold your breath and read this classic article till end! You must be wondering why I decided to blog about such a small issue which is not a small one instead we need to spread and educate people not to get involved in Content Scraping.
I don't wanted to waste my own and my reader's time, but since I knew there are many Online Marketer & SEO Professionals across the country who religiously follow and read my blog, it will be worth sharing my latest experience with you all. I have been victim of such nuisance many time's before where people steal, copy, scrap my resume, my work and showed to world as they own it (I knew how to deal with all such Content Scrapper's & Content Theives).
All these 8 years of my journey in SEO industry I came across many SEO's who has copied my blog articles, crunchbase profile's details, presentations & my detailed online resume content without my consent or written permission. I had encountered with this many time's and had a long battle with them in a professional way to compel them remove online properties (content) owned by me and don't to display up my work under their name. I knew Google is their for all such theives...still it hurt's when some sneaky people does this knowingly or unknowingly.
Today one more name added to this list and this time the gentlemen is Mr Amar Sontakke (Gentelmen???), you must be wondering now what's the issue?...The issue or rather I would say the problem is that Mr. Amar Sontakke has stolen my Linkedin Profile Summary, showing the exact same under his Linkedin Profile. Screenshot's below, you can compare linkedin profile of mine ie.Afzal Khan and the So Called SEO Gentlemen Amar Sontakke All what he has copied is highlighted....My Linkedin Profile has got Google PR 2 while his profile PR is Zero which itself tell's the whole story of who's content is original, genuine and older.
My Linkedin Profile:-
Interesting Facebook Message Conversation
Subject: Linkedin Copied Content
Awesome...he has lot of work to do and don't want to mess with people like me...on top he has warned me not to apply same trick with his new profile....have I scraped content from his profile?, he claims himself as an SEO, doesn't he know about SEO best practice or aren't he has been taught not to plagraism....I can laugh only :-)...I think he is real dumb...Moron and I decided not to respond him who doesn't have any professional ethics so ever. Such people exist who always remain involved in doing un-ethical things.
So guys be always ready to encounter with such people who first commit mistakes and on pointing their fault they will never accept it, instead they made you feel like you were the real Culprit.....blah...blah...A simple "SORRY" would have worked, but this gentlement has his own rule's.
Anyways SORRY Dude it was all my fault why I created such an impressive profile summary which made you to use it & my apologies and Big Sorry to share it this with everyone...LoL.!!!
Be carefull with all such content theives, content scrappers & At last my sincere request to all who are entering this Global Online World!... "STOP Stealing Online Content Properties", If you have liked something give credit to original source or take owner's permission before using anything online.
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