Today I read about the video game website Pixel Empire and how people were calling them out for stealing review from other people’s content. The site did not handle the situation at all when they put out a lousy statement posted with a picture of a crying baby.
As a person who has written for many different outlets, Pixel Empire’s attitude when they were exposed was sickening. You can’t just tell people to “work harder” to get noticed while you are building an online presence with stolen content. Without that content, your website is nothing. If I were to stole a car from dealership and get caught, I can’t just say “Oh, think of this as free advertisement.”
Hopefully PE learns from their errors and works on making content by writing their own reviews, or hiring someone write them for you.