Muck Rack postings?

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  1. Kenna McHugh profile image89
    Kenna McHughposted 9 months ago

    I did a search looking for an article on a blog I used to write for and came across Muck Rack. The site posted all my articles from my personal blogging site. Have any of you heard of Muck Rack? Is this good, bad, or illegal on their part?  Should I complain?

    1. lobobrandon profile image89
      lobobrandonposted 9 months agoin reply to this

      Never heard of them. But if they copied your stuff without your written permission, that's a reason to file a DMCA.

      1. Kenna McHugh profile image89
        Kenna McHughposted 9 months agoin reply to this

        Okay. Thanks. It looks like the articles were captured from my Twitter account.

        1. lobobrandon profile image89
          lobobrandonposted 9 months agoin reply to this

          I see. Good luck getting them off the internet.

          1. Kenna McHugh profile image89
            Kenna McHughposted 9 months agoin reply to this

            Thanks. Also, they include the link to my website, so does that change the DMCA?

            1. lobobrandon profile image89
              lobobrandonposted 9 months agoin reply to this

              Nope, it does not as far as I know. Copied without permission is the reason for a DMCA if I'm not wrong.

              1. Kenna McHugh profile image89
                Kenna McHughposted 9 months agoin reply to this

                Okay. I will let you know what happens.

                1. lobobrandon profile image89
                  lobobrandonposted 9 months agoin reply to this

                  Cool

                  1. Kenna McHugh profile image89
                    Kenna McHughposted 9 months agoin reply to this

                    I emailed them and ask them to remove my articles, and they did. Here is his letter: What do you think?

                    Hi Kenna,

                    Thanks so much for reaching out and I’m more than happy to help! Our team has already handled this and you’ll now find that your page no longer exists.

                    However, I did want to let you know that there are some free benefits to keeping your Muck Rack page, including:

                    1. An automatically updating portfolio of your work that makes compiling your work in one place simple and fast.
                    2. Increased ability to grow your personal followings on social media platforms via a page that can highlight your coverage, pitching preferences and more.
                    3. Access to the advanced search, email alert and reporting tools to help you find how stories have been covered, monitor news and quantify the impact of your work.

                    Please let me know if you’d like me to recreate your page to make the most of the platform or if you have any questions for me. Otherwise, have a great week.

                    Thanks!
                    Michael

      2. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image98
        TIMETRAVELER2posted 9 months agoin reply to this

        ...unless she removed them from the site before leaving it.  In that case, anybody can take what they like.  However, I do think it would be a good idea to notify the host that someone on their staff is doing this.

        1. Kenna McHugh profile image89
          Kenna McHughposted 9 months agoin reply to this

          I agree. I am taking it for face value and let it go. They took my articles off right away. That says something. It's too bad we have to vigilant, catch this stuff, and get it corrected.

  2. Kenna McHugh profile image89
    Kenna McHughposted 9 months ago

    All in all, thank you for helping with this. It's nice to have someone like you to help with situations like this smile

    1. lobobrandon profile image89
      lobobrandonposted 9 months agoin reply to this

      You're welcome smile

      1. Eurofile profile image98
        Eurofileposted 9 months agoin reply to this

        We are very fortunate to have Lobobrandon around to help out. Only today I was referring to his SEO guide.

        1. lobobrandon profile image89
          lobobrandonposted 9 months agoin reply to this

          cool

  3. Lovelli Fuad profile image95
    Lovelli Fuadposted 9 months ago

    I have a Muck Rack account, but nobody has ever contacted me for any work just based on what I post on my portfolio there.

    Something similar happened to me, Kenna. I found a list of my articles from 2017 posted on Press Rush, a service I do not use. The website just sort of popped up out of nowhere this November. It's too weird.

    1. Kenna McHugh profile image89
      Kenna McHughposted 9 months agoin reply to this

      Lovelli, Same here, the letter, which I posted here, says by allowing them to post my work, I get work. That isn't how it works. Besides, I have plenty of work. smile You can contact Muck Rack via their website contact field and request them to take down your "website" off their platform. They should take it down because they took mine down.

      Interestingly, my website they were capturing articles from was down trending.  Now that they've taken me off their platform, the stats are reverting.

  4. Lovelli Fuad profile image95
    Lovelli Fuadposted 9 months ago

    I understand the process you went through, Kenna. I'll try contacting Press Rush to see if they'd be willing to take down my content from their site. Good to hear that taking down the stolen content off has improved your stats.

    1. Kenna McHugh profile image89
      Kenna McHughposted 9 months agoin reply to this

      Lovelli, My stats are starting to revert which is nice.

 
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