BeeBeeOnline.com changes in directory page

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I received several emails and a phonecall from the above online directory (name slightly changed to hinder spiders).  First thing that makes me a little upset is that the email reminds us that duplicate content is not helpful for SEO.  Then, after the email says the directory staff has redone my listing.  Well, in spite of me re-doing my website wording within the past year, these guys have scraped virtually every page verbatim from my website.  The gal I spoke with said to me, "Oh, don't worry, we only do that when you renew your listing" (Which I assume is annually) surprise

If that isn't bad enough, there is now a tab on the listing called "BLOG".  What shows up is some sort of feed from Wordpress, I guess perhaps "freshly pressed" or some such thing.  What shows up is "Was the Irish Famine Genocide", "Parenting Politics...Not in My House",  and "Time to Come Out", none of which have the least to do about innkeeping, and all with a political agenda.angry

She promised that the BLOG tab will be gone today, and I promised her that I wouldn't be renewing her subscription again.

 

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I bailed from them several years ago and have not looked back.  If they changed my listing without my permission I would be furious even if it was verbatim from my site. 

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am I seeing things or are some old blog posts of MINE on this blog page (bottom RIGHT) both of these were old articles, they had it so screwed up I bailed BeeBee. 

HAS THIS EVER HAPPENED TO YOU?
GENTLEMEN START YOUR ENGINES!

PS the other non B&B ones are gone, I don't see them Innkeep.

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They promised me they'd remove the Blog tab, which they have done.  Of the content I viewed, I saw nothing relating to hospitality, but anyway it's all gone.

I can't imagine that copying content from anyone's real blog instead of dropping a link is good for SEO, though.

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The blog tab I see on my page has the text from my blog posts but none of the photos show up. Just the 'alt text' I put in.

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