About 6 weeks i put a website online, i wrote a lot of original content without expecting any visitors or adsense revenues the first 3 months, somehow a moderator from a well known website in the same niche liked one of my articles and shared it so i got 14k visitors the next 2 days. Yesterday i said: what if someone copied my content to his website? so i checked Google and indeed i found the exact article on 5 sites . So i picked the first one and checked all posts one by one, none of them are originals, not even spinned, he simply copy/paste from famous websites and seems not giving a damn about copyright issues, he's doing this since 8 months when his shit went live, and guess what... he's getting 5k visitors daily and about 45$ according to hypestat. I also checked the other websites and they seem to be performing well in terms of attracting traffic, although some of them look awful to the eye. Not to mention that this situation is making me see black chickens dancing around my head, i'm starting to wonder that maybe copying content isn't that bad after all, maybe the easy way will give me better results. All i need is Google's love, and Google appears to be tolerant with stealing content.