Skincare Dupes was launched five years ago and so far, I’ve seen a handful of new sites that have tried to copy my “methodology”, pages on my site (and just slightly rewritten them), or copied an idea or design element (for example, UI or site icons from 2014). I think every good site gets ripped off and I must admit, I got kind of upset about it (see tweet below) recently.
I’m considering shutting down the website. I’ve come across at least 2 sites that have copied text or elements from my site. Skincare dupes aren’t copyrighted but it’s annoying coming across dupes of my site. Get your own ideas, guys.
— Skincare Dupes (@skincaredupes) June 1, 2019
Many of these things were clearly outlined or discussed in a reddit post here, created five years ago. The community has nearly 1 million followers, so of course there would be at least a handful of developers looking for an idea.
All I ask, is that you link back to my site. If you take information, link to the original and give credit.
I do the same thing all over this site, and it takes literally a second.
To the people blatantly ripping off this site: I can see you’re too unoriginal to come up with ideas on your own. That’s okay. This site is one of a dozen or so I’ve created over the years and I’m excited to see more people interested in finding skincare dupes.
I look forward to seeing what else you come up with!