Thank you for this helpful response, Tim. It's so frustrating, isn't it? I've contacted the website host re: removal, contacted Udemy. I'll need to republish the courses to report the infringement through Udemy's reporting process as well, and then yes, I'll report to Bing and Google. I've had similar issues on my blog with content scraping. It's such a hassle, honestly. And this piracy site, it seems to be almost exclusively Udemy courses. Such a joke. I really do agree that Udemy could be more rigorous in not allowing anonymous sign-ups. As for continuing with Udemy, I'm not sure at this point. I also use Teachable, which I love, and have never had issues with. But it's about helping people, right. And Udemy is a great platform with which to expand your reach and help more people. I will think on the drip content idea, etc. Thank you again! Sabrina
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@TimMacLachlan My opinion: You should DEFINITELY create some free coupons and distribute to your network. You shouldn't say, "Here's my course for free in return for a positive review." But you CAN say, "Here's my course for free. Please leave a rating and review to help me create the best courses possible, and message me with any suggestions you may have." You are right - it is critical to get those early ratings in order to gain traction. You're on the right track. Consider Udemy's course creation course if you haven't taken it already. It covers some of this. Here's more details for how to, and how NOT to, ask for reviews: https://support.udemy.com/hc/en-us/articles/360007512653-Rules-Against-Manipulating-or-Influencing-the-Review-System Good luck!!!
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