YOUR Goodreads Reviews are Promoting PORN and BOOK PIRACY

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Goodreads makes money by sharing your reviews, whether you have this box checked or not. [You can find it under ‘Settings’ under ‘edit your profile’.]

As you can see my box is unticked and has been this way for a few months.

I thought my reviews were just being used to sell books.


I was wrong.


Clicking on the Bullet link takes me to this page:


Clicking that link takes me to…

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…a book PIRACY website.

I am now associated with illegal activities. But I’m not alone in suffering this kind of indignity.

Petra’s reviews are advertising PORN.

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Here’s a screenshot of the cached porn page:


Goodreaders, you have been warned. I’d advise GR members to check how and where their reviews are being used.

A Google Advanced Search produced 1,940 results for me which doesn’t include my blog and my Goodreads and BookLikes accounts.

If you find anything suspicious, feel free to protest in this Goodreads Feedback thread.

Good luck to you all.

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14 thoughts on “YOUR Goodreads Reviews are Promoting PORN and BOOK PIRACY

    1. I wish you the best of luck. I had no idea something like this could happen when doing something as innocent as writing a review. It’s mind boggling.

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    1. Unfortunately, unticking that box doesn’t always guarantee that your reviews won’t be shared with other websites. I wish it did.

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