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Another site is mirroring my content

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by TJnoodles, Jun 6, 2014.

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  1. TJnoodles

    TJnoodles Registered Member

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    Another site is mirroring my content as a subdomain.

    Should this be stopped in htaccess? Can someone tell me how to redirect it to a addy of my choice?
    thanks for any help.
     
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    make a dmca request to their host first.
     
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  3. DaringHost

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    I would suggestion submitting a DMCA/complaint to the web hosting provider who is hosting the web site that is mirroring your content.

    Is the web site hot linking the images on your website? If so, you can add the following code to your .htaccess file: kb.mediatemple.net/questions/1694/Prevent+hotlinking+with+a+.htaccess+file#gs
     
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    Mirror his site too:sand_play
     
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    TJnoodles Registered Member

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    thanks,
    Started reading up on DMCA, this is a Eu site. Do Eu companies respect this law?
     
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    You really have 3 choices.

    1. Do nothing
    2. Try to resolve yourself
    3. DMCA request (an absolute pain in the ass).

    1. Do nothing
    Duplicate content is a common problem especially on shopping cart sites, new syndication, etc, etc. In my experience as long as i am first to post up my content and google knows about it i am generally safe from any duplication.

    2. Try to resolve it yourself
    Email the infringing party with professionalism and advise them you are aware of what they are doing and you have filed a DMCA request. Basically you want to try any means to scare them off and let them know once it reaches a DMCA request their web page will be affected significantly. The best way to resolve it is if they take manual steps to resolve the issue and get back to you.

    3. DMCA request
    an absolute pain in the ass but its there if you can't resolve it yourself.
     
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    ugarte Junior Member

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    As a first step use the copyright removal page in webmaster tools.

    Where is the site hosted? A lot of foreign sites are hosted in the US.
     
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    Is the mirroring of content affecting your rankings and/or traffic? If not, don't waste time imho. Focus on building up the site more or building quality links as content dupers will never have what you have: better knowledge about topic, being the first to post the content and having better domain authority than their silly subdomains (assuming yours is superior).
     
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  9. TJnoodles

    TJnoodles Registered Member

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    Thanks for your support guys.

    Ok, been digging, this is an 1Pv6 tunnel, I never heard of it before.
    I'm guessing google knows what it is and won't penalize me, should I try and get it removed or not bother.
     
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    This happened to me before. I just looked up the websites IP address and blocked it in .htaccess. problem was solved. I still don't know how they were doing it, but I was using IP board software and a bunch of IP boards were being mirrored there.

    you could jump though the hoops of DCMA and all that stuff... but its easy to buy another domain and do it again.
     
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    ZennoBlaster Senior Member

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    Might get lucky by checking the whois info. Then hire the cheapest hitman from Craigslist, and put an end to it!
     
  12. thunderhd

    thunderhd Newbie

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    may be His Using Robots .
    in Google Webmaster Tool Goto robots.txt section add this
    And Create a robots.txt file ww.yoursite.com/robots.txt
    put again them in that txt file

    Your enemy site will vanish
     
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    Mirroring websites is extremely easy - is this all being done from one IP?

    If it is either:

    1. Drop the IP from your server using IPTables or
    2. Block / Redirect using htaccess

    #1 will mean less resources are being used on your web server as the IP is dumped, #2 will let the other server connect, try to do what it wants and then you redirect it (although with #2 you could have a lot of fun!)

    You mention a IPv6 tunnel - does this mean its connecting to IPv6 on your server? If it is, and you are not using IPv6, then disable it on your server (if you can, not sure what setup you have - shared, VPS, something else)

    Have fun!
     
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    he shouldn't be receiving much traffic anyway since he probably just has duplicate content..
     
  16. TJnoodles

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    great list, thanks thunderhd

    I have a vps, I will see if ipv6 is mentioned anywhere.

    besides this, I have found a couple of pages with hidden links to my site.
    whoever did this has several domains on the same hosting. A couple of fake sites that probably violate their google advertising.
     
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    Ive just found out recently that a competitor also copied my contents word by word. Even the bolded, italicized and linked words are the same.

    We are both on page 1. Me at #3 and him at #10.

    I sent a dmca takedown notice to his registrar and hosting provider few hours ago. Let's see what happens.
     
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    If its not effecting your rankings than i wouldn't worry about it. People do this to me all the time. I consider it praise. DMCAing it can be difficult but it may be your only choice.