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Cloning websites

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by waterworks, Jul 15, 2017.

  1. waterworks

    waterworks Registered Member

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    Misteriozi's post on someone cloning his website got me wondering what exactly constitutes a cloned website and is enough to get you delisted, or in trouble with your webhost?

    Obviously same code, same look, same content would be a cloned website.

    What if you have ...
    1. same look, same content, different coding?
    2. same look, different content, same coding? (this must happen a lot with pre-built WP themes)
    If you don't own the content on your own money maker website, then anyone can just clone your website without problems and try to do the same thing, right?
     
  2. kboxer7

    kboxer7 Senior Member

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    Same look, feel and colors is legally fine so long as the coding is yours and the text, images and branding are yours.
     
  3. waterworks

    waterworks Registered Member

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    Thanks. Then I should be good to go with several I'm building. I stumbled upon some really popular, super simple websites, so I decided to go after that particular niche. I took the same look/feel because obviously it works, but coded from scratch and added a few features as well. Side-by-side at initial glance, someone would think their site and mine are owned by the same person.