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Found a site that copied my content and put a spin on the words. What do I do?

Discussion in 'Associated Content & Writing Articles' started by Corydoras007, Sep 30, 2012.

  1. Corydoras007

    Corydoras007 Regular Member

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    Hello, I was ranking number one for a while but dropped a couple of slots. No big deal I thought because the Big G ranks us fairly (so I thought!), but after checking out the content of the number one ranking link just out of interest, I realized the content was copied off of my site. The thing that bothers me is that you can tell "they" spun the words around to make it look different but the writing style, and other stuff are still there. I'm quote "they" because the site looks like a business. How do I proceed towards this situation. Thanks.
     
  2. SEOLair

    SEOLair Regular Member

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    The only thing you can do is have a lawyer send then an email/letter. Other than that, there isn't much you can do unfortunately.
     
  3. drogon

    drogon Elite Member Premium Member

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    Check www.copyscape.com to see if the content is unique. If it comes up as unique but it is easy to see that the content was copied from your site then you can take DMCA action against them (G00gle it) or you could start by emailing them and ask they remove the content. If they do not then go the DMCA route.
     
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  4. Corydoras007

    Corydoras007 Regular Member

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    Hello, Thanks for the quick responses! Totally appreciate it. Yeah I ran a copyscape but didn't find jack. I think its the way my site is compare to theirs. My page has over 500 words of unique content that leads to a key segment of the article. What they did was they took just the key segment from my page and spun some of the words. I will be emailing them. If anyone has any suggestions, I'm all ears. I appreciate your time on this matter guys!
     
  5. WizGizmo

    WizGizmo Super Moderator Staff Member Premium Member

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    @Corydoras007:

    What you are talking about is Copyrighting - Not Copywriting. They are
    two different things. Copyrighting is about protecting proprietary property
    like articles, books, etc. Copywriting is the art and science of writing
    pieces of text designed to convince people to buy whatever it is that
    you are selling.

    "Wiz"


    Therefore, I have moved this thread to a more appropriate section.
     
  6. owlfowl

    owlfowl Registered Member

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    If your site is copyrighted you can claim, otherwise there is no proof who is the actual writer of the topic. So anyone can claim those articles.
     
  7. almir

    almir Power Member

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    I always find threads like this bizarre on a forum where content "2jacking" and spinning is rightfully discussed to death.
     
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  8. ezines

    ezines Power Member

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    Just a suggestion... what about a DMCA.com pro subscription? They have this takedown process, and for pro subscribers it allows a DIY takedown.

    Anyone have tried it?
     
  9. StubsKing

    StubsKing Newbie

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    Contact the admin on the site you found it on and say you will sue for copyright.
     
  10. racyc

    racyc Newbie

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    Isn't there a way to report this to google for them to do a manual review?
     
  11. Techxan

    Techxan Elite Member

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    You can't do jack. That one segment didn't outrank you, something else they did did. If they paraphrased what you wrote, it isn't what you wrote, and they can use it all they want.

    Another thing, publishing something on the web under a copyright statement does not secure a copyright anymore. (well not in the US anyway). You have to protect your intellectual property specifically.
     
  12. private parts

    private parts Newbie

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    i recommend adding the script from Tynt publisher tools to your website.
    Every time someone copy-pastes something from your website , a link to the original content on your website is added.

    furthermore, i don't believe they outranked you because they 'stole' your content.

    best of luck!
     
  13. abidpasha

    abidpasha Newbie

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    I was in the same situation once...I tried everything possible.. I disabled content selecting on my website, right clicks... started posting content on daily, on an exact 6 am time.... for 3 weeks i was on this exact routine but still it was no use as that guy was visiting my website many times in a day and Google was crawling his website before mine :(

    What I did then... I know that if my article is crawled and is started showing up in search results and no one copied it for a week or two, i'll be on top on the exact title keywords... but how to hide my new posts from that copycat before Google crawls?

    Well, after giving much thought, wasted so many articles, I changed my wordpress blog's main page from recent posts to static page.. I showed some posts there and category names... it was looking very bad, but it was a success... They weren't able to find my new articles in 15 categories :)

    They still can do that.. if they subscribe to to my site google will email them any thing newly crawled in my website... but still that will be late :)

    Hope this helps.
     
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  14. OldLord

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    A friend of mine had this problem, with one site jacking his content every time he wrote a new post. In the end he wrote an article talking about them in less than flattering terms and, after they posted that article, they realised he was on to them and they stopped and took all stolen content down. You could try something like that, although I guess a sternly worded email to the site owner would also help.