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Hacked Sites are using my post to rank for a Windows 7 Scam

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by loulisk, Apr 25, 2016.

  1. loulisk

    loulisk Newbie

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    Hi,

    I have created a post on downloading Windows 7 on my website PCsteps. However, multiple hacked sites are using my exact post to rank for a Windows 7 product key scam.

    For example, by searching - "download windows 7" pcsteps - my post doesn't show at all in the search results, but the hacked site's post shows, with my text.

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    Clicking on this result leads to a scam site.
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    Selecting the cached version from the Google search results, it clearly shows that they have copied my original post.

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    Why can't Google realize which post is the original and which is used on the hacked sites, and only my post is penalized by being removed from the search results, but the scammers appear correctly?

    My hosting and I have done multiple scans on my website, and there is no sign whatsoever that it has been hacked or contains malware. I am using the latest Wordpress version 4.5.0 and all the plugins are up to date.

    I have tried disavowing the above websites in Google Search Console, but it hasn't helped at all.

    Can anybody help with the Issue? Or at least bring me in contact with someone from Google who can help? It's not fair for the hacked sites to rank, and my legitimate site to be penalized.

    Thank you

    Angelos Kyritsis
     
  2. blackbeans

    blackbeans Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    If I were you, I would just report all those scraped pages Google.

    Google knocks out tons of pages every single day.

    I'm sure it wouldn't hesitate to add your reported pages to their roster.

    That's the quickest way to solve the problem.

    You should then create a new version of your page.
     
  3. loulisk

    loulisk Newbie

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    Thank you, Blackbeans. Do you have a URL where I can report this kind of stuff? I tried the DMCA-Notice page, but it's not the correct one for this kind of report.

     
  4. Ambitious12

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    Not to worry too much dude,you can easily create a new page,This is common for Google.