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Hijacked site and then cloaking

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by GIBBY, Jan 5, 2017.

  1. GIBBY

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    Hi,I look after a site that has been scraped and content been put on a hijacked site,then cloaking the site through google then redirecting traffic to another site in china.
    Is there a way to stop this?
    Thanks
     
  2. lion1978

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    It depends on a lot of things, you can try to send dmca complaint to the hosting company.

    also if the site is autoscraping you should implement cannonical tag, it wont stop anything but at least then it wont hurt your rankings
     
  3. GIBBY

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    Thanks.

    We've tried the DMCA route but as the hijacked sites are only creating and serving the copied pages when the site is crawled, there isn't actually any copied pages stored on the server, so the DMCA is denied.

    The hijacked sites are copying the cannonical tags as well, so somewhere Google is managing to get confused on the original owner of the site and we are definitely losing rankings.

    No idea what else we can really do. Any ideas?
     
  4. RayBay

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    Did you try to contact the owner of hijacked site?
     
  5. GIBBY

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    Yeah, but the majority of the time the sites are barely used sites and I'm not even sure that the contact info/owner on who.is even a still used email address.
     
  6. Sam Green

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    was your plan for the scaper to copy the cannonical tag pointing back to the original site? Cause apparently the cannocical tag cant be cross domain (https://moz.com/blog/canonical-url-...t-advancement-in-seo-practices-since-sitemaps)

     
  7. lion1978

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    Yes that is the plan, I wouldn't trust that article to much, if you look at it's timestamp it is from February 13th, 2009, and a lot has changed since then at least acording to google canonical tags is also cross domains https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/139066?hl=en
     
  8. DzED1

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    Try to contact owner
     
  9. The Data Scientist

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    Do you really think autoscraping tools can't replace html code?
     
  10. Sam Green

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    meh.. it was worth a shot. I had no idea about canonical tags until this post... maybe the programmer didnt know either.
     
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    That's true but unlikely imo. People who use autoscraping tools are scaling their game up. They prepare.
     
  12. GIBBY

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    Thanks your right.Is there anyway to stop the autoscraping?
     
  13. lion1978

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    No offcourse html code can be replaced, but a lot of scrapers aren't doing it, either becouse they don't know how to or are too lazy.

    You can try this
    Code:
    <script type='text/javascript'>
    var isCtrl = false;
    document.onkeyup=function(e)
    {
    if(e.which == 17)
    isCtrl=false;
    }
    document.onkeydown=function(e)
    {
    if(e.which == 123)
    isCtrl=true;
    if (((e.which == 85) || (e.which == 65) || (e.which == 88) || (e.which == 67) || (e.which == 86) || (e.which == 2) || (e.which == 3) || (e.which == 123) || (e.which == 83)) && isCtrl == true)
    {
    alert('This is Function Disabled');
    return false;
    }
    }
    // right click code
    var isNS = (navigator.appName == "Netscape") ? 1 : 0;
    if(navigator.appName == "Netscape") document.captureEvents(Event.MOUSEDOWN||Event.MOUSEUP);
    function mischandler(){
        alert('This is Function Disabled');
    return false;
    }
    function mousehandler(e){
    var myevent = (isNS) ? e : event;
    var eventbutton = (isNS) ? myevent.which : myevent.button;
    if((eventbutton==2)||(eventbutton==3)) return false;
    }
    document.oncontextmenu = mischandler;
    document.onmousedown = mousehandler;
    document.onmouseup = mousehandler;
    //select content code disable  alok goyal
    function killCopy(e){
    return false
    }
    function reEnable(){
    return true
    }
    document.onselectstart=new Function ("return false")
    if (window.sidebar){
    document.onmousedown=killCopy
    document.onclick=reEnable
    }
    </script>