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How to stop competitors from rephrasing my content?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by john5170, Aug 10, 2017.

  1. john5170

    john5170 Registered Member

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    I saw this happen in several different niches that I am in, but it is quite annoying and discouraging. I work hard on providing the best content in my niche. I do the research and try to put together the best article. It ranks 1st.

    Then, some competitor pays a writer ($3/hour?) to rephrase (or manually spin) my content and several other top ranking sites. Then they bombard it with links and rank higher than me.

    It is not my entire article that is copied, it is usually several paragraphs from each website that is ranking top in Google, all put together.

    Google only catches word-for-word copies. It is quite unique if you glance at it, but if you read more carefully, you realize it is the same.

    Will DMCA work if I report just a paragraph that was manually spun or copied from me?
    How do you guys deal with it?

    Most annoying part - it will kill my time-on-site and bounce rate if visitors realize that they already read something almost similar.
     
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    yourdady Regular Member

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    Welcome to BHW. They are focusing on the things which makes them rank, you do the same focus on backlinks aswell thats all you can do.
     
  3. thanhclix

    thanhclix Power Member

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    Don't you also copy others' ideas when researching a niche? What they do is also researching then putting the best idea to make good articles. What's the differences between you and your competitors?

    Unless they copy whole paragraph without changing words, then they have problem. Otherwise, it is fine.
     
  4. Topg338

    Topg338 Newbie

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    I used to worry about someone spinning the articles I carefully wrote, until I realized there isn't anything I can do to prevent it.
    And any method you can think of to stop it, there's always gonna be a method to get around it.

    Just try making your content immaculate and you will get rewarded. The leachers will have to settle for your crumbs.
     
  5. ContentWriter

    ContentWriter Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I have the same stance as @Topg338. Just focus on what you do best.
     
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    Samwacgamchy Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    lol what do you mean you write original article? All articles are derivations of someone else's work.
     
  7. john5170

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    By original content - I mean, I do external research, and modify my content to the extent that it is different to the reader.

    What others do - is modify the content to the extent that it is different only to Google, but identical to the reader.

    This discourages me from thinking of creating new unique content and just hiring a writer myself and instructing him to rephrase other people's work. Is that really that easy?
     
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    That's how it is, John. You can only do so much. Instead of chasing them, spend your time and energy developing and improving your product.
    For as long as they are not deliberately copying your work word-for-word, let them be.
     
  9. john5170

    john5170 Registered Member

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    I really wanted to play nice and be fair, but Google's lack of care is forcing me to play dirty and just copy others
     
  10. HoNeYBiRD

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    You can disable right mouse click, ctrl+c, ctrl+a on your pages, so it won't be that easy to copy-paste and spin your content. Other than that you can't really do much, if someone decides to type your articles manually or uses a software, which recognizes writing on pictures (screenshots).
     
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    blogzandstuff Elite Member

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    I use wp content guard plugin, it stops right click, linking to your images etc
     
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    Make a new unique content and with some updated info from the copied one.This will be good
     
  13. Samwacgamchy

    Samwacgamchy Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I think those guard plugins only disable mouse and all. They can still copy through HTML source. Please correct me if I am wrong.
     
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    blogzandstuff Elite Member

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    The one I use disables all, it's new to the marketplace, released a couple of days ago
     
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    living2xl Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Disable javascript in browser (tons of browser extensions for this)
    copy at will :)
     
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    blogzandstuff Elite Member

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    Did you buy as an early bird, I got the unlimited site license, what do you think of it?