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My content got stolen!! So pissed. Help take revenge?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by trevorhoang, Dec 1, 2011.

  1. trevorhoang

    trevorhoang Power Member

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    I maintain a couponing website and I post 5-10 times a day . I work REALLy hard on my site so when I found my content stolen by someone who only owns a FACEBOOK fan page that has been on for only a month.

    in my niche , there are plenty other bloggers that has been on the game for longer than me and their content has been stolen as well.

    this is their facebook fanpage

    http://www.facebook.com/extemecouponingcanada?sk=wall

    this person stole content from all the couponing blogs and did tons of giveaway by getting their fans to share their posts on their fb wall. In under a month this FB page reached over 21000 fans.

    another fellow blogger already reported this person via fb .

    im soo pissed right now so i am just ranting on BHW.. any suggestions on what i can do , please advise

    thanks
     
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  2. charmol

    charmol Junior Member

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    The person is probably a BHW member, also you have just advertised them to the whole of BHW. The link doesnt seem to work for me though, has it already been removed perhaps ?

    I think all you can do is report it to facebook

    ~|ChaRoN|~
     
  3. bzy39

    bzy39 Regular Member

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    it has already deleted, get redirect to home...
     
  4. trevorhoang

    trevorhoang Power Member

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    http://www.facebook.com/extemecouponingcanada

    try now?

    i can still see the persons fb page
     
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    I don't know how to resolve this when your content has been copied on Facebook.
    But here are some techniques that I use to protect my content on my websites.

    1. Describe Content License
    Define your Creative Common's License - I usually allow the content to be copied on sites without commercials. Also define how would you like to be mentioned if your content is published in a website - mention that you want a real link to the source (because they may not quote you, or place a nofollow link)

    2. Attribute rel="author" in HTML 5

    This is how we are gonna fight with the content thieves in future. This adds a photo of your content. If someone copy your content without adding rel="author" will be penalized from Google. To set up this is easy - simplest way is to add every your article in Google Plus with author's relation. There are options also to set more authors.
    Check the next video.
    Code:
    http://youtu.be/FgFb6Y-UJUI


    3. Use Tynt

    [FONT=&quot]Tynt [/FONT][FONT=&quot]is a service that automatically adds a link to the source that have been copied.

    [/FONT]4. DMCA Notice
    [FONT=&quot]If your content has been stolen and the thief doesn't respond fill a[/FONT][FONT=&quot] DMCA [/FONT][FONT=&quot]notice[/FONT][FONT=&quot]. In less than 24hrs, the stolen content will be deindexed - Works without problems - I've used this more than 50 times till now[/FONT]

    5. Adsense warning
    According the terms, publishers can't post a stolen content on their websites with adsense. Two options here - threat the owner of the website - if doesn't respond, fill a claim.

    Hope that helps a little.

     
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  6. uggoza

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    purewealthinc Regular Member

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    you should login to FB before you can see his Fanpage
     
  8. GreyWolf

    GreyWolf Executive VIP Jr. VIP

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    Having your content stolen is a fairly common occurrence. Most everyone on here has been guilty of doing it themselves to some extent at some time or other. Some people more than others. lol

    Some of my own posts here on bhw, (especially the older ones) can be found on blogs all over the place if you search google for them. Most of them don't even credit me or bhw. That's just how things are sometimes. :rolleyes:

    While I agree that a total cut and paste ripoff can be irritating, you're still not supposed to be outing peoples facebook pages on bhw.
     
  9. oxonbeef

    oxonbeef BANNED BANNED

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    I suggest you remove that link before you are banned.
    Your post has been reported.
     
  10. bulletservice

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    Even after logging in I can't see the fan page. I guess it's already deleted :rolleyes:
     
  11. BreakAllTheClocks

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    Send a DMCA notice via certified mail to their designated agent.

    You can find the address in their faq.
     
  12. dizz

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    This is the internet welcome to it people steal content all the time

    Dizz
     
  13. DamageX

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    Just move on dude. It'll cost you more effort and energy to get even than it would cost you to make more money instead.
     
  14. jacky8

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    Have you right-click disabled your content? Someone I know kept having their content stolen and ended up doing that. Although it wasn't ideal, it still limited the problems they were having. If they're using some automatic copying software, you could also put one post on your site that just says "[Name of thief] is a plagiarising scumbag without a single original thought in their head.".

    In the long run if someone is determined to steal your content it looks like it is practically impossible to stop them finding a way, but you can do things to make it less worth their while. When it stops being easy money for them, they'll get bored and give up.
     
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    what content could have possible been stolen from you? the page you refer to is a blog facebook page that post coupon deals and freebies found all over the web. what website are they stealing content from??
     
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    There's a plugin available that will stop content theft of your site. It's free but I don't remember the name of it off the top of my head.
     
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    Revenge won't bring you satisfy, but fake happiness. While happiness comes and goes, satisfy is achieved and stays permanent in some cases. Think about what you really want.
     
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    I couldn't agree more! life is too short to be bitter about things.
     
  19. HP.Bryce

    HP.Bryce Registered Member

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    Rich Snippets despite being a pain to implement will help to mitigate the effects of stolen unique content.
     
  20. Typlo

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    The only thing you can do is make sure you put your own credits & link back to your site in stuff you publish, so any mirrors point back to you.

    Copyright is technically a very difficult subject with web content, as the fundamental way a web server works is to give out copies to anyone who uses a web browser. That makes claims of copyright very dubious, as by putting it on a web server you are in effect saying 'please copy this'...

    The only way to prevent something being copied is to not put it on a public web page.

    The normal methods of restriction are to embed copyright or watermark info in the content to ensure there is no doubt of the author, use low res photos with watermark banners on them, save the page as a PDF or even use images of the text, again with watermarks.

    If you never put the 'unadulterated' content on a public server, you can sell it or restrict it's distribution and therefore retain copyright.

    You could try contacting the sites concerned and asking for the copied info to be taken down, or even make a complaint to their web hosts, but there is little to compel them.