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Scrapers and other sites outranking me.

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by LuDo8, Aug 30, 2012.

  1. LuDo8

    LuDo8 Newbie

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    Hey guys, I run a wordpress music blog. I cover new underground releases, most of them directly from the artist contacting me for publicity.

    My problem is scrapers and people who discover the song/artist on my site either:

    A) Scrape and copy my article 100% word for word and outrank me.
    B) Read my blog and download the mp3, upload to their site and write some article and outrank me as well.

    The thing is I am the FIRST to publish, and I get position #1 on Google for about a few hours up to a day and then some bigger music site or scraper site comes along and I drop down to pages 2-5.

    This problem also happens with EXCLUSIVE releases where I get a whole week advance publication over other blogs.

    What can I do? Build more backlinks? Get more PR and Authority power? Nothing sucks more than watching scrappers outrank me, or people rewritten my articles push me down on the SERPs.

    Thanks for the advice in advance.
     
  2. seniorempire

    seniorempire BANNED BANNED

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    answer is in your question build more bl especially web 2.0's/ guarantee you it will help
     
  3. LuDo8

    LuDo8 Newbie

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    Thanks for the reply seniorempire.

    What about Link Exchanges with other similar blogs/sites? Does that still hold any value or just one ways?
     
  4. Z0mbie

    Z0mbie Regular Member

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    If you can PM me the details, I can see what they are doing to outrank you. Most probably it's higher site authority and automated backlinks.
     
  5. coolsolution

    coolsolution Registered Member

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    Like the other dude said in some thread use tynt.com , it will automatically create a backlink everytime someone copies your content ( not sure about mp3 though). That might work. have a look.
     
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  6. browsing_hosts

    browsing_hosts Regular Member

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    This is a really good idea firstly you will get links backs, it will feed you analytical data of what people are copying in the first place. People on this big sites will see it originally came from your site getting you noticed. This is a good idea to watermark you content.

    Maybe to watermark the MP3 you can also include a audio snippet at the start something like "exclusive underground release on www.[].com", but that would be if the artist agrees to it.

    Just try to better protect your original and exclusive content or let it be distributed because that is a good thing you are creating artist recognition but use tynt.com to link back to your site.
     
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  7. Dumper

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    He's right about tynt, i started using it just over a week ago and it's unreal how many people steal content but now i'm getting backlinks from them lol. It still doesn't satisfy me 100% but hell it's better then nothing about it.