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Some Guy is Stealing my Articles!

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by charlie3, May 4, 2011.

  1. charlie3

    charlie3 Senior Member

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    So I've started doing some serious article marketing lately and it's all 100% unique articles written by me, but there's some idiot who is scraping my articles and then posting them on his site conveniently without the affiliate links.

    He's doing it the exact same day that they are indexed by Google and a lot of the time "his" articles are outranking my own. I know with some SEO I can go above his, but this is pissing me off.

    I emailed him and he sent back some unreadable message in the most broken English I've ever read. The email wasn't even formatted correctly and he just made excuse upon excuse.

    I'd just like for him to stop, but if he doesn't I'd be willing to go further. Any suggestions? Please serious ones first, but throw in some ridiculous if you want lol :D
     
  2. Sinatra

    Sinatra Junior Member

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    Send a dmca letter to his hosting company. They'll shut his site down real quick.
     
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  3. drewz

    drewz Registered Member

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    Or you can really make him a bad day by blastig his website with a lot of spam links or put his link inside a link farm that will be good bye for him.
     
  4. Sinatra

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    I'd disagree with this, this has been discussed a lot here. If you want to know why not, just do a search. This is a bad practice in general.
     
  5. Bross

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    Get over it, there is nothing you can do.
     
  6. florflor

    florflor Senior Member

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    This unfortunately happens with the article directories. Some a hole did the same with mine.

    Someone should start a take-down service that is cheaper than a law firm. I'd pay for it.
     
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    BrandonTillman Registered Member

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    I would go for route for you to go imo would be the dmca letter to the hosting company. Its worth a shot
     
  8. charlie3

    charlie3 Senior Member

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    Just sent a DMCA email to his hosting provider. Although they don't seem to be based in the U.S. Do you think that's a problem?
     
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    charlie3 Senior Member

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    Really man? You decided to post just that? That is by far the most useless comment I have come by this week so I will give you the "Most Useless/Don't Waste Your Time Ever Again Award"

    Now please GTFO of my thread :fing02:
     
  10. Sinatra

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    Well there wouldn't be a problem, but if they're offshore they're just going to ignore you. If that's the case, there isn't much you can do. If I've any ideas I'll let you know.
     
  11. Abstroose

    Abstroose Elite Member

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    Is his whois information public?
     
  12. Maxi1

    Maxi1 Newbie

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    How is the guy monetizing your content? If he is using google adsense then you could report him to google. Just click on the "Ads by Google" part of the ad. It forwards you to a page where you can select something like "report a violation" and then you can select "This site is hosting my copyrighted content".

    I guess something similar should be possible if he would use another method of monetizing.

    Edit: Oh, and of course you can also report him to google directly. I would definitely do that. Go to

    google / contact/ spamreport.html

    fill it out and check the duplicate sites or pages option.

    If possible I would do both things.
     
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  13. dorim

    dorim Newbie

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    You can try a letter to his domain name registrar and they can cancel his domain if the see fit. Its worth a try.
     
  14. beaglejuice

    beaglejuice Power Member

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    It would more beneficial for you to research how this guy is outranking you because even if you bring down this "idiot", some other "idiot" will do the same thing over again and you will be caught in an endless loop of policing your articles.
     
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    BlackHatJW Junior Member

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    PM me his site I'll take it down.
     
  16. Sinatra

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    This. I completely forgot about google silly me. Get his Adsense banned and get his site deindexed. :)
     
  17. beaglejuice

    beaglejuice Power Member

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    Your IQ is outstanding. How are you making money other than taking sites down? :grouphug:

     
  18. jbsales

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    Really and truly there is nothing that can be done. Sure you could send DCMA letters to them but what will that really accomplish? Someone else will just steal another article from another source. As Long as there are tools out there that scrape content, or any kinda autoblog tools, you content WILL get stolen, re-used and spit out to a hardly recognizable form. It's just the nature of the internet. Best thing you can do is hope that when they scrape your article they scrape your links as well. Easy way to get backlinks. All I'm saying is you have to learn to live with it, other wise it will drive you crazy trying to fix something that can't be fixed. You other option is turn off your computer and Never turn it on again.
     
  19. pilgrim

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    I suppose the only problem is if the person you've had banned from ad sense can work out it was you (i.e. if you've already complained to him by email, etc).

    Easy enough then for him to reciprocate on the ad sense front thro' some public proxies?
     
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    So what about the next guy that steals it?? and the guy after that that isn't using adsene?? It's just a endless cycle, might as well enjoy it and not stress about it!