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Some Sc**bag DMCA'd My Ranking Page, G Removed It!! :O Now What??

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by clickwhale, Mar 18, 2015.

  1. clickwhale

    clickwhale Regular Member

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    Hi,
    One of my page was ranking no. 1 and was stable for over a year, through all updates and everything.

    It had hardly 20-30 links pointing to it, so no link spam either. Epic content = over 3500 words on the page.

    I just noticed yesterday that it's GONE from the index!

    And if I do a site:mysite.com search, it says "1 page was removed from because of a DMCA complaint..."

    The site is indexed otherwise.

    Now, there's NOTHING copied on the ranking page and I am pretty sure it's some sh**bag competitor doing the reporting.


    NOW WHAT:
    1) Create a new page and 301 the old one? Think this would work with the same content but DIFFERENT url?

    2) Contact Google? (Yeah right!)

    3) Take my competitors down by reporting them too!?? :D

    Anybody gone through anything similar??
     
  2. lilmasta

    lilmasta Elite Member

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    did they just removed you page without warning? do you webmaster tool installed ?
     
  3. IamKing

    IamKing Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Just contact google regarding this issue first and know the reason why it was removed. Then you can plan further.
     
  4. clickwhale

    clickwhale Regular Member

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    The site was not in WMT (I usually do not add my sites in wmt if there are no issues) and I just added it.

    I just received the usual "improve search presence" and other couple of stupid messages, NOTHING about the dmca notice.

    I guess the only question is:

    1) Whether to immediately 301 the page to a new page with same content?

    OR

    2) Wait months for Google to respond to my counter-dmca request (I just filed it)....

    Anybody has a usable opinion??
     
  5. lilmasta

    lilmasta Elite Member

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    waiting will not favor in this case , i recon redesigning the page a little change couple of H1 and H2 tags plus if you are using any images change those images and make sure the new images donot have a copyright issues and 301 asap.
     
  6. diesel1

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    Good advice

    It might also be a good idea to rewrite the content
     
  7. clickwhale

    clickwhale Regular Member

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    Hmmm, sounds like 301 is the way to go...

    Also good one on the images, changing them slightly... but why the content?

    It's 3500 words folks! Not keen on rewriting everything!
     
  8. lilmasta

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    did you check copyscaped ? may be your content is being used by other websites in your niche, if you use the same content on a new page that can be counted as duplicate content, just run a quick search on your content by copying couple of lines " your content" and paste that in google search if it show no results you are good to use the same content, if you see people have exactly copy pasted your content then i strongly suggest rewriting it. i know how it feels but that's the way it is for the time being don't add any affiliate links on this page let it get index and regain its position in the serp then you can edit and place your affiliate link
     
  9. clickwhale

    clickwhale Regular Member

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    ^ I am not a noob, no offense, just want to tell you that. I did check copyscape and no, nothing's copied anywhere from my page.

    99% it's some competitor who's not able to take me down otherwise!
     
  10. mixery

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    I would not trust in Copyscape, a lot of times it happens that does not detect duplicate content.
     
  11. vfmseo

    vfmseo Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Well dear, we recommend you to wait for one month for Google response. Moreover, Check your images in detail that whether do you have any copyright issue??Check webmaster and ah refs for the backlinks .... That may be one of your competitor blasted spammy backlinks for your site.
     
  12. duran1

    duran1 Regular Member

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    Just change the URL: >> startpage.com/yourniche >> to >> startpage.com/myniche

    Dont forget 301 to the new page.
     
  13. Haspel

    Haspel Power Member

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  14. starki

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    Yeah, but DMCA removals aren't that easy, it's not successfull without any reason. These requests are checked by Google's legal team. Must be something in your content, no matter if text, image, video.