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Somebody made a clone of my entire site

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by DarkTech, Jun 29, 2014.

  1. DarkTech

    DarkTech Newbie

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    Hi,

    I just found out that somebody has made an entire clone of my ENTIRE website, verbatim.

    They didn't even copy+paste the content into their own CMS, they just copied the HTML straight into their site.

    Is there anything I can do about this? Can I at least tell Google to cut off their adsense?

    Thanks guys
     
  2. Panther28

    Panther28 Elite Member

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    there is an option to report the adsense when you over over an add and click contact us.
     
  3. BassTrackerBoats

    BassTrackerBoats Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    I had someone do that to me a few years back and didn't change the advertising codes so I was making money from their thievery... I'm not so sure that is a bad thing.
     
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  4. bartosimpsonio

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    On your HTML, always include a rel canonical tag. That way, when someone copies the HTML without changing it, all those copied pages become ******** links to your original content.
     
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  5. DarkTech

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    Why would they set up a clone that gets traffic, and not bother to change the advertising?
     
  6. remingtonbt532

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    Does this thing still work? I remember a few years ago you could copy someone else's website and rank very good but now there is panda and all other kinds of animals. Doesn't google automatically detect such websites ?
     
  7. BassTrackerBoats

    BassTrackerBoats Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    It's an Algo, of course it can be gamed.
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    Copying the site is lazy so they just went the extra mile in the lazy department.
     
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  8. DarkTech

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    It's ranking for some reason, although the domain has only been registered 2-3 weeks ago.

    He hasn't changed the adsense yet, but whatever he's up to can't be good. I'm not sure if I should contact the hosting and get it taken down now, or wait until he puts up his adsense details and get him banned from adsense so he doesn't try again?
     
  9. DarkTech

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    Yeah I expect he's lazy but I don't think he's retarded, surely he copied the site for a reason, probably to make money?
     
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    They are Lazy. Just Contact him or Do follow bartosimpsonio advice.
     
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    That's bad, but .. welcome to blackhat dude. I don't think there is a way to get him sued or atleast taken down.. or is there?
     
  12. DarkTech

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    Bartosimpsonio's advice is to prevent this from happening in the future, but doesn't help me now that the content has already been copied.

    Why would contacting him help me in any way? I don't think he's going to just apologize and say "sorry I didn't mean to steal your content". I'm reluctant to contact him because if anything, it just lets him know that I know about him, and he might just move everything to another site.