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Someone copied my site's content

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by Crabby_Doyle, May 22, 2020 at 3:48 PM.

  1. Crabby_Doyle

    Crabby_Doyle Newbie

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    Hello,

    I am gutted that someone copied content from my site (word-to-word) along with pictures and backdate published it. Can't share the URL, sorry.

    I came to know only today when I was checking this particular site's backlink history.

    To make matters worse, G had already released a core update earlier this month and I have seen some rank drops. But, that's true for most people IMO.

    So my question is does G know already? Does it have a mechanism to cross check this skullduggery? I mean I published the new article on 12th of this month and this crook backdated it to a day. So far it seems G has indexed it and it must be driving some traffic. P.S: It's not a new site.

    Fun fact: there's another site that copied an article from my site, ranked at the top spot for a while, now seen some drops but is still ranking higher than me on the 1st page. It's possible they got hit by the update, who knows...

    Someone tell me how to deal with these crooks.
     
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  3. Crabby_Doyle

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    Not sure if the DMCA strike works. I have seen various G Support threads where DMCA have been unanswered for months. Also, can I use RSS feeds and pinging services as soon as I hit publish?

    Seems like G doesn't care. Is there a solution at all?
     
  4. idiotpundit

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    Don't know if it works but I've read about people buying a bunch of super spammy junk links for their competitors site and the ranking dropped. DDoS:D?
     
  5. Xdfffninja

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    I'm facing the same situation as well and Google now thinks I'm the one who's copying, hence removing me entirely from the serps for some keywords.

    Here's what I would advice you to do (worked for me). Send a DMCA notice to Google (you use Google to get the direct link) and then contact the website to remove your article.

    While reporting the case to Google, make sure you describe you content very well (include the topic and a little bit of the content in the notice). This will help them understand cos I feel that they use real humans to review these notices.

    After that, your rankings will come back hopefully like mine did. This is the only feasible way to solve this issue.

    Another method is using a bunch of spam links on them but I don't recommend this. Only use it when the above methods aren't working and you have no other option.
     
  6. SMV

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    Someone did this some months back for one of my posts that was on the first page and I was livid. I emailed them and they took it down. Do they have a contact page on their website? They’ll give you a bullshit excuse but they’ll take it down. If they don’t then idk, never tried filing a DMCA.