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someone has copied my site

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by theseodude, Mar 22, 2013.

  1. theseodude

    theseodude Regular Member

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    I just found a site that has copied my entire site, word for word. this dumbass didn't even proofread. In my site, I have something saying "please look at menu on the left side of this page"...hewrote the same thing, except his site doesn't have a menu.

    here are my options:
    contact them and demand payment
    negative seo

    which one do you think is best? I would pick the first if I knew I would get some cash out of this. I would pick the second one if there was no cash in the first one.
     
  2. kuzmanin

    kuzmanin Regular Member

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    You have third option
    Report this site in Google they will delist them
     
  3. unclemike

    unclemike BANNED BANNED

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    Allot of important aspects have been left out of your post like...

    1.What Niche
    2. Do you currently rank higher in the SERPS?
    3. Are the images he took rightly yours in the first place?

    It is actually copyright infringement on his part (presuming it is your original content)
    Nothing really to do and I would leave it alone. Instead of worrying about negative SEO just outrank him.

    If he has to copy your work he is not your competition. Live well and let others follow.

    Cheers,
    Unclemike
     
  4. mrorzio

    mrorzio Regular Member

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    Fourth option... track him down and knock on his door. Then have a long talk about his actions and what he will do to change them... I know that's what I would want to do.

    How did you find it?

    This happened to me once.
    We went through and shot a letter with a date on it. Then we contacted google to de list on the date. We had an attorney cc'ed in the email that way it scared them a bit more.
     
  5. theseodude

    theseodude Regular Member

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    hello unclemike,
    1. I cant reveal the niche because...well, you know why.
    2. I cant compare rankings because we are trying to rank in different cities. imagine "seo company san diego" and "seo company new york city"
    3. I am talking about text, not images. no image was stolen, just text.

    I am not worried about it, it's Friday and it's been kind of slow here, so I was wondering if I could have some fun with him.
     
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  6. unclemike

    unclemike BANNED BANNED

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    Sample Copyright Cease and Desist Letter


    Dear Sir

    We are the proprietors of all copyright in a literary/artistic/musical work entitled ____________________________(The "Work"). We have reserved all rights in the Work, which was first expressed in material form on ____________________________20_______.

    It has come to our attention that your work entitled _____________________________ is identical/substantially similar to our copyrighted Work. Permission was neither asked nor granted to reproduce our Work and your Work therefore constitutes infringement of our rights. In terms of the Copyright Statutes, we are entitled to an injunction against your continued infringement, as well as to recover damages from you for the loss we have suffered as a result of your infringing conduct.

    In the circumstances, we demand that you immediately:

    1. remove all infringing content and notify us in writing that you have done so;

    2. credit all infringing content to ourselves in the following manner: _________________________;

    3. pay a licensing fee in the amount of _____________________;

    4. immediately cease the use and distribution of copyrighted material;

    5. deliver-up for destruction all unused or undistributed copies;

    6. undertake in writing to desist from using any of our copyrighted Work in future without prior written authority from us.

    [Delete the ones not applicable]

    We await to hear from you by no later than close of business on __________________________.

    This is written without prejudice to our rights, all of which are hereby expressly reserved.

    Yours faithfully,


    Send him an email containing this basic Cease and Desist letter (C&D) and see what type of response this gets if you really want to do
    something. But hey I would still recommend not doing anything...Why get into a SEO battle at all? Just move on and rank well. Do not let him know
    you know type of thing.

    Cheers,
    Unclmike
     
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  7. MrMoney2013

    MrMoney2013 Registered Member

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    +1 as unclemike said
     
  8. Alfonso García

    Alfonso García Regular Member

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    send a DDOS attack ;)
     
  9. lpsierra

    lpsierra Regular Member

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    Act spammy on reddit and fourchan pretending to promote the persons site. Piss them off enough and they'll do shit to it
     
  10. lloughry

    lloughry Regular Member

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    I had a website copied once, when the guy did it he copied everything right down to forms. If someone clicked a link on his homepage it took them to my internal page, filled out a form it came to me. I was going to bust his chops when I first found it but instead just laughed about it.

    It was almost 18months before he redesigned his site I think he assumed all that time he wasn't getting any leads but we closed some business from his site. :)