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Somone copied my whole website and is driving traffic to it

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by BadgerBadgerBadger, Sep 6, 2016.

  1. BadgerBadgerBadger

    BadgerBadgerBadger Newbie

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    Hey,
    Someone copied one of my amazon affiliate sites and is driving traffic to it. I found it because his campaigns showed in my analytics as he copied everything.

    His driving 500-1000 uniques to the site everyday. He didn't replace any of my affiliate links or anything and didn't add any links to other sites whatsoever. I'm wondering why would he do this? Whats the point? And how can I stop it - I might get in trouble with some of my affiliate networks because of some bad traffic.

    Thanks for your help!
     
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    Probably they want yours site get penalized, but it is not such simple to do if your site is strong.
     
  3. serbyy

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    Wow, you should talk to Amazon support about it and maybe remove those links, and the other website, create new links...but seriously is he making you money right now?
     
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    LIke serbyy said, are you making money off the affiliate links on his copied site and are sure the sales are from his site and not your own? Can't you delete or deactivate that Affiliate code that he is using?
     
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    wow why someone would do that !

    May be he wants to rank ahead before changing the links?
     
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    Some people are really crazy and desperate.
     
  7. BadgerBadgerBadger

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    Not sure if I'm making money. I don't see any abnormal spikes in my revenue. I can't track it because the copied sites has the same affiliate codes. I can deactivate the codes but I'd rather not do it because it's a shitload of work.
     
  8. BadgerBadgerBadger

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    Yea thanks, I'll give amazon a heads up and ask if they have any policy regarding this
     
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    The copied site is not listed in google
     
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    Does Amazon allow you to "allow" certain domains? If so, then hurry up and allow only your legitimate domain.
     
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    He could be creating a PBN with your content. It might be left with your affiliate links in with just some external links added on some of the pages.

    He could also just be doing this while he builds up some residual traffic to then later on change it to a different site.

    If he is driving traffic to a site that is identical to yours and your content then you shouldn't need to worry about the quality of traffic as it will only convert as well as the traffic originating from your site.
     
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    Some people are crazy and do stupid things! But you must to talk to amazon support to prevent any harm.
     
  13. AceWallGromit

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    Any chance you cloned your website to a different domain one night and don't remember and thought someone had pirated your site but it was more the fault of Captain Morgan?
     
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    Me and Captain Morgan are no longer friends due to some previous incidents
     
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    If they not listed in google, then where he is getting traffic ?
     
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    Apparently facebook and some other sources I can't determine
     
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    People do get experimental at times online. Change your amazon links to protect yourself.
     
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    THIS IS NEGATIVE SEO.
     
  19. Witicagnall4435

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    Can't you just request amazon to provide you with a new affiliate ID? IF they ask why, just tell them what happened.
     
  20. XxUnivaxX

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    How are you sure that he is gaining traffic? and are you getting orders increasing in your stats?

    Amazon does have a section where you add the websites. Just talk with amazon support or better draft them a mail since I had worst experiences with live chat support.