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Victim of Negative SEO need some advice

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by mrcoxrox, Sep 19, 2014.

  1. mrcoxrox

    mrcoxrox Registered Member

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    My website ranks very well for tough competition. Well half of it does, i couldn't figure out why half of the site was ranking so poorly, it was all optimised exactly like the rest. I decided to run a site wide plagiarism test and discovered that certain parts of my site had been cloned multiple times, word for word, image for image. The parts of my site that had been cloned were the parts that were also ranking poorly. I am getting no response from whoever owns the website.

    I have been ranking poorly for these parts of my site for nearly a year and thinking about how much revenue i have lost is kinda annoying.

    It's not a massive problem i can just re-word my content. The thing i am worried about is everything is cloned the exact day i publish the content. Someone is actively checking for updates and then cloning it. So i am worried that if i reword everything and then re-publish the content, the cloner will just copy that exactly aswell. The next thing i thought of was to write the content, publish it for a second and then mark the categories and posts as hidden, then un-hide them a week or so later.

    Will this be a a solution? So google knows i published the content first and the cloner will be a week behind on cloning me. Or will he just spam clone my content a week later and i will still rank poorly for it?

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    Does his dup* content link to your site in any way?

    Does his dup* article rank for the targeted kw above / close to yours?
     
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    Thanks Heywood0 there is some good information in that article i will contact the offending sites hosting company. I have already submitted a removal request to google, but as he publishes the same day as i do i'm not too hopeful google will be able to tell who is in the wrong.

    FutureProofSeo. Thanks for replying. His content doesn't link to mine. He has removed all the unnecessary links and re-linked to his content. We both rank very poorly but he is not ahead of me.
     
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    If someone creates duplicated contents the original contents are not penalized (it's a basic Seo rule).
    The only problem is if the copier index the content before the original source (I think is really difficult but it is possible).
     
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    if you have the website in WMT use the "Fetch as Google" feature for those pages, google will then instantly index your content. If someone will copy you again you can send a DMCA complaint to google and they will probably remove those links from search results (never used the last part).
     
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    There are so many ways to prevent content theft but as long as the google bots crawl your content before the cloner sites, you'll be fine.

    They must be scraping off your content from the RSS so set it to show only the post summaries and install this plugin http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/rss-footer/.

    Install this plugin as well : https://wordpress.org/plugins/easy-tynt/
    If you're using Yoast plugin, publish a sample post with a copied article and select the "noindex" option. This way you can check your raw access logs on your cPanel and see which IP's has visited that page and block them on .htaccess.

    The most effective way is to visit GWMT as soon as you publish the post and fetch as Google bot.
     
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    it's so sad to see loosers do that, can't make something good and also hurt others... hope you manage to get his site down, talking with the hosting usually helps never had that problem myself but I read about someone that solved it that way. I think there are also some services online that you can subscribe to and verify your content constantly to see if anyone is copying it and they might do something about it for you...not sure how it's called though.
     
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    Ure statement is not directly related to my posed question.
     
  10. mrcoxrox

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    Thanks for the help guys. I have some good advice to go on.

    This is a rather sneaky way at affecting my business, quite imaginative really. It is no doubt one of my competitors. The thing i worry about next, is that if i manage to foil this method of his neg seo, how long will it be until 200k viagra links hit my site as his last resort.
     
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    I think you should file DMCA request against the site owners.
     
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    A simple DMCA to the hosting company will make it easy for them to shutdown the content/sites.

    I had one competitor that literally stole my sales pages nearly word for word and image for image. A simple DMCA had his hosting company shut down his site immediately as well as all of his other sites offline.

    I've seen some tricky negative SEO tactics recently, one that sounds similar to yours but using hacked domains with domain authority which Google would think was the "original" source of the content.
     
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    Duplicate contents haven't role in neg-seo process.