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Website copied and Ranking dropped - What should I do?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by GVSET001, Jun 17, 2014.

  1. GVSET001

    GVSET001 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Hi,

    Someone copied my whole website and my ranking dropped from 3rd position to 5th page in Google.
    After doing some research i found that his domain age is older than mine but my domain name has exact keyword with some suffix. My domain is 1 year old and his domain is 2 year old.

    for further research I copied the first paragraph of my homepage content and pasted it on Google and i found that his website is appearing on first page in Google.

    What should i do now? Should i change the content of my homepage?
    Please suggest some tips to recover my ranking.

    Thanks
     
  2. Getwhatchuwant

    Getwhatchuwant Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Well Google would know who posted the content first, perhaps you drop them a note and report the content thief.
     
  3. Abstroose

    Abstroose Elite Member

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    It's unusual that your website would be penalised. Contact the website owner via a contact form, telephone number, whois info etc and demand that they remove the plagiarised content immediately or face legal action.
     
  4. GVSET001

    GVSET001 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I already contacted them and they have removed the content but still no improvement in my ranking..
     
  5. SANTO007

    SANTO007 Registered Member

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    you have to wait some.in the mean while daily post a topic on your niche.this may increase ranking
     
  6. V

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    That's bad man, we can't even create a website nowadays without it being copied by 100 other people. :( Wait for sometime and see if you rankings get back to normal.
     
  7. techwarndotcom

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    wait a little. Your ranking will improve
     
  8. keywordspot

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  9. KHer0

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    If they removed their content and you are the only source of it, then you have nothing to worry about
     
  10. SEOWhat

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    yup, as all said, first get in touch with website owner
     
  11. Morrow66

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    I really hope your ranking returns, I'd give it a week or so before getting worried if the content has been removed it should return to normal.