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What to do about annoying competitor who copies my guest poust sources and blog comments?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by freckletone, Jan 8, 2016.

  1. freckletone

    freckletone Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I posted at some very high authority sites.. so he copied me and got himself listed there...

    I posted some manual comments at high quality places so he went and copied me and posted his comment on the exact same page! This is not spam pages with 1,000 comments.. I left the only comment there so he went there and left his too (all have to be manual approved, not auto approve).

    So I got annoyed and now I'm copying his guest post sources too...

    But seriously, how pathetic do you have to be to copy someone's blog comment. It's so easy to find high quality places where you can post your own.. but he had to copy and get listed on the exact same page as me.

    He's obsessed with me and wants to be me. He wish he was me and had my rankings.

    What a loser. How do I deal with him?
     
  2. h2obrandon

    h2obrandon Junior Member

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    Negative SEO then dont copy his links xD jk
     
  3. Kikerinka

    Kikerinka Senior Member

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    He's not obsessed with you- He is just smart. Instead of wasting time searching places to post quality link, he follows the campaigns of his competitors. Many people do the same, so live with it, and learn from his strategy.
     
  4. Dracule

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    I copy nice comment links from my competitor too. Many people do this and you can't do anything about it. Just get some more high quality from sources he can't copy like: PBN, ask people manually if you can submit a guestpost in their blog and so on. And of course, look at his site and do everything he does better.
     
  5. SeoWrecker

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    What's your url ?

    I doubt it's me.
     
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  6. freckletone

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    If I do manual outreach he can do the same and contact the same blogs I did via their contact emails to ask for a post or a sponsored post. Trust me, this guy is not stupid.

    Does anyone know how i can block him from seeing my referrers in ahrefs without blocking myself? I am addicted to checking my own rankings every day by looking at "Recent changes" and "new keywords" etc in the position explorer. Yes I know how to block crawlers via htaccess or Robots.txt and i blocked them all except for Ahrefs because i like to check my own sites daily.. how do i block him without blocking myself out since I have an account there?
     
  7. Davidonucheyo

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    Give him Negative SEO that will lead to Google Ban-Hammer
     
  8. SeoWrecker

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    Only if it was as easy as it sounds.
     
  9. moonshine7000

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    That happens all the time.Some idiot copy my videos and put them on dailymotion with the same keywords but different affiliate link.I try to flag the videos , but dailymotion won't remove them.
     
  10. Zwielicht

    Zwielicht Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    He's just trying to get his site in the same tier as your site (whatever tier that might be) by doing what Kikerinka said. I've never had this problem myself, or at the very least I've never focused on it, but I would imagine procuring guest posting opportunities on sites with more stringent requirements could possibly deter your competitor.
     
  11. dystopia

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    You can't block ahrefs for everyone but yourself, the only way would be to block ahrefs and a few other big backlink checkers (just in case your competitor isn't using ahrefs) and use a different backlink checker to supplement ahrefs just for those links. PBNs are your best shot as they will give you powerful links as well as giving you the ability to block all crawlers except google.
     
  12. freckletone

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    His site is getting into a better tier than mine.. lol and he has a writer as well and getting approved at sites with DA of 80 now... The ones where they are selling links on here for like $300 - $500 each etc... Now I'm the one copying him. Our writing (his writer and as for me I write myself) is good enough where we can get listed without having to hire someone at BHW.

    We are both only focusing on ones that have very stringent posting requirements anyways so we are already doing that.
     
  13. freckletone

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    He also has guest posts at places I didn't know of before (I'm talking about places with 80 DA) and others with less DA but most over 30 so now I'm copying him back.
     
  14. CeaseFireBlack

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    im facing same problem but with facebook page, i make original posts and he just copy past my work and adds his signature, internet is cruel place tho.
     
  15. MONVRCH

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    Stay ahead of him in every way, You DO NOT want him to have advantages over you. Work, work, and then some and you my friend will be GOLD!
     
  16. Commoner

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    Look OP, not nicely speaking, it's too bad..

    I'm sorry to put it crudely but you got to learn. Glad that you're pretty observant and smart in the sense you know he is copying but remember, he is only limited/exposed to certain authority only.

    Hint: If you've certain sources that are not visible, he might not see them. Well, if you note down his IP and other ips, chances are he might not be able to reveal - depends on your skills

    Do you catch my hint?
     
  17. Jack Torrance

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    Make a PBN and block SEO crawlers. Add another paragraph or two to your page. He won't even know what's happening and might think the ranking increase is due to the page update. Use anchors of course so he can't just Google the URL and discover the PBN sites. Then keep copying the links he gets.
     
  18. olivewin

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    Hi buddy,
    You need not worry about this situation its common among the competitors. You should not blame others you concentrate on your process.....
     
  19. LoftPower

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    Feel honored that he wants to be you. And then stop copying his stuff because you are no better then him if you do this.
     
  20. bukhlaw

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    Report to Google copyright team, they tend to act quickly on these requests