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what to do when someone copies all of your site content?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by t5o1m, Jun 11, 2012.

  1. t5o1m

    t5o1m Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I have a website that ranks #1-2 for the best social media marketing keywords in its field. I just was browsing around today and came across someone on page 3 with a domain that is almost the exact same (mine is plural his is singular) and he literally has copied all of the content word for word from my website, and tried to make it look as close to mine as he could. I emailed him asking him to use his own content and he has refused to. I guess the best thing to do would be change mine a bit, but than he might continue to do this copying me each time. I'm not really a big SEO guy, but doesn't a site get hurt when it has duplicate content? Any suggestions/info would be appreciated..Thanks!
     
  2. trizzypballr

    trizzypballr Regular Member

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    I have been wondering the same. I didnt have my whole site ripped, but someone ripped one of my pages. They did a crappy spin job on it and stole my images and buttons. I emailed them, but they never responded.
     
  3. something77

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    Was that you? Never knew it was another BHWe, but as I told you in the email, go fuck yourself, all your serps will belong to me in a month.

    :cool:
     
  4. hassan_isabad_subar

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    Do you have a copyright statement on your site?
    get a lawyer to send him a Cease and desist would be my first suggestion.
     
  5. t5o1m

    t5o1m Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    LOL :p
     
  6. sespot

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    Not much you can do unless you you make big money from the site, then if that is the case I would hire a lawyer and send a formal letter to the other site owner... Might scare him, Only should cost you $100-$200 to have that letter drawn up, still if that does not work you will have to fight it in court, that is assuming the guy is in the u.s... That is my 2 cents, I have had the same thing happened to me countless times... Sucks
     
  7. lancis

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    Hes probably pulling from your RSS feed. Fake the feed with 1001 bedtime sex stories and help him to dominate the porn niche.
     
  8. hassan_isabad_subar

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    yeah, next step if the c&d doesn't do it, you can either go to court with it or an easier/cheaper way would be to contact his host.
     
  9. burhanhaq

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    I use copyscape
     
  10. directaxcess

    directaxcess Power Member

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    You don't have to worry too much... just make sure your pages are indexed before his :) -- Google will realize that he's merely copying content from you. If duplicate content was hurting you, you wouldn't be ranking for the keywords you're ranking for right now.
     
  11. Halilovic-Squad

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    stating you are not a big seo-guy and wonder what to do with your competitor or if the conten may hurt him, joping he will disappear somehow...
    ...how did you rank the top-spots for "the best social media marketing keywords in its field" then?!?
     
  12. moeatwa

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    Market it better
     
  14. bhmastermind

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    you can use copyscape
     
  15. HFlame7

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    As Xenix stated, you can go the DMCA route.

    As for your question about duplicate content, usually the only duplicate content that can hurt you is any on your own website (duplicate articles that have the same title and body, for example), not duplicate content from another's.
     
  16. Four Seasons

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    You know you have to report it to google and show enough proof. They will ban that site for sure.

    The above post has the link for DMCA report.
     
  17. futurestic06

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    I think you can write in Google's forum and tell them to deindex his pages which are copied. But i don't think it will work out. i think contacting him again and threading him is the only option. Actually if you can write quickly and index your pages quicker than him then its not actually a big problem.
     
  18. mrfred1

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    I had the same problem a while ago, someone pasted my entire content on two different sites and ignored my requests for removal so I contacted his web host and explained how my content was stolen, within a day he contacted me with an apology and my content was removed, he claimed he didn't know it was not allowed to copy others work, (we know different) but I allowed him the benefit of the doubt.
     
  19. thom.holland

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    DMCA is probably the best bet, otherwise find out his IP's and block them?
     
  20. SuperLinks

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    This is easy and doesn't even require money or bullshit.

    Find out his hosting company, send a formal DMCA to them providing examples.

    They'll spend five seconds looking at the copied content, and tell the site owner to remove it immediately and/or take down his website manually.

    Done and done.