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Copying our content

Msg#: 4573545 posted 2:53 pm on May 13, 2013 (gmt 0)


We have a website with daily new content, the problem is that several website are copying our articles daily and the worse is that this website positioning our articles in firsts positions and ours are lost.

How is possible a searcher like Google that show of benefit original content can't detect which is the original source.

I've sent 80 urls to delete in Google of one of the websites four days ago but I still have no response, how long take this?

I'm desperate, anyone with our content ranks in the top positions, we are working for others.

Is it possible contact with Google to tell this situation?

Thank you



Msg#: 4573545 posted 1:28 pm on Aug 27, 2013 (gmt 0)

Just contact their hostings. They can block sites with stolen content.
And don't worry about google - your content will be indexed first.


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Msg#: 4573545 posted 2:19 am on Sep 13, 2013 (gmt 0)

I'm having a similar problem. I'm publishing weekly new content articles for the past 8 years. Recently, I noticed that a lot of my articles are being copied online way back several years ago including the new ones. Worse, these copiers are copying our articles without the "About the Author" box, or even links to the original article and even the name of the original author.

Therefore, I have three concerns:

1. I'm afraid that they might rank higher on search engines like Google--what is the possibility of this happening? High or low?

2. There are too many of them so contacting one by one will be a very tedious task. Do you know some automated means?

3. What if I just ignore them? Do you think search engines like Google are smart enough to determine that the articles they copied from us originally came from our website since many of them didn't place links nor name of the author?


Msg#: 4573545 posted 3:40 pm on Feb 4, 2014 (gmt 0)

In my case though I am indexed before the copy appears and me not. If I send a DRMA then they disappears and I take his place. I don't know the reason, may be the different time zone?


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Msg#: 4573545 posted 4:34 pm on Apr 10, 2014 (gmt 0)

Do you use a CMS like Wordpress or blogger that offers your content via RSS? RSS makes it easy to get your content seen (and used by others) the minute you hit the "Publish" button. There are usually setting that limit the RSS feeds to a few lines or headlines. You should also be aware that there are companies who scrape content for a living and sell it to anyone with an interest.

Part of managing a site that has new, original content is to regularly check your domain's logs so you can spot automating content grabbing and prevent it. There are many free and paid services to help you monitor your stats and be aware of who or what is visiting, and what they are doing on your site.


Msg#: 4573545 posted 6:57 pm on Apr 10, 2014 (gmt 0)

Hello not2easy,

No, is an own design, we had rss feed but we have deleted for this reason.

We have sent more than 250 DMCAs to Google, he delete his url but continuous copying us. Also when they copy some article, our result disappears and he take our place, it's incredible.


Msg#: 4573545 posted 7:54 pm on Apr 10, 2014 (gmt 0)

Do not "just contact" !

Send a threatening lawyer letter and give them 48 hours to delete all before legal action.

It is usually enough <3


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Msg#: 4573545 posted 9:59 pm on Apr 10, 2014 (gmt 0)

Sometimes DMCA is not the best tool to use. The DMCA is a part of US copyright law and is most effective at fighting copyright issues within the US. Depending on your location, you might want to find out more about WIPA, a specialized agency of the UN. The full name is World Intellectual Property Organization and I really can't tell you much more about it than that. DMCA doesn't really have a worldwide authority, even though it is well known and often a strong enough threat to get action.

Another thing is to check your access logs, do some WHOIS lookups and find out who/where the problem domain is hosted. Some hosts are strict, others less so, but it is a different route that you can look at that may give you the tools you need.


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Msg#: 4573545 posted 12:27 am on Apr 11, 2014 (gmt 0)

For a site that is consistently scraping your content, DMCA needs to go to the HOST of the offending site, NOT GOOGLE (though you send one there, too, to get the SERP entry removed).

You go after the offending SITE, specific. Whois the administrator for the lawyer (if needed, see below, annoy the host, all of it. Get all that info then act. That's the only way to get their attention: short of hiring an attorney to sue the culprit.


Msg#: 4573545 posted 6:55 am on Jun 13, 2014 (gmt 0)

I have same issues.

I have already filled a dmca complaint to Google and I only mentioned 5-6 links to be removed. but these copy makers have copied my 250 posts (my entire blog) and its not possible for me to report each link to Google. So what should I do because my site traffic is reduced and these loosers are ranking higher than me sometimes in google serp.


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Msg#: 4573545 posted 8:01 am on Jun 13, 2014 (gmt 0)

If you have already taken care of the first steps, it is just a matter of time before they are gone.

Have you filed a DMCA with the domain's host, have you requested removal of your content? That part comes first, then file the forms at Google. Filing with Google is just one part of what you need to do, but if you only file with Google you will have longer to wait and they may tell you that no DMCAs have been filed after they look into your complaint. Google doesn't serve the forms for you. Just mentioning this because you have only mentioned filing with Google.


Msg#: 4573545 posted 8:27 am on Jun 13, 2014 (gmt 0)

Not always true that original content is always indexed first...


Msg#: 4573545 posted 3:33 pm on Jun 13, 2014 (gmt 0)

Send a DMCA to his hosting, I sent it and deleted all urls.


Msg#: 4573545 posted 5:38 am on Jul 17, 2014 (gmt 0)

Why are worried?

Whenever, you want to post a New Article on your website just contact Google Support / Bing Support etc. - With your new Article & tell them everything.

And, after that Publish that article in your website, and when those thieves publish your content again in their website, then they will be in Trap!

Just contact the Google supports again with their site URL & tell them everything again.

Google will immediately Ban their site in Google search engines.


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Msg#: 4573545 posted 3:37 pm on Jul 17, 2014 (gmt 0)

Send a threatening lawyer letter and give them 48 hours to delete all before legal action.

As a general rule avoid using a lawyer's letter as the first approach in any dispute. The recipient will probably hand it straight to their lawyers who will be more interested in the fees from fighting the claim than in resolution.


Msg#: 4573545 posted 3:43 pm on Jul 17, 2014 (gmt 0)

My vote is for the SEOZone3 strategy. Trap Them!


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Msg#: 4573545 posted 4:23 pm on Jul 17, 2014 (gmt 0)

Nice idea except Google and Bing don't work that way. They are not in the business of policing the internet or protecting your content. That is your job. There are legitimate tools to use but sharing your content with the search engines somehow prior to publishing it is not a real option. The OP has said the problem was resolved last month. Let's discuss valid actions people can take to get results.

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