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Content copying by others - duplicated copy
Alon



 
Msg#: 4623366 posted 9:25 pm on Nov 14, 2013 (gmt 0)

As the internet is expanding so the cost of maintaining the edge. I am finding that there are webmasters that are copying my web content.

does anyone have had a similar experiences? If so, what solutions or remedies do you suggest?

 

LuckyLiz



 
Msg#: 4623366 posted 10:36 pm on Nov 14, 2013 (gmt 0)

We have that problem, too. If there is contact info available for sites that copied content, we send a note and tell them to take down our content by a specific date and then we go look to see if they did so. If they didn't or if there is no contact info available, we report the offending site to Google to have them take down the offending page.

Alon



 
Msg#: 4623366 posted 1:28 am on Nov 15, 2013 (gmt 0)

Thank you, what tool do you recommend to use -our site has over 3000 pages .

Much appreciated

aakk9999

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Msg#: 4623366 posted 1:39 am on Nov 15, 2013 (gmt 0)

All of your 3000 pages are copied/scraped?

Alon



 
Msg#: 4623366 posted 1:48 am on Nov 15, 2013 (gmt 0)

No all fresh copy that we have published - my concerns are how do you monitor other copying your content

Zivush



 
Msg#: 4623366 posted 5:01 am on Nov 15, 2013 (gmt 0)

does anyone have had a similar experiences? If so, what solutions or remedies do you suggest?


I had and still having similar experience.
My content has been scrapped all other the Internet in many ways.
I'd suggest you to do .. nothing. Google, in most cases, can recognize the original source and your site may even benefit from this situation.
You can see it like link building, since coping a content is an indication that it is valuable for readers.

Alon



 
Msg#: 4623366 posted 5:29 am on Nov 15, 2013 (gmt 0)

thanks

RedBar

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Msg#: 4623366 posted 1:46 pm on Nov 15, 2013 (gmt 0)

I'd suggest you to do .. nothing. Google, in most cases, can recognize the original source and your site may even benefit from this situation.


You've got to be joking, nothing could be further from reality, Google has no clue as to the orignator.

If you've been copied/scraped outside of USA jurisdiction you will find it very difficult to get anything removed, not completely impossible, just extremely difficult.

netmeg

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Msg#: 4623366 posted 2:56 pm on Nov 15, 2013 (gmt 0)

There are services you can pay for that monitor your content for copying and scraping; you can also put some unique phraseology in your pages and run Google alerts on it (that's 90% of how I find people scraping my stuff)

It's something that can suck up a little of your time or a lot of your time or all of your time, so you want to make sure you keep on top of how much if at all your scrapers are really injuring you. In my case, they pretty much never outrank me, and if I go after them it's just on basic principles (and to maybe make an example out of them and deter others) If they were actually costing me real money, then I'd be a lot more aggressive about it - but it would come at a cost, that cost being the time I can spend on generating new stuff.

Bottom line is, it's not a Google problem, it's a human problem and one that will never never never be completely solved with the internet we got. You do what you can do, and realize that in part, it comes with the territory.

Zivush



 
Msg#: 4623366 posted 5:06 pm on Nov 15, 2013 (gmt 0)

Google has no clue as to the originator.


Yes, they (Google) have a clue.

The only rare case where I see problem with scrapping one's content is when a big authority site did it. Google treats them differently. But authority sites don't scrap.

netmeg

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Msg#: 4623366 posted 5:52 pm on Nov 15, 2013 (gmt 0)

Sure they do. That's who most of my scrapers are - television or newspaper sites. Big ones, in some cases.

lucy24

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Msg#: 4623366 posted 9:18 pm on Nov 15, 2013 (gmt 0)

There are services you can pay for that monitor your content

This is where things get recursive. All those services involve robots crawling other sites, right? They're not staffed by humans at home visiting the sites via ordinary consumer ISPs based in English-speaking countries. So the site owners watch the server-farm lists, as in our own SSID subforum, and block everyone in sight. Do you poke holes for everyone who provides a service to someone, somewhere? I sure don't.

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