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Ways to fight back cloned sites

1:35 pm on Sep 14, 2017 (gmt 0)

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I recently have on of my sites cloned several times and it's very frustrating to try remove them from the SERPS because (among other things) Google report spam form does not work. I have reported cloned sites at six months ago and I still see them indexed by Google.

So, I start thinking ways to fight back this on my on since they don't remove those sites... I have tested some (in private) and as for the other's, I would like your opinion's.

The first thing I did was to find on my access logs (it was hard because they use Cloudflare), the IP from clone site and I block them on my server. The result of this is that the site doesn't clone any more. But... they still have my titles and descriptions indexed under their domain...

The second solution I was thinking to implement is a small php script on my header to intercept requests from that specific IP

$spammersite = $_SERVER['REMOTE_ADDR'];
if (preg_match("/<!-- put spammer IP here -->/",$spammersite)) {
wp_redirect( 'http://www.otherurl'); exit;

The third solution is try to reclaim the spam site by putting a google verification tag on my site temporally on my site, validate him and ask the URL's removal.

What do you think about this? Have anyone tried any from the above? Do you find other ways?
4:03 pm on Sept 14, 2017 (gmt 0)

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