Some one copying my site.

by cbnet
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I have just observed some one is copying my posts as it is (same to same) in his site. My questions are:

(i) What I should do? Should I ignore it?

(ii) Will my posts ranking be affected in any way?

(iii) Is there any way to make difficult or stop him from copying / scrapping my site?
#copying #site
  • Profile picture of the author fosu
    Originally Posted by cbnet View Post

    I have just observed some one is copying my posts as it is (same to same) in his site. My questions are:

    (i) What I should do? Should I ignore it??
    you can contact him and asking why would he write your article word by word without linking to your site?

    Originally Posted by cbnet View Post

    (ii) Will my posts ranking be affected in any way?
    If your article/post is indexed and ranked by google already, so the other who post your article will be considered as duplicated contents, don't have to worry about your ranking.

    Originally Posted by cbnet View Post

    (iii) Is there any way to make difficult or stop him from copying / scrapping my site?
    you can ask him he should and must link to your website post.

    Check if he already linked to your site, if he did than is good for you as you will have 1 backlink count ......
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  • Profile picture of the author cbnet
    What if I find out who is the hosting service provider and write to them about this matter. Will it work out? Will they help in stopping that?
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    • Profile picture of the author charbrown
      Originally Posted by cbnet View Post

      What if I find out who is the hosting service provider and write to them about this matter. Will it work out? Will they help in stopping that?
      Absolutely! Hosting companies are liable if someone is using their service to host copyrighted material without permission. Contact the hosting company and advise them that you own the copyrights to these articles.

      Believe me, most hosting companies will act fast to take your articles down.
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  • Profile picture of the author MikeFranks
    Contact them first.

    Who is copying your site? Got links to yours and theirs?
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  • Profile picture of the author TimothyTorrents
    If he is copying your website you can contact him and ask him to stop, which probably won't work, or you can ask Google to de-list his articles from search engine results.
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  • Hi CBNet, contact the user who is copying and pasting your articles, and tell him to stop.
    If he didn't stop, you must contact the hosting company he's using and send them a message.

    If you want to follow the law, here's a great article that guides you step by step.

    Dealing with copyright infringements of your web page or blog

    See you soon!
    Alessandro
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  • Profile picture of the author kilgore
    We had a site copy us. It was a pain, but we finally got their content removed by filing a Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) Takedown notice with the host. I'd try contacting the site owners first, but if your request is legit and they aren't complying with it, the DMCA might be your best option.

    A couple things to note:
    1. If the content is not actually your intellectual property you can get sued. So don't file one if you don't have a legitimate complaint (that should go without saying anyway)
    2. After getting the offenders taken down through our first DMCA takedown, they simply switched hosts. We filed another DMCA takedown notice. They switched again. We filed another takedown and they finally complied. After talking with our intellectual property lawyer, she said that this was not uncommon, so be prepared to chase them a little. (Save your original letter and modify it as needed.)
    3. The DMCA is only the law in the US, so it only applies to US web hosts. That said, even if outside the US, if the host is reputable they probably have policies (or even laws) very similar to the DMCA. One of the places we filed a takedown was from a host located in Singapore and they were very willing to comply. Most people who copy use cheap web hosts and companies don't want a potential legal issue or even any hassle over a $5/month hosting contract.
    4. The DMCA also applies to search engines, so you can file a takedown notice with Google, Bing, etc. as well.

    Here's a decent guide to filing a DMCA takedown request:
    How To File A DMCA Takedown Notice

    Hope this helps and good luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author cbnet
    I have found out the hosting services provider. It's Namecheap.com
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  • Profile picture of the author Jimbrown123
    First contact the website owner who is copying your contents and find the exact reason.

    if he linked to your site with your articcle then it is good for your site if he doesn't respond to your quiries then you can contact google and provide the real problem, perhaps it will help.
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  • Profile picture of the author Anne Laidlaw
    First contact the site owner ask to remove content or add link to your site,
    If they dont in 24 hrs then contact host to remove. Most hosting companies are good at shutting them down if you show the links on your site and the offenders.

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  • Profile picture of the author 1ebooks
    Legal Notice to upstream of copyright infringement

    Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA)
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  • Profile picture of the author cbnet
    I tried to use live chat services of namecheap.com. Waited in queue for long. But no body came online to chat. Thinking of talking to them on phone. Could not find their contact numbers. Can some give me their contact numbers.
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    • Profile picture of the author kilgore
      Originally Posted by cbnet View Post

      I tried to use live chat services of namecheap.com. Waited in queue for long. But no body came online to chat. Thinking of talking to them on phone. Could not find their contact numbers. Can some give me their contact numbers.
      Chat and phone won't work. You need to send them an official DMCA takedown notice. In writing. I Googled "Namecheap DMCA" and found this page which should provide all the contact info you need:

      https://www.namecheap.com/support/kn...use-complaints

      Also, the page I linked to in my previous reply has a sample letter that you can easily modify but there are plenty of others out there. Google something like "Sample DMCA takedown" and you should find about a thousand of them.
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  • Profile picture of the author cbnet
    It happened with me once before also. I talked to the hosting service provider who gave me the culprit site's administrator contact numbers. I talked to the administrator of the site & followed up with him. Ultimately he removed the coped articles.

    Request if some body could provide me with namecheap.com contact numbers. Objectives are:

    (i) to talk to the hosting service provider & put pressure on the culprit site through them.

    (ii) to get the site's administrator contact numbers
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  • Profile picture of the author avowzone
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    Just make sure when he copied your article before index it in google or after? If he copy it before index of your article then your article will consider as copy. If he copy it after index then his article will consider as copy.

    You have no need to be worried about it. Just index your post asap when post new article.

    You also can use Google authority. Just add your blog page in your google plus page. Verify your google plus account and make a link of your google plus page to blog. This is the best way to protect your article from data theft.

    Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author cbnet
    (1) I was able to chat with namecheap.com. They have asked me to lodge a ticket with their legal deptt., which I will be doing. Please advise what I should ask for - whether ask to help in removing the copied posts. Or ask the site owner to link it back to my site. In this case what is the right way. To give a full version of my post with a link back to my site or an excerpt with a link back to my site.

    (2) @ avowzone: Googles take 2-3 days in indexing a post. What happens if in the mean time some body copies?
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    • Profile picture of the author Tsnyder
      Originally Posted by cbnet View Post

      (1) I was able to chat with namecheap.com. They have asked me to lodge a ticket with their legal deptt., which I will be doing. Please advise what I should ask for - whether ask to help in removing the copied posts. Or ask the site owner to link it back to my site. In this case what is the right way. To give a full version of my post with a link back to my site or an excerpt with a link back to my site.

      (2) @ avowzone: Googles take 2-3 days in indexing a post. What happens if in the mean time some body copies?
      Have you actually read the posts above? You've been offered specific
      detailed instructions on what to do yet you seem to be ignoring them.
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  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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    File a DMCA with his host and they will be gone. It's worth the little bit of time it takes.
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  • Profile picture of the author CarlosTorres
    Definitely contact their hosting service provider and file a DMCA with them. They will act pretty fast and your "copycat" will be out for good.

    Hope this helps!
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  • Profile picture of the author digitalsapien
    Contacting the webmaster first then ask him to take down the website. Or contact their webhost.
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  • Profile picture of the author cbnet
    As I do not have webmaster contact numbers, so sent a ticket to the hosting service provider.
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  • Profile picture of the author cbnet
    I have just checked it again. The home page of the site is indexed 2013. But it has published full version of my six posts - same title with same images - today & they are not indexed yet.

    Further on checking, I have found that it has many indexed posts in old dates, but they are now not appearing on this site - apparently all old posts have been removed & my posts have been published now.
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  • Profile picture of the author cbnet
    should I lodge complaint with Google?
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  • Profile picture of the author TrustedSEO
    Hi,

    I have had this happen many times. I normally just report it to Google. They will deindex the other site, etc..

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    • Profile picture of the author cbnet
      Originally Posted by TrustedSEO View Post

      Hi,

      I have had this happen many times. I normally just report it to Google. They will deindex the other site, etc..

      Greg
      Can some body give me the google link where I lodge my complaint?
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      • Profile picture of the author mrgoe
        Originally Posted by cbnet View Post

        Can some body give me the google link where I lodge my complaint?
        Just file a DMCA takedown notice. It`s the easy way. Send him an e mail with a dmca notice, if he doesn`t take the articles down, send the same notice to his hosting provider.
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  • Profile picture of the author cbnet
    Can some body guide me in preparing & sending DMCA notice?
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  • Profile picture of the author Syed Raza
    I had the same issue in the past and i contacted the hosting provider of the Shit Copycat :p And ask them to check the content of a website they are hosting and they reviewed my application and blocked his website after about 4 days
    the hosting was hostgator and i was quite impressed by them at that time

    Best of luck !
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  • Profile picture of the author vishwa
    You can also directly report this to Google. Please visit https://www.google.com/webmasters/to...amreport?pli=1 log in with your gmail
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