People Copied my Data and Now they are on Top

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Hello Everyone,

I have a website, monitizing it via adsense. Was earning $3000 per month about 2 years back, than i faced a penguin penalty. (I never used to make backlinks)

Now i can see some websites having my content on theme on top of google, and my site is no where. Nowadays my site is earning just $100 per month. I changed the domain previously but it didn't help. I need suggestions on how to get my rankings back, and what to do with those people who steal my content.

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Kind Regards
#copied #data #people #top
  • Profile picture of the author ksummers
    I recently dealt with this on a small scale. A website copied my content and was ranking above me for my main keyword. I filed a DMCA with hostgator and reported them to the affiliate network they were making money from. Result: within 24 hrs the content was down. Obviously find out what hosting they are using (quick Google search will tell you how to do this).
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  • Profile picture of the author nmwf
    The Penguin update targeted sites that practiced bad linking strategies. Since you said you never made any backlinks, are you sure that's the penalty you actually received?

    In regards to the content, you can always file DMCA complaint against the sites that copied your content. If the outcome is positive, search engines will demote the bad sites so that your site will rise back to the top. Here's how to file a DMCA complaint with AOL, Bing, Google, Yahoo!, and other major search engines: How do you send Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) notifications to AOL, Bing, Google, Yahoo!, and the other major search engines? - SEO LogicĀ®
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  • Profile picture of the author sjlabar
    @ ksummers Thank You,
    @nmwf Thank You, yes i never did backlinking, my site goes down after the penguin update.
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  • Profile picture of the author gudtalent
    Sorry about that my dear. If you are yet to file the website for the DMCA, you will be the one to be punished for copying content and Double content.

    So file DMCA to the web host they are using.

    Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author alvinchua91
    1. Contact the hosting company e.t.c. as per what above posters mentioned

    2. Report the site to Google at http://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/spamreport
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  • Profile picture of the author deepakrajput
    If you have published that content content on your site first, Google will treated it as duplicate for others.

    Also use do not copy function on your site so that no one can copy your site content.
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    • Profile picture of the author Cosmit
      Originally Posted by deepakrajput View Post

      If you have published that content content on your site first, Google will treated it as duplicate for others.

      Also use do not copy function on your site so that no one can copy your site content.
      duplicate content is the biggest myth and misunderstanding of seo. google doesnt care who publishes what first. duplicate content is about content on your own website (Duplicate pages containing the same content), it's nothing to do with someone else taking your content.
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      • Profile picture of the author nmwf
        Originally Posted by Cosmit View Post

        google doesnt care who publishes what first.
        They don't?

        "In the rare cases in which Google perceives that duplicate content may be shown with intent to manipulate our rankings and deceive our users, we'll also make appropriate adjustments in the indexing and ranking of the sites involved. As a result, the ranking of the site may suffer, or the site might be removed entirely from the Google index, in which case it will no longer appear in search results."

        https://support.google.com/webmaster...er/66359?hl=en
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        • Profile picture of the author paulgl
          A DMCA? I can't believe how many of you fall for that nonsense.

          DMCA has nothing to do with this.

          The majority of the world steals content, and does not care.

          DMCA does not work for China, India, Pakistan, Russia, Turkey, Iran,
          Syria, Venezuela, well, just about the rest of the world...

          I can't believe you people have no idea how to really deal with this.

          Google does not care to hear your sob story.

          If someone is outranking you for your own stuff, either you suck so bad,
          or they have really done their homework.

          So, unsuck your site and do your homework.

          Oh and by the way, one in the US can actually use copyrighted material.
          It happens legally everyday. I use it. Big friggin' deal. There are so may
          ways to use it, you'd be a fool not to if you actually need it.

          We've upped our standards, so....up yours!

          Paul
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          • Profile picture of the author sjlabar
            So if there is no DMCA in Pakistan, than what to do ? What kind of Homework ?
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            • Profile picture of the author nmwf
              Originally Posted by sjlabar View Post

              So if there is no DMCA in Pakistan, than what to do ? What kind of Homework ?
              Start here: http://www.google.com/search?q="U.S.C.+Section+512+("DMCA")"+pakistan
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              • Profile picture of the author sjlabar
                than what would be the other measures to get my rankings back
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