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Hello,
I am really not sure is this a right place for the thread. If not, please, move (or remove) it. TBH, I'm too angry right now to reread rules.

My problem is: found my 2 days old post reposted (without permission, ofc). Only the affiliate links are changed. Reported the problem to Google Copyright Removal: any good from that? I know that almighty Google will check my blog now as well, and that pisses me even more.
But, the worst thing is: stealer's blog is much older and ranked much higher than mine.

Is there anything else I can do? Will Google do anything (like removing the blog and sending the thunderbolts on that a$$ to kill him)? Did I make a mistake with Copyright Removal?

Were you ever in situation like that and what did you do? Or what would you do?
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  • Profile picture of the author shanrocks1985
    Don't worry if you have submitted removal request , Google will review it. Meanwhile please sent an mail to the admin of that website and copyright issue or take the help of DMCA.
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    • Profile picture of the author Emma215
      I did send that e-mail. The first thing I've done, actually. Wasn't too polite, though.
      Maybe I could wait for the response from the webmaster before reporting the problem to G.
      I was just too upset (if someone didn't notice already).
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  • Profile picture of the author JSProjects
    Unfortunately this is something that happens more than most would think. And it's a giant headache trying to DMCA / contact Google every time someone duplicates your content.
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  • Profile picture of the author online only
    Why do you even care? Even if you wrote it by yourself, whats the point? DMCA will take this one down (maybe), but at another one pops out etc.. This is what you are going to see a lot if you have somewhat reputable/traffic-rich site.

    Get used to it or spend your days filling out DMCA forms.

    Cheers
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    • Profile picture of the author Emma215
      I already said why I care.
      I care because I don't have (yet) "somewhat reputable/traffic-rich site". My blog is young and ranked pretty low. Once when it grows up, I will stop caring does some baby blog steals my content.

      Btw, if affiliate links weren't changed, I wouldn't care at all xD. I would contact webmaster and ask him does he want me to write more articles for him xD.
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  • Profile picture of the author online only
    If someone copies your site it wouldn't ruin your young blog.

    Google is smart enough to know which site produced it before. Otherwise it's just too easy to take down competitors, right?
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  • Profile picture of the author andygoal
    Well, that's why it is very important to index your new page as fast as possible, even during minutes. Content theft became very common.
    I used Senuke for the aim above, but nowadays it is very risky.
    If anybody knows how to index new webpage faster - please share. It will help everybody against any kind of content theft.
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  • Profile picture of the author ampeculiar
    I had a similar situation with my health and fitness blog in the past. Some dude in India stole 4 really good bodybuilding articles and slapped them on his blog. I was like a raging bull but when I contacted Google, they removed the actual pages from his blog because it was on blogger.

    The same dude stole my contents 2 months later and when I reported, it took over a week to hear back from Google. They shut down his blog.

    If Google was a woman sat next to me at the time I read their email, I'd have ..........









    Originally Posted by Emma215 View Post

    Hello,
    I am really not sure is this a right place for the thread. If not, please, move (or remove) it. TBH, I'm too angry right now to reread rules.

    My problem is: found my 2 days old post reposted (without permission, ofc). Only the affiliate links are changed. Reported the problem to Google Copyright Removal: any good from that? I know that almighty Google will check my blog now as well, and that pisses me even more.
    But, the worst thing is: stealer's blog is much older and ranked much higher than mine.

    Is there anything else I can do? Will Google do anything (like removing the blog and sending the thunderbolts on that a$$ to kill him)? Did I make a mistake with Copyright Removal?

    Were you ever in situation like that and what did you do? Or what would you do?
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  • Profile picture of the author manishak
    Hi Emma,

    This has happened a number of times with me! Not only blog content, but people have stolen articles that I had written for article directories like Ezine. They would simply copy-paste my content, and the best part is, they won't even give me any credit for that.

    There was this one article that I could see on 8 diff websites after a day I had posted it on Ezine. So I contacted Ezine if they could do something since it was their portal I had used, but they replied with a polite "no". Upon contacting Google, I never got a reply. The website owners didn't pay attention...

    I have stopped caring about these things because over the years I have come to understand that Google is too smart to understand who has copied. They know the date and website where the content was published for the first time and on those basis I think they omit similar search results.

    What you can do is go to your Google Analytics account and submit your URL at "Fetch as Google" as soon as you post it. That ways Google will crawl your site soon.
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  • Profile picture of the author PROmotions LLC
    Someone once stole our entire subpages content and used it to sell their own stuff, we found it on plagspotter.com and hounded him until he took it down, was a lot faster than the Google Copyright Removal Tool. You're not alone, it will get resolved, just make sure that it does come down, and also keep an eye on them. If they have done it once, they might do it again.
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  • Profile picture of the author skillboyz
    If you have an original content and its copied by others and if you have a removal request sooner or later google will remove it from index.
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  • Profile picture of the author website design
    You could send a dmca notice to the website owner (whois search) and also to their hosting company if they don't reply. Most website owners take action quickly when shown legal forms.
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  • Profile picture of the author Stardustpoint
    Best is to send a DMCA request removal to the hosting firm/
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