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    Hi,

    I am a new webmater. I suspect someone might be stealing some content I spend literally weeks writing.

    What do I do?

    Thanks,

    Jimmy

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyTheHat View Post
    Hi,

    I am a new webmater. I suspect someone might be stealing some content I spend literally weeks writing.

    What do I do?

    Thanks,

    Jimmy
    If it is casino content - then just create a thread saying xxxxxx.com stole my content. Typically, these people read up on GPWA and other industry forums and the sites are removed quickly.

    If not - then find THEIR affiliate tags on the website and contact each affiliate program. Every CREDIBLE program has SPAM terms in their T&C contract. These terms state that affiliates will not be paid if they spam.

    Content theft is both spam and stealing, so you should have a good case to get the affiliate to stop by removing their income stream.

    That's how I go about it anyway.

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    I like the idea of contacting the affiliate programs - going to that that straight away - thanks for taking the time to write that!!

    Cheers!!

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    I would also run a copyscape check now and again, It is very thorough and will tell you if your original content is being nicked.

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    Along with the aff programs, you can also report it to google.

    http://www.google.com/support/webmas...13&topic=15265

    Good luck.

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    Thanks guys for all the help and suggestions ! Really appreciate it

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    report to google ! I second this, is instant death if your email is good ! They say hell to to mr sandbox
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    You say suspect? Personally I would make absolutely sure before reporting it (if you are wrong it wouldn't look good.)

    I think if I was sure about it I would write to the webmaster first, expressing my concerns.

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    I've contacted the webmaster before and threatened legal action. That worked great the first time. The second time this happened to me i had to report it to google. Find their form, sign it, and then fed ex it to them.

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    Default What you can do.

    There are options. First look into site tools like Tyntís Tracer. It reveals what content is being copied from your website and automatically adds an attribution link back to your original content if it is lifted from your site and pasted into an email, blog or website.

    Also, check plagiarism.com. Great suggestions here.

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    Do you know what is being copied from your site?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trevor View Post
    There are options. First look into site tools like Tyntís Tracer. It reveals what content is being copied from your website and automatically adds an attribution link back to your original content if it is lifted from your site and pasted into an email, blog or website.

    Also, check plagiarism.com. Great suggestions here.

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    Do you know what is being copied from your site?
    Thanks for the Tynt Tracer. I didn't know about such useful service.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyTheHat View Post
    Hi,

    I am a new webmater. I suspect someone might be stealing some content I spend literally weeks writing.

    What do I do?

    Thanks,

    Jimmy
    A link may help or has this been resolved? Content theft a huge problem in our bizz.

    greek39

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    Submit a copyright claim to Google. Once approved, the URLs get removed within days.

    Sorry, had to bring up this old thread, because I got recently hit by a wave of Russian hard working webmasters, busy stealing content.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Malikbhai View Post
    Submit a copyright claim to Google. Once approved, the URLs get removed within days.

    Sorry, had to bring up this old thread, because I got recently hit by a wave of Russian hard working webmasters, busy stealing content.
    Does copyright theft still affect? i havent seen any reports about it hurting sites for about half a decade or even more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wonderpunter View Post
    Does copyright theft still affect? i havent seen any reports about it hurting sites for about half a decade or even more.
    It doesn't.

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    I think that it can and does still affect sites.

    Some of the larger sites with much higher traffic volumes may be less affected, but I do still see some sites that rank higher then the sites they steal content from on occasion, and many members here know and understand how it feels to have your content stolen.

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    Digging up an 11 year old thread, that's priceless
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