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    How to Request for URL removal of Copied Content: SEO

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    Yesterday I informed you about Auto RSS generated content ranking higher in search engine after Google panda effect and in effort to recover form Google panda effect, I have been reporting all such links to Google so that Google will remove them from web search.

    Here I’m sharing the tutorial on how you can report those sites to Google. The process is easy and Google usually takes 2-10 days to process your request.

    Specially Blogger DMCA team is very active and they delete such reported blog posts or complete blog from BlogSpot. But for self hosted WordPress blog, you can only report to remove it from Google web search but to delete that blog completely, you need to send a DMCA notice to webhosting of that site. In this post we will only be dealing with removing such content from search engine.

    Find copied content from your blog:

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    There are many services like Copyscape, copygator which you can use to find copied content from your blog. Or you can simply pick up a line from your blog post and do a Google search with quotes ( “ Text here ” ) and find all copied content.

    Report copied content to Google:

    So once you have identified your copied content. Go to Google DMCA page and select web search or Blogger what ever is appropriate. Select web search when reported website is not on BlogSpot, else select BlogSpot.

    In this case I’m selecting Blogger as an Example:

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    Now fill out the form and report all the links. You can use single form to report multiple links.

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    Before submitting, recheck your request. It may be little time taking process, but this works the best and within couple of days you will get rid of all such web content and you will get back all your stolen traffic.

    If those blogs (Auto RSS content generated blogs) are using Adsense on their pages. Follow this link and report it to Google adsense team for violation of copyright. This will cost adsense account to spammer.

    So far, I have removed hundred of links in last couple of days and I can see traffic is coming back to my blog. Specially for those keywords which was stolen by such copy-paste blogger.

    Earlier, I never bothered about reporting such posts to Google but now it’s always a good idea to report all such possible pages to Google. Do let us know are you in habit of reporting such copied content to Google or not?

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    Anurag

    the post above is cool, but what if somebody who has copied is giving a link back to my page??

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    Harsh Agrawal

    Anurag it’s good to get a backlink but not at the cost of traffic. What if that guy post is ranking better than you, in this case you are missing out traffic. The correct way is to take an excerpt and give credit link. Though it doesn’t mean one should start doing it completely for his blog.

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    Esther Paul

    Perfectly said Harsh.
    For a link I won’t like to share my content which I spent hours to write. It also dilute the quality of our blog. Build links in a natural way and if our blog has nice information then offcourse it will be shared.

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    DJ Sophia

    Nice gulidlines…Hope that it will be useful to get your visitors back…

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    hamarasathi

    Hi, Harsh, I just want to know that when someone share my blog’s content on social bookmarking sites(i.e. digg, redditt),my partial content appear there, will it create content duplicacy? and treat my original content as duplicate and low quality content,which degrade my blog’s ranking on search engines with panda effect.

    Pls suggest in this regard.

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    Mani

    Harsh!Did you know that Internet is a sea?How many articles can you find and report them to Google?Did you know i have faced many problem regarding it!If you search the some words of your Article with Google you may found some websites copied your content.But Google doesn’t show all websites which copied your content.At the same time if you search another words in the same post,you may find additional and different blogs Copied your content.If the Copied Content blog has more traffic and better page rank than original content blog,definitely there is a BIG problem among search engines.Also remember Auto Blog Content may get Good Ranking,but it is not permanent.Some months even some days after whole Auto Blog URL indexed in the Search Engine may be destroyed.Do your DMCA until you can.After Just satisfy your Heart with We got Backlinks from there………Harsh i hope you know “Truth Alone Triumphs” !

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    Typhoon

    Let me tell you one thing. If you do this, then get ready to wait for as long as 2-3 months for their reply. I got their reply after 2 and a half month after I reported one blog.

    One simple thing you can also do if it’s a blog hosted on wordpress.com or blogger.com, that you just report it as spam. It hardly takes 1-2 days to get a wordpress.com blog deleted if it is found to be breaking rules. Can’t comment on blogspot spam feature at the moment.

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    ashish

    Definitely I have never been doing this reporting but now would surely like to gain all those keywords back which were stolen from my blog so as to get Panda effect inversed to them..

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    Sreejesh@techgyo

    I’ve been doing this since the day i found a copy cat. Though it works in some cases, where DMCA will examine and inform the culprit via mail and completely remove the content is they don’t act upon it. But its a question asked by all, how vigilant can a blogger be when there are tons of articles circulating around the web. Its something unstoppable or unmanageable for a blogger to deal with such scale of content theft.

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    HackTik

    Nice post. There is one more site which is Plagiasrism.pro through which you can find the duplicated of a particular URL as well as the some chosen text.

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    seobricks

    Harsh, I have been trying to keep my content original by all means. Before this, I was using cease and desist notice. But now, with this post, I will have more easy way to report lots of bloggers blogs especially in case, they stole content from my website.

    Really love this manual.

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    Nihar

    Great tutorial dude.

    I will definitely try this out. My post on world cup last 2 months was stolen by somebody and lost lot of traffic big time.

    I will start employing this tactic and see how it improves the traffic.

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    sahil

    @harsh, really the post will be helpful for new bloggers who has started new and writing good content

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    Ishan verma

    what if the copied content is having any links back to my site ?

    Also ,I have checked many duplicate content checking sites like copyscale , plagium.com there are not so effective . Tell me some good site to check the copied content.

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    Chris perera

    I followed this method for a long time. But all my blog post copied “.blogger.com” sites. So Google deleted that post. However, last week i saw few my blog post copied self hosting sites. So how do i remove them? I reported it to the Google and they confirm they will remove the “allegedly infringing materiel with in next few hours”, how do i completely delete them. I think if i report it to the hosting company they will remove them, so how do i fill the DMCA report to the hosting company and how do i find which hosting service use this site.

    Thanks and expect favorable reply!

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    Pushpendra Pal

    This article helped me to took action against spammer.

    @Chris Perera : I followed this tutorial to send DMCA take down notice to web hosting company of spam website.
    http://www.ipwatchdog.com/2009/07/06/sample-dmca-take-down-letter/id=4501/

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    Jefry

    I’ve been trying to report spam blogs on blogger to 5 days but had not been processed and blog posts that still exist
    I want to ask, what the process takes up to weeks ?
    thank you

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    Nizam

    Wow! Awesome and very useful post. Well yes, it’s always a good idea to report copied content pages to Google and Google DMCA page is really a great resource to report copied content. Thanks Harsh for this excellent and easy to follow guide :)

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    Amit Shaw

    Thank you so much Harsh.
    Almost out of 200 article 180 article is copied from my site and i am found all this from Copy Space Premium account.
    Now i have to give some time to remove all. Thank you so much for this tutorial.

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    Harsh Agrawal

    That’s like a lot and I believe most of time it’s BlogSpot blog who are new to Blogsphere copies such article.. You should actively report such pages or contact the owner to remove such content.

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    Sampath

    Thank you for a nice article Harsh.
    But i have a silly doubt.
    Will they charge any money for removing content from another blogspot blog/website ?

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    Harsh Agrawal

    @Sampath This service is free…Follow the guide and that copied link will be removed ….

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    Sampath

    Thanks for the reply.This shows your interest in your readers.Thanks a lot.

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    sameer

    sir, your reply matter for us , thanks for your all cooperation
    nadafss

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    Nikhil

    Hello Harsh,
    Thanks for the nice post.
    What if anyone has regenrated the content without any credits, can i file any complaint?
    Thanks & Regards.

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    Sk

    Just submitted the DMCA takedown request. Hope the infringing blog will be removed soon. Thanks a lot!

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    Amy

    This is a useful post.How to react if my whole blog posts of 2 years are copied by someone to another blog as it is?First I complained to google giving few urls and google removed those posts.But there are over 300 posts copied by him and it is difficult to file complains for each post.Any direct method?
    My Google page rank was 3 and recently it was dropped to 2.But today when I check the rank of copied blog,he has page rank 4.So I have received a penalty?
    Pl advise me if there is a method to solve this….

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    Harsh Agrawal

    @Amy
    You have to manually report all the pages, or you can file a DMCA complaint against the site, where it’s hosted. Though, DMCA via hosting takes time, but it works…

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    Amy

    thanks a lot for the reply.I will try a DMCA complaint

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    Aman

    Awesome article…i dont know..its so easy..you solved my biggest problem.. Thanks..

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    ambarish

    Hie harsh.
    I have contacted you earlier regarding copied content. And as you said, i asked the owner of that blog to remove it. He removed it. Now i found out that he is doing the same of copying all the stuffs. Don’t know what to do know. And his blog is still ranking ahead of my for the links he has already removed for the keywords.

    He copied me. His articles rank well than mines. Now he removed and he is still ranking higher for the removed contents. And he has started copying again. Confused. And dont know what to do.

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    Hari Prasad Chaudhary

    Hi ! Harsh Bro; Your above post is very informative and I have also read your replies on comment on the first one. I think you have given the best reply. Some give credit but in my case I pass hours of time on making post but some one just copy or past without any credit….

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