How to Remove Copied Content From Google Search using DMCA

When you are publishing a content online, there are chances that others can copy and publish it on their website. Many of them do this out of ignorance and ultimately it’s you who have to pay the price by losing ranking and traffic. Google is getting smarter in finding such pages who are duplicating your content, but this is not the case every time. There are chances that others copied stuff from your blog, and his copied webpage is ranking higher than the original content. While I was working on my website to recover form Google panda effect, I realised that post duplication was a major reason for penalty.

If you are also on the same page like me where your content is being copied by others, this tutorial will educate you on how you can report such pages to Google search team. Once you report these copied pages, Google will remove it from Web-index and your original ranking will be re-stored. If you are reporting content from Platform like BlogSpot, those pages will be deleted by Google. So far I have noticed they take around 2-10 days to process your request.

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 Google Search

Find copied content from your blog:


Blog copying your content

There are many services like Copyscape  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. I highly recommend you to install TYNT script on your blog, which will let you earn a link back from Copy-paste spammers and you can also keep a track of who is copying your 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:

Submit a legal request


ON the next page select these options:

  • Google Products: Blogger/blogspot
  • Reason: I have found content that may violate my copyright
  • Copyright: Yes, I am the copyright owner or am authorised to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed
  • Work in question: Other

After selecting this it will give you link to “This form” which will take you to page where you can report those pages from BlogSpot blog which is copying your content. If the copying website is not blogspot, you should select “Web search” at the first option.

Here are direct links for different form:

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


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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Harsh Agrawal is a blog scientist and a passionate blogger. He is blogging since 2008 & writes about Blogging, SEO, Make money online & tech. His blog, ShoutMeLoud receives 1 million Pageviews/month and have over 700K subscribers.


COMMENTs ( 40 )

  1. Mr. Choudhary says

    Post helped me alot.. Thanks.. WordPress did quick action, within one day i got my solution. Someone stolen my content and had been using on his blog @ wordpress. Now, Noone can open the blog as access is disabled to particular blog. Thanks again. :)

  2. says

    Someone is copying my site content and siteliner showing 23℅ of duplicate content. All my images, content and Title is unique. Also someone tries to copy my content and uploading it in freelancer sites.

  3. johndoe says


    my english knowledge is very basic, sorry for any possible mistakes in this comment/question.

    A competitor is using my product name in his product + the word ‘advanced’ in front of it, in order to manipulate search engine results and steal traffic from me.

    If people search for my product, then his product appears too.

    (Let’s pretend my products name is “Product XYZ 2014” then his one is “Advanced Product XYZ 2014”)

    Unfortunately my product(title) is not trademarked.

    Can i report him to Google and do i have any chance to get his pages removed?

  4. Supam CB says

    Very useful information. But the issue becomes a bit tougher when the one who copied the contents modified them by adding or replacing few words and sentences of his own. I came to search a solution after two websites but the same owner from Pakistan copied three of my articles by replacing his own words in some sentences.

    I notified and reported the links to the web hosting company of these two websites. Now I have to wait for their actions.

    • says

      This method that you mentioned is close to what we call “Article spinning” and this is a great area for genuine bloggers. Most of the time companies don’t accept complaint against such content. Do come back and share your experience.

  5. Rajinder Sanwal says

    The basic info to get back your traffic. Very well crafted article indeed. Enjoyed reading it till the last. thank you Harsh!!

  6. says

    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….

  7. says

    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.

    • says

      The only way is to follow above method and report all such pages to Google. I know it’s bit of work but it’s worth it. After few posts were removed after complaining, his blog ranking will automatically go down.

  8. Amy says

    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….

  9. Nikhil says

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

  10. Sampath says

    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 ?

  11. Amit Shaw says

    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.

    • says

      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.

  12. Nizam says

    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 :)

  13. Jefry says

    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

  14. Chris perera says

    I followed this method for a long time. But all my blog post copied “” 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!

  15. says

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

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

  16. Nihar says

    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.

  17. seobricks says

    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 eespecially in case, they stole content from my website.

    Really love this manual.

  18. HackTik says

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

  19. Sreejesh@techgyo says

    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.

  20. ashish says

    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..

  21. Typhoon says

    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 or, that you just report it as spam. It hardly takes 1-2 days to get a blog deleted if it is found to be breaking rules. Can’t comment on blogspot spam feature at the moment.

  22. Mani says

    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” !

  23. hamarasathi says

    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.

    • says

      This used to be an issue in the past but now Google search algorithm have become smarter and this is no more an issue. Now when somebody shares your content on social media or bookmarking sites, it won’t be treated as duplicate content and in most of the cases it won’t rank out our original content.

    • says

      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.

      • says

        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.