I have found a site map and emailed the two email accts in the site map. Before filing a DMCA is there anyone else I could notify?
I do not want to give the guy a backlink. I found it when I googled the title of my hub: Why Parents And Kids Should Join A Martial Arts Class Together
The offending site pulled up on top of google where my article used to reside.
You might suggest that you can supply them a blurb and allow them to post a backlink. Explain that you were not contacted by them to give permission for re-publishing your article, but you might be happy to provide links to your articles on similar subjects.
This might give you traffic. (I'm thinking of doing the same on some articles of mine that have been copied without permission.)
If you think it needs a stronger approach you can mention the DMCA options.
I agree with Rochelle - if they're on top of Google right now, that would be a good link to have. If you can get them to post a few lines and a link to your Hub, that's far more valuable than getting it deleted altogether.
That's the tack I always try first, assuming the site looks reputable. If not, I don't send them an ordinary email - I find it's best to jump straight in and send them a formal-sounding DMCA notice right off the bat.
I appreciate your validation, Marissa, because you know your stuff.
In my case, it was not a real high ranking niche-- but they have brought some attention to it. I think it might get me a bit more attention for some other articles that are not broad general interest-- but do have quite a few followers on this particular site. It was a big school district site.
I hope so too-- I expect to see you at a score of 120, very soon.
has the site copied your work in the entirity.
It is a pretty long tail keyword, so it being at the top of Google is not eally a major thing.
I would definately send them an email regarding the copyright infringement, and file a DMCA if they do not comply!
Just Looked at the site and it doesn't look up to much but I would definately report them to the DMCA if they refuse to give you any proper response or justification for stealing your content.
I would ask them to remove the copied content, you could easily get a few links yourself and get on to the front page. My thinking is that the site sounds pretty spammy given that they have stolen content from you, so what about the rest of the content on the site? Is it original or plagiarized as well? I don’t know if this is the type of site that you should be looking to get links from.
I haven’t checked but Oli suggests its a long tail keyword so it shouldn’t take much work to get your hub to rank once the copy has been removed.
I have contacted Clickbank which I noticed on the order form. They emailed me today to tell me they were demanding my content be taken from the site.
Everything on the site was copied, I contacted several of the webmasters who had their content stolen and made them aware of the situation.
Good for you! It's important to enforce your own copyright, because if you don't, over time your non-objection can be interpreted as tacit permission. I'm glad you caught these guys. It's a good lesson for us all.
Every now and then we should google our own hub titles and see if anyone else is benefiting from our work without permission.
Great result, keep an eye on it, just to make sure the content is removed.
it's so frustrating to find an article copied on another site
i found some of mine elsewhere and one time I found my article title listed as a reference to a product that i don't endorse and had nothing to do with the product.
Why can't Google or the powers that be, get some software in place that requires the user to get the original writers permission before posting. maybe not allow it to copy/cut and paste ...without it?
i know this sounds naive but can't that be accomplished?
I have been to sites where copy and paste does not work on their content. I wish HP had a system like this.
The best thing to do is file DMCA complaints against those that has violated your copyright. Don't waste time with anything else, just file the complaint.
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