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Discussion in 'Affiliate and Program Issues' started by ukpoker, Oct 11, 2010.

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    ukpoker

    ukpoker Affiliate Guard Dog Member

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    Hi all

    As my site is quite new, I thought It may take a while before anything on my site would be seen let alone copied. So I thought I would check her first so you guys could just have a look at it for me, just so I am thinking this is correct.

    This article is mine and was written by my article guy and is my copyright and I have not authorised anyone else to use it.

    The page on my site is:

    StilettoPoker – its more than just a game! | UKPoker.co

    This now appears on:

    Stiletto Poker Bonus and Review

    It has the same layout and headings to the review, though a few words have changed.

    See copyscape highlighted bits:

    Copyscape Plagiarism Checker - View Content Comparison

    As you can see from the source and found links (on copyscape) its pretty much the same, and also at the bottom of the there review says edited 3 days ago.

    So, I assume my next move is to email him and demand he removes it?

    Thanks

    Scot
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    lots0

    lots0 Affiliate Guard Dog Member

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    Welcome to the game... ;D

    Copied content is a fact of life in this business.

    To reduce the theft somewhat, try to limit access to known scraper bots.

    Best way to combat the theft (besides limiting access to bad bots) is to show the search engines that content FIRST... With the search engines it is all about where they found the content FIRST. It does not matter to the SE's who the content really belongs too, all they can do is go by where they found it FIRST. Did you get the point that being firrst to show the content to the SE's is important? ;)

    ***

    You can contact this guy if you want, but my experience is that it will be a waste of your time. Your article is most likely already on dozens maybe even hundreds of pages already.

    Oh I forgot to mention that if it really important to you to get this content removed from the search engines you can go to te SE's and file a DCMA to get the copied content out the SE's index.

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_Millennium_Copyright_Act
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    ukpoker

    ukpoker Affiliate Guard Dog Member

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    Thanks

    As far as showing SE first, this content has been on my site for weeks and the page has been indexed by google. The copied version was posted 3 days ago.

    Checking copyscape it does not appear my pages have been copied anywhere else and shows not to be on any other site (as far is it knows).

    Is there a WP plugin that can limit bots for this you know off?

    Thanks

    Scot
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    AussieDave

    AussieDave Former AGD Member

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    No WP plugin I know of. However I use:
    Blog Protector. | PcDrome

    It wont stop bots but it does make it hard for someone to simply copy it from your page. Believe it or not people still use this process.

    I'd also suggest making your image files hotlink protected.

    I uses a.htaccess to not only stop known bots from accessing my site but I also IP block out known scrapping and blog spam Countries.

    Can't stop all of it but you can make it a lot hard to get & generally that's enough to make them move along and leave you alone.

    You should also only use text excepts in your RSS feeds. Not the full story. Using the full story makes it baby play to crap your site blog content.


    Cheers

    :)

    Dave
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    ukpoker

    ukpoker Affiliate Guard Dog Member

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    lots0

    lots0 Affiliate Guard Dog Member

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    Real visitors are not going to see copyscape, search for unique phrases of your article in google/bing, use "" and search for entire sentences. Chances are, if google found your article first, the copies will not rank or come up for specific searches.

    You only really run into trouble, when other sites are out ranking you for unique phrases in your article....
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    ukpoker

    ukpoker Affiliate Guard Dog Member

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    Ok, So I have spoken to the owner of the site.

    We have sorted the issue and it was not him directly, he has pointed my to where the issue lies and I will be sorting that out now.

    Once sorted I will let you guys know what's what as its not the done thing.

    It is related to a previous post I made and lets just say the trial period did not bode well after this.......

    Watch this space.....
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    Vladi

    Vladi Affiliate Guard Dog Member

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    The most simple explanation is that your article guy is probably reselling your articles.
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    ukpoker

    ukpoker Affiliate Guard Dog Member

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    No, not my article guy. Much worse, I am getting info together so will let you all know once done.
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    Nicky

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    statement

    so guys..
    as owner of the above mentioned site i would like to contribute to this thread.
    as already discussed with Scot, content was not stolen or copied.

    but as he already mentioned, he will bring light into the dark.
    anyway, review is already removed.

    wish you a nice day

    cheers
    Nicky
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    Rhondagrace

    Rhondagrace gotaslotonmymind

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    Eugene

    Eugene Affiliate Guard Dog Member

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    this point irritates users very much. it is acknowledged fact.
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    Eugene

    Eugene Affiliate Guard Dog Member

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    add there India as well. :)

    but if not joking, bots can use any ips and there are plenty of anonymizers ;)
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    Rhondagrace

    Rhondagrace gotaslotonmymind

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    Hi Eugene,

    I have blocked china, Russia, India, and many others. iQ Block Country's plug works because these country's have not been able to access my site, and I also have an ip based visitor's map plug in. : )
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    lots0

    lots0 Affiliate Guard Dog Member

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    I don't usually block entire countries.
    What I usually do is block Class B or C IP's when I start getting bad bot visits or hack attempts.
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    AussieDave

    AussieDave Former AGD Member

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    I have no qualms in blocking entire Countries on my AU facing sites. Traffic from anywhere else other than New Zealand is of no importance to me.

    Hence if I see questionable hits in my stats, I'll look up the IP addy and block another Country if need to be.

    lol you should see the size of my htaccess file ;D



    Cheers

    :)

    Dave
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