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Copied post outrank my original post??

Discussion in 'Search Engine Optimization' started by manish.chauhan, Apr 16, 2009.

  1. #1
    hello all,
    SEMrush
    I have an article on my blog, that I published in February starting and someone copied it and posted on his blog(without mentioning the reference URL). Now what I see, his copied post is ranked on top outranking my original post.

    What you think, is it possible if one copied post could outrank the original post in Google search engine. I really don't know if in my case it has been visible on top by some serious error in Google algo. Because, if it is not due to error, then everybody will start coping content from other sources and would be visible on top. Then who will say "content is king"
     
    manish.chauhan, Apr 16, 2009 IP
    SEMrush
  2. dzi

    dzi Well-Known Member

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    well I guess such things can happen if he's more active in getting backlinks... And Google did not penalize him only because it was just one instance of duplicating.. Is it an exact copy or just re-written?
     
    dzi, Apr 16, 2009 IP
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    mortgageloan Peon

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    this is really sad..i always thought duplicating content is one of biggest offense considered by SE...
     
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  4. manish.chauhan

    manish.chauhan Well-Known Member

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    #4
    His blog contains all the copied content and he is even not good acquiring backlinks compared to me...still his blog is ranked at top..:(
     
    manish.chauhan, Apr 16, 2009 IP
  5. fenno22

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    have you tried contacting googles support to see if you can report them?
     
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    has he tried becoming an internet vigilante? Not if he has any sense. A better way would be to construct the content so that even if anyone steals it, it still does something for him. Embed the domain name, for example in a way that is hard to mess with. Like watermarking an image, if you will...
     
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    Canonical Well-Known Member

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    #7

    Perhaps this will help... It's an except from my response to a similar post a few days ago about how a duplicate content page could have a higher PR and also rank higher than the original:

    The bottom line is all the duplicate content needs to outrank the original is more inbound links from relevant pages on other sites with keywords from the search phrase and/or better linking structure and link text used to link to the page on their own site and/or more domain trust and/or better <title> elements and/or better <h1> elements. There are LOTS of reasons why, none of which are a bug or "error" in Google's algorithm.
     
    Canonical, Apr 16, 2009 IP
  8. manish.chauhan

    manish.chauhan Well-Known Member

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    I have already filed the report in Google DMCA..waiting for their response..:)
     
    manish.chauhan, Apr 16, 2009 IP
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    Thats great if you have already reported the matter in Google DCMA....... Once the DCMA is issued then the illegal copy will soon disappear from the results.......
     
    Roger_Silvester, Apr 16, 2009 IP
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    Ynotnow817 Peon

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    Can you give an example?
     
    Ynotnow817, Apr 16, 2009 IP
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    #11
    do u copyrighted your text ???
    before sending or involving with Google DMCA think over all aspects dear :)
     
    seoz, Apr 16, 2009 IP
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    Ynotnow817 Peon

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    All work is copyrighted as soon as it is published.
     
    Ynotnow817, Apr 16, 2009 IP
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    #13
    it's one of Google's biggest flaws right now...
     
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    seoz Banned

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    #14
    Go to copyright basics at http://www.copyright.gov/
    and see these two things

    WHAT IS NOT PROTECTED BY COPYRIGHT

    in my humble opinion this issue can be complained as duplicate content issue but not in copyright claim :)
     
    seoz, Apr 16, 2009 IP
  15. manish.chauhan

    manish.chauhan Well-Known Member

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    #15
    Don't you think these issues should be taken care by Google itself..??
     
    manish.chauhan, Apr 16, 2009 IP
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    Google is not perfect. I am betting that they have tons of flaws in their systems as well. Perhaps it is because his page was crawled first?
     
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  17. manish.chauhan

    manish.chauhan Well-Known Member

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    No dear...I had posted the content on my website on Feb 7 and it was indexed on the same day. However, the content was copied and posted on Feb 23.
     
    manish.chauhan, Apr 17, 2009 IP
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    #18
    It is absolutely a copyright issue (and copyrights are automatic upon creation) - and no copyright filing is needed to file a DMCA.
     
    mjewel, Apr 17, 2009 IP
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    I think from so many dupilication out there Google has no more serious concern about this ,your file is already there at Google and if they are serious I believe Google already set up application to handle the situations that I think already happen at the first time Google born to serve
     
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    manish.chauhan Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for your kind suggestions and tips. I hope Google is listening..:)
     
    manish.chauhan, Apr 17, 2009 IP