What to Do when your Original Content gets Copied?

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Internet is an open platform and it is damn easy to copy things from blog to blogs and some of the copiers don’t even realize that copying is not legal and they copy the post very easily. But they never think about the person who spent hours in writing the post. So here we are to tell you What To Do When Your Original Content Gets Copied?


First of all there would be a question in mind and that is ‘Is there any SEO impact if someone copies your content?

And the answer is ‘Yes‘.

So Let’s discuss about it a little bit

It's damn easy to copy

SEO Impact of Copying:

Yes as i already said above is the answer to this question. There is a lot of risk if someone copies your content in SEO related terms. Google will find out that there is a lot of duplicate content and will lower your page rankings and you will loose all your traffic. And It is also possible that google removes your page from search engines.

Now let’s discuss how to avoid it.

Find Who is copying your content:

Now let me clear a question again in your mind which is ‘How to find if someone is copying my content?

It’s too easy. Just copy some lines from your post and enter it in google search box and hit enter. You will get a list of all the lines matching your search query. Visit all of them and check whether the content is copied or not?

There are a lot of tools also to check whether your content is copied or not and those tools are:

Now when you have found all of the persons copying your content it’s time for the next step -

How to Stop content being plagiarism:

Send E-mail: The first thing you can do to stop the copiers is sending an email to them and telling them that it is your hard work.If they don’t listen then just follow the steps below.

Send DMCA Letter to webhost or Google adsense: Sending DMCA letter to the company on which their site is hosted is another thing that you can do to prevent your content from being copied.Companies will never like that the person is copying their post and will take a strict action towards it.

Now as we have read some things about ‘What To Do When Your Original Content Gets Copied?

Now let me tell you how to prevent these types of things in future.

Use a copyscape badge: You can go to Copyscape.com and get a badge from there which prevents the additional copiers from copying your posts as it says ‘Protected Content.DO not copy. This can be a bit effective if person does not know about the badge.

Use a DMCA Badge: Just like Copyscape Badge you can get a badge from DMCA and embed it in your blog.They also let you file a 1 free complain.

So these were all the things you can do to prevent your blog posts being copied by creepy visitors .

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5 Responses to “What to Do when your Original Content gets Copied?”

  1. Mahadev

    Oct 20. 2014

    Hi Yash,

    Nice article. every one should write original contents. thanks for sharing.

    Looking forward for more…!



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  2. charan

    Mar 28. 2015

    very helpful post stealing the content from other blog disgusting , bloggers spend lot of time on writing with a seconds the copy cats just use only two buttons.. ctrl+ c and ctrl + v , its easy to use.. but the eventually they will get penalized blogging is a very tough job… should respect the other bloggers , i learned lot of blogging things from senior bloggers and i noticed most bloggers using DMCA badge.

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  3. Silagra

    Aug 02. 2015

    I don’t even know how I ended up here, but I thought this post
    was great. I do not know who you are but certainly you are going to a famous blogger if you aren’t already ;) Cheers!

    Reply to this comment
  4. Sarah Harper

    Oct 19. 2015

    Hello Nitin,

    I use another good resource that you might check also, it works great for me.



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