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If they're just mirroring your site by feeding your site through a proxy script or regurgitating your HTML verbatum, you can add canonical URLs to your pages. This will let Google know your content is the original source and to show your URL in the search results, not their's. Submit a DMCA request to Google. They're a little slow with them but they will ...


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You can file a DMCA complaint and if you are in the U.S., you can file a copyright civil law suit. Here is a link to a short answer that explains how the DMCA complaint can help anyone: Do you have to be in the United States to file a DMCA complaint? ... and another one the explains more... How much of your content needs to be copied before you can file ...


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You could track their IP (or IPs) and return totally different content for them to mirror - whatever you like. This way you get free space for advertising whatever, and you can use their high position in Google to your advantage. I once used this to simply explain to the users on the mirrored website that this is the wrong domain. You can also post a simple ...


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A little late for you but best idea to protect your website (in the future) would be this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3pNLB3Cq24 (defcon 21, defense by numbers) faking the return code so users will see the content but bots will throw the content away crawl in circles stop working other possible ideas - make sure that your users don't see any of ...


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As long as the alias pulls up a valid web page, Google will be able to crawl it. You just need to make that URL available to them, most likely though an XML sitemap if the URL will not be available on your website. The problem you're going to have is duplicate content. You'll have two URLs pulling up the same content which is exactly what Google doesn't ...


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Yes you are correct. When searching for content in Google the site at the top of the search results is considered the Authoritative (least in Googles eyes) source of the content. This doesn't necessarily mean the original source, Google sometimes gets it wrong, but the most part is pretty accurate at figuring out the original source. If doing a search for ...


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For long time now, Google adjusts search results according to your search history. You can read about it here: https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/54068?hl=en To check ranking you should use a browser with no history, or a ranking tracking software/service.


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You should use Google webmaster tools to notify Google about the change of address: https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/83106?hl=en Register your site with WMT (if you haven't already): https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/35179 and start the process, then wait for a few days for results to show up. I would also use the submit to index ...


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When in doubt, use rel="canonical". This could be as simple as putting <link rel="canonical" href="http://blog.example.com/dresses/green-dresses-are-awesome" /> in your <head>. See Google for more info. This won't keep bots from crawling both "versions", but it will tell Google (and other SERPs) to only index the canonical document.


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Like others have mentioned, filing a DMCA complaint and a copyright civil law suit may be the best options. For the new content that you publish, you can consider notifying about your site updates on social media (Twitter, Facebook etc.) as soon as you post. The timestamp recorded there can be a fair indicator that you wrote first in case you have to prove ...


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In short, yes Googlebot can crawl your search results, and it can even from time to time fill out form fields. However, I would strongly advise you block your search result pages with a robots.txt file. This is actually recommended in Google's Webmaster Guidelines, Use robots.txt to prevent crawling of search results pages or other auto-generated pages ...


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Google will attempt to find out by itself whether or not these query string parameters are showing new content, or are just used for tracking and do nothing to the page. However, you can specify how Google should handle parameters via webmastertools. Go to Crawl --> URL Parameters, and then you will see the parameters that google recognized (you can also ...


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Use CopyScape http://www.copyscape.com/ It will show you what part, and what percent of the text is copied from other sources. Of course no content can be 100% original. Paraphrasing is not an illegal thing and is an integral part of content writing. But it's about the total percent of the text on a specific web page. Note that with the tool above you will ...


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Unfortunately, Google decides in which cases your site has sitelinks and which cases has not. And it's most probably Google sees word1word2 as two separate words even if it's your brand name. In a domain name, keywords are necessarily sticked; that's why Google tries to separate keywords to show up your site in SERPs when it's relevant (in relation to ...


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This seems to be the way Google works. You cannot speed up Google and patience is something even an already patient man learns. Google will fetch a few pages to test download speed and then fetch a larger amount for a period. It seems based on what I have seen over the years that Google will fetch in chunks as great as about 40,000 - 50,000 pages per day ...


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Do you have a DMOZ entry? I recently had the same problem where Google was pulling what I thought was the old meta description. After much hair pulling I found out there was an old DMOZ entry for the site and Google was using the meta description from the DMOZ description. If you ever have this issue. you can use the following meta tag to tell search ...


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Rich snippets should improve search results overall (see Google's explanation, here: https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/99170?hl=en), and they do give you some control over what gets returned from a Google search, including a site search. As already noted, for site search this will be independent of your domain's general ranking. Likewise, ...



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