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  1. mrdantefontana
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Hey.

    I have never been here since I am on blogger.
    I blog here:
    http://easydreamer.blogspot.com/
    There is a WP blog that is ripping my entries (probably to draw attention to his creepy links in his side-bar).
    Is there a way to deal with this? Can I contact WP to check this blog out:
    http://www.xjkuebm.com/
    and hopefully take it down?

    If it had been a blogger-blog I'd know ways to deal with crooks and trolls like that. But what about WP?
    Please advice me.

  2. VaamYob
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I doubt wordpress can do anything. Asking them to intervene would be just like you asking the php people to intervene.

    Maybe he's getting your content from your feeds ? If so, can you blacklist his ip ?

    If he's just copy/paste'ing your content, there's not much you can do (from a technical point of view).

  3. Kahil
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    take a look at this...it might help...

    http://www.whatiscopyright.org/

  4. TechGnome
    Moderator
    Posted 8 years ago #

    WOW... now that is a splog. Unfortunately there isn't much any one here can do... it's hosted on a third party which would be beyond anyone's control here. That's some pretty blatant ripping off there. I tried to see if there was at least a contact info or not... naturaly there isn't.

    You could try sending an email to the admin @ the web address, or a reverse look up to see who the host is and contact them.

    Other than that.... there's not a lot at this point.

    -tg

  5. vkaryl
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Try tracking down his IP number, and from that maybe you can discover his ISP. Reporting him to his ISP is the first thing to do.

    WordPress as such really hasn't any responsibility for how people choose to use the software (or, apparently in this case, misuse it....)

    Without contact info, there's no way to ask him to cease and desist.... y'know though, there was something about a splogreporter site a while back. Try using google and see if you can find somewhere like that to report him.

  6. mrdantefontana
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Thank you all for your very nice advices.
    I guess I knew that WP can't do anything since he is hosted 3rd party.
    But I needed your input and advices. I will look around.

    The most irritating thing is that my blog is filed under 'Contributor'.
    I will get him. Sooner or later.

    Thank you.

  7. vkaryl
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Let us know how it goes, okay? And you might want to look into Copyscape.... http://copyscape.com/

  8. skippy
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Registrant:
    N/A
    La Costa Strada 22
    Rome, NA 33-533
    IT

    Domain name: XJKUEBM.COM

    Administrative Contact:
    Bufoni, Allesandro allesandrobufoni@xjkuebm.com
    La Costa Strada 22
    Rome, NA 33-533
    IT
    +39.046382429
    Technical Contact:
    Bufoni, Allesandro allesandrobufoni@xjkuebm.com
    La Costa Strada 22
    Rome, NA 33-533
    IT
    +39.046382429

    Registration Service Provider:
    Everyones Internet, domains@ev1servers.net
    http://www.ev1servers.net

    I'd suggest you send a note to ev1servers.net and ask them to intervene.

  9. mrdantefontana
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    skippy - Like WOW. How did you do that. Are you a wizzard? I'm an amateur...
    I will do as you say. At least in a day or two. I left a couple of comments on that blog today for "moderation". I think it's fair if I wait for an answer.

    And THANK YOU!

  10. vkaryl
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Heh. Yup, I'd like to know myself. Seems I missed a few lessons somewhere along the way....

  11. kappaluppa
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I noticed that the properties for the photos are the same for both sites. Since it is http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/2764/508/320/dee-organceleb.jpg , a blogger site, I am assuming you put those photos up.

    I had someone do this to me once on an EBay listing. Copied my ENTIRE EBay listing and pasted it right on theirs and sold the same thing. They were using MY images from MY server! I was furious!

    So... I changed all the images on my server that she was pointing to. They now all said "This listing was hijacked! I am illegally using these photos!" Each image also included a short explanation, and was followed by the correct image, now at a different URL.

    Needless to say, that person's listings were taken down immediately!

    So if your moderated comment is not posted, then post a comment of your own! Sure, they can still get around it, but you can at least use one of those right click blocking scripts to make them work a bit harder...

    Kathy. hmmpf!

  12. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 8 years ago #

    http://www.dnsstuff.com

    Check the tools down on the left.
    Look yourself up :)

  13. vkaryl
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Okay, thanks. Do I WANT to look me up? *laughing*

  14. mrdantefontana
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    podz - Ah. That page will be useful. Thanks.

  15. moshu
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Yes, there are several "whois" services (if you google).
    This one also reveals the guy :) http://www.whois.sc/

  16. mrdantefontana
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    You guys are great! Maybe I should think about packing my stuff and move into a WorldPress blog.
    Nah.
    ;-)

  17. moshu
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    You certainly should :)
    I helped a client to move over 7,000 posts from blogger to WP! Now he's a happy wordpresser, LOL

  18. vkaryl
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Well, we'd love to have you join us!

  19. thunder
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I blog for an income so I always include lots of links to affiliates in my feeds. You should do the same. That way when people copy your feeds (or cut and paste)at least you get them promoting your affiliates, and maybe even a sale.

  20. pubwvj
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    You might think about making the jump from Blogger to WP. I'm doing just that because of spuratic problems, errors and lack of support at Blogger.com. Blogger was a nice place to start, since I didn't know about WP, but it is limiting and the lack of responsiveness from them is annoying when I have had problems. At one point I was locked out of my blog, unable to post, for four days. :( That made me start looking for a better solution and I decided on WP.

  21. VirtualVoice
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Google has a function to report sites that are pure junk like that... Simply provide Google this guy's address, and his domain will disappear (banned) from their database.

    It has to be a blatently junk site like that one before I would suggest reporting it to Google ...but his site is beyond that point.

    The other thing to consider is that unless you close him down, it is possible that you will lose PR points from Google due to the fact that the two sites have absolutely identical content.

    Hope this helps,

    VV

  22. kappaluppa
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Hey Thunder,
    I'm interested in finding out how one goes about "blogging for an income"...
    K

  23. I'm interested in finding out how one goes about "blogging for an income".

    It's actually not very difficult. Just start a blog with good content that draws in repeat visitors. If you get enough visitors, place some ads (not too many), and wait for your paycheck.

    The best example that I can think of would be Jon Gales. In 2003, he launched MobileTracker, the first blog to be entirely dedicated to mobile phones. Jon is only 19 now, but he makes an average of $55,000/yr off of MobileTracker, which is roughly $70/hr while working an average of only three hours per day.

  24. mrdantefontana
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Guys.

    Just wanted to tell you that I (with a little help from the actual servise provider) got the site down a couple of weeks ago.

    Now, I'll just sit back and wait for the next splog to come around. But this time I'm armed.
    ;-)

    Thanks again for all your help.

  25. vkaryl
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Thumbs up to you! Best of luck in the future....

  26. marcuselee
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    This group of posters should get together and start a blog on splogs and ways to deal with your material being web-jacked. You should have used this offender for an example of a spam blog, (probably more at scraping) That way you could make money off of them instead of them upsetting you for nothing.

    Google isn't going to do anything to you for this duplication. If that was true, you could easily eliminate competition by duplicating their material on another domain. It would have to be the same (exact same) pages and not just the text before it would be noticed as duplicate. You would also have to report it to them before they noticed.

    Otherwise, I have never heard of it happening. I have heard of a lot of people who think that it happens, but I have never once read of a real example.

    If you could get into trouble from someone copying your content, then you could start a business using this method to eliminate other peoples competition.

    Google's rule is that if you could do it to somebody to hurt their ranking then they wont count it. Apparently, they have other ways of dealing with these problems. So they say. I'm waiting to see it, then I will believe it.

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