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Good day boss and everybody in the house. I did google search to some of my keywords today only to discover that a prominent site in nigeria has copied 2 of my posts completely and ranking above me on google the same keyword. please what can I do so that my site will not be penalised by google for duplicate content.


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Hmmmmm how sad, i guess you need to take the pain of editing your content and reconstructing some of your sentences and paragraphs.

Meanwhile let's hear from the Boss if it actually will have such an effect.
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If trully these content was copied from your site,did the person not link to your site at the end of his/her post? Because I believed if that content first appeared on your site, then your site must have been indexed first.

And maybe you did not do much of on and off page optimization well that was the reason the site was ranking more than yours.
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@Grace and Adetutu. The problem is beyond normal. The site that copied my content is a forum. The forum is using one of its member to republished my original article immediately I publish them. They have republished 14 out of 26 original articles I have on my site. Please Boss and everybody help me, i can't eat and sleep well since yesterday. I have spent lots of time and money putting this article together. I'm very sad.
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Please,can you let us know the forum in question and you own site.Let me tell you,you don't need to be afraid of your content being duplicated.But,there are some keywords the forum is being optimized for and that is why they are ranked more than you.I'll get those keywords out for you and some things you need to be doing each time you post. Walahi,you'll outrank them with lightening speed.
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Please,can you let us know the forum in question and you own site.Let me tell you,you don't need to be afraid of your content being duplicated.But,there are some keywords the forum is being optimized for and that is why they are ranked more than you.I'll get those keywords out for you and some things you need to be doing each time you post. Walahi,you'll outrank them with lightening speed.
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Some of the links to the contents that were republished are:
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Let me know What to be doing for each post in order to outrank my compititors.
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« Reply #6 on: Jul 02, 2013 »
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I think that site in question, are found of copyright infridgement. Yesterday, i issued a threat warning to the admin to remove all my content on their site before the ending of the next 3 business days or else his adsense account will be temporarily suspended.
I have vowed to take this up to google if my contents are still resident on his site. The most painful aspect of it is that, they don't even edit anything before pasting it online. Instead, they paste it the way i posted mine.

@Ojekunle, you don't need to worry about this unscropulous element site call Naijafinder. I will teach you ways of preventing copy cat from copying all your contents.

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Hello Ojekunle,
There's nothing bad if someone copies your content. It is called content syndication. On the other side,if a link is not placed at the end of the article linking to the website of the rightful  owner, then, it is PLAGIARISM.

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That naijafinder is very notorious for stealing content and anywhere there is a link on your post, he puts "naijafinder discussion forum" or something like that. I am tired of the guy in fact and I hope his site shuts down
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Hello Ojekunle,
There's nothing bad if someone copies your content. It is called content syndication. On the other side,if a link is not placed at the end of the article linking to the website of the rightful  owner, then, it is PLAGIARISM.


Olajide, don't use the word their is nothing bad. But everything is bad for someone to copy all your content without you goddamn permision. The worst aspect is for that site to now rank higher than your own in search engine. Infact, for all those who hosted their site on blogger, apply this css code on your template to diselect Text from being copied on your post.

Go to Template - Customise - Advance - Add Css. Then add this code below

.post {-webkit-user-select: none; -khtml-user-select: none; -moz-user-select: -moz-none; -ms-user-select: none; user-select: none;}

Save and exit, then watch the wonders of what it will do to your blog text from being copied by some unscropulous element destabilizing the peace of bloggers
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To our boss and everyone in the house, a very great thanks to you all. I'm glad to inform the house  that the site in question has removed all my content from his site after 2 warnings and threat messages. The pages are still indexed on google but I have reported the site to google so that they can deindex the pages. Thanks so much. One love
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To our boss and everyone in the house, a very great thanks to you all. I'm glad to inform the house  that the site in question has removed all my content from his site after 2 warnings and threat messages. The pages are still indexed on google but I have reported the site to google so that they can deindex the pages. Thanks so much. One love

You are welcome Ojekunle. Am happy for you. Don't worry the pages will be de-index automatically after some days.
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Since the content of your site has  been removed, am of the opinion of opening the post I promised on a new post. Sorry, I didn't reply often as I should have because I now use my wife blackberry to make posts.


I do very well on widescreen laptop as "BB" is too small a screen for me to be posting all time. So,watch out for how to outrank any webpage that's rankin higher than yours".
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« Reply #13 on: Jul 04, 2013 »
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Happy for you Ojekunle!

Hope you have implemented what Yomiprof suggested, if you are hosting on blogger.

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Infact, for all those who hosted their site on blogger, apply this css code on your template to diselect Text from being copied on your post.

Yomiprof, what of those using wordpress, any way available for us to protect our contents too?

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Most people now copy blog posts and place on forums. I do not know if its the forum owners or just some odd members. I have seen some of my content on countless blogs and its tiring!
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Since the content of your site has  been removed, am of the opinion of opening the post I promised on a new post. Sorry, I didn't reply often as I should have because I now use my wife blackberry to make posts.


I do very well on widescreen laptop as "BB" is too small a screen for me to be posting all time. So,watch out for how to outrank any webpage that's rankin higher than yours".
Thank you very much Olajide. I will be glad to see the post.
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Yomiprof, what of those using wordpress, any way available for us to protect our contents too?
Anybody using wordpress can install this plugin: wp-copyprotect.
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« Reply #17 on: Jul 05, 2013 »
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@OJ,

I just downloaded the plugin now, but have not installed it yet.

1.  On the installation page, it says it has not been tested yet for compactibility with the newest version of wordpress we now use.

2. Do you think it will have any effect on my adsense?


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I'm yet to update my site to the newest wp version which is 3.5.2 I'm still using 3.5.1 and it worked fine without any compatibility issue. As to whether this plugin can affect your adsense I don't think so, but let's here from other experience members because i'm yet to have adsence account.
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Guys what do y'all think pls?

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@OJ,

I just downloaded the plugin now, but have not installed it yet.

1.  On the installation page, it says it has not been tested yet for compactibility with the newest version of wordpress we now use.

2. Do you think it will have any effect on my adsense?

It does'nt have anything to do with your adsense account. You adsense is secured without any interference from this plugin
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Thanks YomiProf!

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Hi Yomi & Oj

I implemented this plugin, however, only right-click is disabled. I am still able to select content of my site, and use ctrl+c to copy.

@Yomi, i noticed on your yomiprof.com site, i can't even select text to copy, so ctrl+c will not even work to copy anything from your site.

Any help pls?

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This plugin is working fine on my site. You can visit it to be sure You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login.
I also encountered this problem at the initial stage but later discovered my theme require some codes before the plugin will work.
To solve this problem follow the steps below:
1.click WP-copyProtect
2.Check disable text box, You will see a message beside the box which says not working? Click on it to know what to do to disable text selection.
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Thanks Oj, for this info. I have said 'Thanks' the proper way too!  ;D

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You're welcome. Have you been able to solve it?
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Yep, installed and working.

However, after upgrading my WP to the new version 3.6, it has stopped working!  :(

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However, after upgrading my WP to the new version 3.6, it has stopped working!  :(
I guess this is probably because the plugin author is yet to upgrade the plugin to become compatible with the new wordpress version
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