Is your content has been stolen? You can take it off the web search.
Hello, friends welcome back again, today I will discuss how you can remove your copied content from Google search. If you have found your content on other’s web page, then you can file DMCA request against them.
However, nowadays Google become very intelligent to hunt copycats. But I suggest you check your post content regularly to find the copycats. Because a lot of people always try to steal your content. So, if you find that someone has copied your content then take immediate action otherwise, you may lose traffic & trust as well. It may also happen that copyrighted content dominate your page in the Google search. So, make sure your content should be protected by DMCA.
But if your content is not protected then you can use plugins which can help you to check plagiarism and protect your content as well.
Fortunately, then there are several ways to check plagiarized content on the web search.
2. Check it manually. Just copy two lines of your article and paste into the google search bar within the double quote and hit enter.
After that, you see your result on the top in Google search. If you find another web page that means someone has copied your content.
Now, it’s time to take action.
Now let me tell you what I did when I found copied content on Google while searching for a query ‘mechaplanet.org.’
I found a site positioned at 4th page of Gooogle which had copied almost 50+ post of mine. I was shocked when I opened that site and checked out It had contained 100% plagiarism or duplicity of mine.
After that, I followed some steps which I have given below: –
let’s get started
How To Remove Copied Content From Google Search With The Help of DMCA Request
Before starting, Let me tell you a little bit about DMCA.
DMCA (Digital Millenium copyright act) is a service which provides security protection to online content. For further information, you can check official website here – DMCA.com
I took these Steps to file DMCA request with Google.
#1. Find out the copycats on the web
First of all, check who is copying your content. Let’s see how I find mine.
(Note: All the copyrighted posts have been removed from the search. So, I am unable to show you the screenshot of that URL’s position on Google search. Because I have already filed DMCA notice against that URL. Therefore, it has removed from google search result)
Let me tell you a short story of mine. So that you can easily relate.
Back in days, I was searching the web to check my website visibility. Suddenly, I found a blog post named “ How to point a domain name to a website hosted elsewhere.” When I switched to that post, I found 100% plagiarism of mine. The owner of that blog had not even changed the title and URL. He had copied 55 posts from my blog directly without making any changes.That day I feel how people are always ready to steal other’s work.
Now it’s time to file a DMCA request with Google. Open this form and select any product which is related to your query.
If you own a Blogspot blog then select the first option, but if WordPress then select the ‘web search’ option. I am assuming that you have a WordPress blog. After switching to this option, you will see following sub-categories shown below.
click on the last option.
Finally, you see following options, just go ahead and select the option which asks for copyright violation.
As you tick earlier option, you will receive a notice which asks about copyright ownership. Just click on the first option which ensures that you are the owner of your work.
Next, you’re asked to select your content types whether it is video, images or text (other).
By clicking on ‘other (text type content )’ you will get your DMCA content removal from. But remember read the notice carefully. There are two options one is for Youtube legal copyright issue and another is as per your request.
#3. Fill out essentials
Finally, you get a form. Here you need to provide all the details regarding your request. Now, let me tell you how you can fill out this form. First of all, fill out your contact information.
After filling out general information. You have to provide the copyright info. To do so, first, go to your article copy two or three line from it and paste these line into Google search within the double quote.
Once you have found copyrighted content on the web, let them check carefully to ensure whether you are right. Then switch to ‘Google DMCA request form’ paste it into the ‘copyright work section’.
Fill out it as given below.
Finally, tick all sworn statement, signature (put your name in it) & date of submission. Click on submit button.
Now, you have almost done. Just cross check your copyright removal statement.
Your copyright removal statement looks like as shown below.
It takes 6-7 days to approve your request. Google does not send you any mail of approval. But if the information that you have provided is not sufficient, they send you an email. If you do not get any email it means everything is right.
As you know that I have 55 copyrighted issues. Now, Let me show you how you can ensure that your DMCA request has been approved. This is my DMCA dashboard. here you can see that all URLs have been approved.
Finally, I want to say that today’s internet world is not so protected. If you want to survive you need to take care of all the hazardous facts that can make your business shut down. So, before starting any blog or business protect your work with high-security services like DMCA content protection, CloudFlare & Sitelock.
Filing DMCA with Google is free. Just fill out a request form and submit. You will get an immediate response. I am very happy that Google fixed my issue immediately.
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