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Question someone ripped of a blog of mine...and it is already ranking higher....how to fix!

bkkaussie

bkkaussie

New Member
Hi everyone,

First post so apologies if I'm not doing this properly.

I run a hobby website. Its all about how expats living in Thailand can get Thai citizenship. Its pretty niche, but that's okay.

Last year I wrote a long blog post on how to you can apply for Thai citizenship.

To my mind, its unique and goes okay and most of my pages rank fairly highly on google searches on the topic.

Anyway, last week I find that someone has ripped off my blog, word for word. The reason I found out is that when I did a search on the topic, the following site ranked higher than mine in some cases - even though it is newer, has ripped off my content. To be clear, their site has nothing to do with the topic of Thai citizenship, they just have one of my better articles there, word for word.

My question is, what have they done (if anything) to have achieved this, and what am I potentially doing wrong. As said, its a hobby site but I'd like to be the best one around. I know my content is the best, but clearly that isn't enough for google.

(Given I am a newbie here, I can't post links, which I totally understand, but if the mods would be so kind as to allow me to, that would be appreciated).

Many thanks in advance.
 
nshep

nshep

Member
Hmmm, depending on where the other site is based, you might be able to send them a takedown notice. At the very least, you should contact them and tell them they are in violation of your copyright and that you want them to remove your post from their site. There's no guarantee they will comply but it's better than doing nothing.
 

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