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Urgent Help Needed! Someone is hijacking my site

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Urgent Help Needed! Someone is hijacking my site

I have a big problem, and I don't want this to hurt my rankings. I am on the first page for almost all my keywords, and my traffic is increasing.

Today, I was looking at my stats in my affiliorama affiliate account to see which of my 2 sites are sending the more traffic to affilorama home page.

http://www.mynetmarketingland.com/
http://www.makemoneyonlinehow.com/

Until here, everything was OK until I saw a site which is not mine in the incoming traffic log. I was curious, and I clicked on the link:

"http://www.make-money-with-affiliate-programs.net/"

What a bad surprise when I saw that this guy copied my site on his server (or I don't know how he did that)!

I am afraid that it hurts my ranking in Google Yahoo and MSN.

I need help, what should I do, and Do anybody know what this hijacker is doing with my site?
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That page has been suspended :wink:

Adrian,
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Good, I've just send an email to their data center.

Here is what my webmaster replied me:

Hi Frank,

It's not a hijacking that has happened here. It's plain and simple content
theft. Everything appears to the exactly as your website except for the
copyright information:

Copyright 2006-2007 Make-Money-With-Affiliate-Programs.net All rights
reserved.
Affiliate Marketing | Make Money With Affiliate Programs.

This person has recently copied your website because the domain was
registered on the 18th January 2007. The reason could be either to get the
same kind of ranking as your website or to screw up with your current
ranking - it's black hat SEO tactic.

You will get complete information about the person from his whois record -
(broken link removed) -
appears to be from Ukraine. The host for that website is http://1qh.net/
(appears to be the same country as well). Since the host seems to be a
partner in crime, you should get in touch with their datacenter directly
which I've identified to be http://axxacommerce.com - here's their contact
info http://www.axxacommerce.com/contacts.html - the datacenter is US based
so they will be more inclined to listening to you and clearing up the
matter.

Just tell them that the domain make-money-with-affiliate-programs.net which
is hosted by http://1qh.net/ has illegally copied your website and that they
should take appropriate actions to stop it.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Regards,
Kavi


I am happy that the problem is resolved!
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I've just received an email from Dan, the one who suspended the domain name.

He is asking me to fill a DMCA request. Do I really have to do this?

Below is the email:

Hello,

The offending account has been disabled.

Please note: we need you to complete a DMCA request form and submit
it. They are for all parties protection, here

https://www.rackco.com/site/index.cgi/dmca

We appreciate your cooperation in this matter.
These forms are pretty much industry standard and any request
containing the information is considered valid. When submitted
correctly a host has to respond.

RackCo wishes you the best.

Thanks

Dan
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DMCA

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Someone copying your content outright will never get ranked by google anyway.

I find it hard to believe that someone would be so stupid and copy your entire site. And if he was still sending traffic to to affilorama through your link, he must be really stupid.
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Yes, that was really strange. He copied my site with MY affiliate links...

I don't know what the heck he was doing. That gave me a good lesson.

You should not rely on only one site!

By the way, I am in the process of building my second site. Same program: I follow the 90 days Roadmap, SEO site.
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Sounds good, once you've got that first site under your belt, things become a little easier.
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superaff wrote:Yes, that was really strange. He copied my site with MY affiliate links...

I don't know what the heck he was doing. That gave me a good lesson.

You should not rely on only one site!

By the way, I am in the process of building my second site. Same program: I follow the 90 days Roadmap, SEO site.


Email him and ask him to build you another 100 sites with your affiliate links. :lol:

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LOL Thank you for your support mates.
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It's good to have a standard legal letter to send out if people are infringing on your copyrights.

A physical letter in the mail is often more powerful than an email, especially if the return address is your lawyers.

Glad to see you have the problem sorted though,

regards,
Mark
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Thank you Mark for your advice. I don't have lawyer yet though...
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