Copied blog title

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  • #960787

    norogues
    Member

    I am very new to blogging. I posted out a blog last night and I have noticed this morning that exactly at the same time another blog ranked with me on Google…. with the exact same title as my blog. I’m in the UK and the copied blog is in the USA. On half of the blog title is my company name which is copied too. The only difference is the URL.

    Is someone looking at my blogs displayed on my site and copying them? Is there anyway I can hide blogs on my site?

    Thank you.

    #960881

    kardotim
    Member

    Please follow the steps in this guide to learn how to act against content theft.

    If you want to temporarily hide your blog, please use privacy option so only you and logged-in members of the blog can view it.

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/settings/privacy-settings/

    #960882

    You can set your site to private.

    In general they are probably pulling off of your RSS feed and that site is likely a “splogging (spam blogging) site. They scrape content off of sites and the pile ads around them in hopes someone will click on it.

    You can find out who their web host is and then file a DMCA violation notice and hopefully get them shut down.

    #960885

    norogues
    Member

    Thank you for that:) I’ve logged into privacy but I don’t have the option…..make private.

    Cheers.

    #960996

    See the link that @kardotim gave above.

    #960998

    norogues
    Member

    Hi. I clicked into the link above from Kardotim, but I am missing the part where you can make your blog private. I only have two options and they are both referring to search engines.

    Cheers.

    #961000

    timethief
    Member

    I am missing the part where you can make your blog private.

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/settings/privacy-settings/

    #961002

    norogues
    Member

    Site Visibility
    Site Visibility Allow search engines to index this site.
    Ask search engines not to index this site.

    Note: Neither of these options blocks access to your site — it is up to search engines to honor your request.

    The above is the only options I have when I click into “privacy”
    I don’ have the third option where you can make your blog private.

    Cheers.

    #961017

    macmanx
    Staff

    What is the URL of the blog you’re referring to?

    #961039

    norogues
    Member
    #961072

    macmanx
    Staff

    That is a self-hosted WordPress.org blog, which we really can’t help with.

    To clear up any confusion, WordPress.com and WordPress.org are two different entities.

    WordPress.org has complete support and documentation sites for self-hosted/installed versions of WordPress via their Codex and Support Forums.

    #961073

    raincoaster
    Member

    Wait.

    Are you saying the ONLY thing they have that’s the same as yours is the title?

    Unless you have an international trademark, you’ll just have to deal with it. Titles cannot be copyrighted, and since the words of the title are not exactly esoteric it doesn’t look like they’re attempting to impersonate you.

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