Google Scraper Report Tool – Boon For Original Content Creators

With the emergence of content marketing after panda and penguin updates, it has become all the more important to have good content that not only helps you rank better in search engines, but attracts targeted crowd to your website.

So, when you create quality content, you want it to be your own property with all the rights and you don’t want someone to just copy it and put it on their blog. What do you do if someone copies your content and put it on their site without linking or giving credit to you?

Google have been facing this issue since long. In certain cases, they are not able to identify the actual content creator and the site who copies the content actually gets all the credit, which is wrong. Here is a video response from Matt Cutts few months back to similar question:

As per the video, Google does have DMCA system, but it can be cumbersome and time consuming process. To fight this issue, Google have recently come up with a tool (online form) where you can file a complaint against the website copying your original content. Here is the Google Scraper Report form which asks for your content URL, scrapper site URL and Google Search Results URL. It doesn’t guarantee any immediate action, but the data collected through this forms will be used to take action later on using the algorithmic changes.

So, what’s your take on this? Have you been facing this problem? What are your views on this new tool, let me know in comments!!

5 Comments for “Google Scraper Report Tool – Boon For Original Content Creators”

says:

Nice article kaushal,

I have seen many websites owners facing this issue even though they are producing original content. Few months back, someone copied my client’s website including design and was doing well in Google SERP.

We directly contact them and asked to remove the content but failed, then we filed Scraper report. We received response from Google team including confirmation of content removal 🙂

says:

This is a very common issue that all SEO faces. We created valued & optimized contents for our clients and after few weeks we saw that some creepy company or individual using that content on their or on their client’s websites without a proper credit. Usually we report that to Google irrespective of whether the content is getting higher ranking or not for the targeted or similar keywords. Sometime it works and sometime not. But updating sitemap and RSS regularly after creating a content and use of ‘Fetch as Google’ tool from GWT help a lot. But no matter what ever steps we are taking, there will be spammers and idiots who think coping contents can win their game.

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