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What to Do if You See Scraper URL Outranking Original Source of Content?

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Google Scraper Report

Google Scraper Report

Have you ever come across your competitor’s website ranking above yours in Google but it contains duplicate content? Did your competitor copy content from your website? Now, are you confused as to what you must do to get the duplicate content removed from his website and get a better rank for your own website? You have the answer now! Google is now on a mission to collect information on scrapers that outrank the original source of content in the search engine. All you have to do is mark the scarp content and file a complaint with Google against that website business owner.

Matt Cutts, the head of Google’s web spam team, recently announced about a new tool using which one can inform Google about websites containing scrapped content and those ranking better than your website, which has original and unique content. The tool, termed as Scraper Report, can be easily accessed. There are three fields that the person has to fill. The fields include the URL of your website from where the content has been taken, URL of the scraper website and the URL of Google search engine that demonstrates this problem. After filling these three fields, you can submit your complaint.

However, the tool doesn’t commit as to how the problem would be solved. At the same time, it is being assumed that the complaint would be sent to the web spam team for consideration as an offense. This would undoubtedly help the team to improve algorithm of Google so that original content gets a better rank that the website containing scraped content.

So, if you come across, any website having scrap content and ranking better than your site, report it to Google and improve your site’s ranking in the search engine.

Author: Kundan Bora

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