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How Do I Remove Copied Content On Google Search Using DMCA

Sometimes it’s funny seeing a blog that copied your content word for word outranking you on Google search…

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If you are not taking down any blog that copied your content, you will be losing traffic that’s supposed to be coming to your blog.

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To take down a blog that “copy and paste” contents from your blog, you will need to file a DMCA complaint. Filing a successful DMCA complaint, will remove the blog post from Google search permanently.

What’s DMCA: According to WIKIPEDIA; Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) is a United States copyright law that implements two 1996 treaties of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). It criminalizes production and dissemination of technology, devices, or services intended to circumvent measures (commonly known as digital rights management or DRM) that control access to copyrighted works.

Thank God, Google do offer a DMCA takedown for free. What I mean is; you can report any blog that copied your blog’s content to Google and the copied content will be removed from Google Search immediately.

How do you file a Google DMCA complaint?

If a blog is on Blogger/BlogSpot and that blog stole your content, you can easily report the copied post using this Tutorial found here… How to File a DMCA Takedown on BlogSpot For Copyright Infringement

But if the blog is on (self hosted), Joomla, Wapka or any other platform, then you can follow the below tutorial to take that blog post down.

Tutorial on how to remove a copied content from Google Search

First off, go to Google DMCA legal page by clicking here => Google DMCA legal

Note: You will have to log-in using your Gmail account before proceeding.

On the “Legal Removal Request” page, click “Submit a Legal Request” and click “Tool” (see image below)

dmca takedown notice for blogger

Clicking the “Tool” link will take you to a new tab >>> on this new tab, click “Web Search

Scroll down to “what can we help you with” and click “I have a legal issue that is not mentioned above” and click “I have found content that may violate my copyright

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In the “Are you the copyright owner or authorized to act on his/her behalf?” Click “Yes, I am the copyright owner or am authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf

In “What is the allegedly infringing work in question?” click “other” and you will get an instruction like the screenshot below…

dmca takedown notice for blogspot users

Now read the instruction carefully and click the last link to fill out the form… this is exactly how the form looks like.

dmca takedown form

Fill and submit… those links that copied your contents will be removed from Google search engine almost immediately.

If you did not submit the form as described, you will receive a message from Google asking you to send some clarifications. After that, the copied link will be removed

Once successful, you will regain your traffic and you will also rank well on that particular keyword.


This tip will help you regain your lost traffic… and do note that it works on all platforms. But if you want a takedown on blogs from platform, you can as well follow this link.

Please do note that is totally different from

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Go try it out and let’s make those copy-paste bloggers know that this business is not for the lazy ones.

looks like i have said so much about so much on how to file a DMCA take down report, now it’s time to pass the keyboard to you guys.

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19 thoughts on “How Do I Remove Copied Content On Google Search Using DMCA”

  1. Purushottam Thakur

    Thanks babanature, this one article is really helpful for me . Because this is my second visit at this post, first one was just read and implement as I had also a content stealer. Second is my this visit to let you know that this helped me to slap that content thief. I strongly recommendthis article to those bloggers who felt or feeling something like me.

  2. Hi Babanature,

    A much-needed tutorial indeed 🙂

    Honestly speaking, I’ve not gone through this phase of content being copied as such, so never needed to go through the ordeal, but yes, I have read that DMCA does help, once you report such issues. Shall bookmark it for sure, in case it’s needed in the future.

    Thanks for sharing. Have a nice week ahead 🙂

    1. Hello Harleena,

      If you are running a tutorial blog or blog tips blog, there will always be bloggers who’ll want to copy your contents to their blogs.

      Some of these bloggers will seek permission and many don’t ask for permission. So reporting these bloggers who don’t give you credit is just the best thing.

      Some of these blogs who copied your post might outranked you. So taking action is the only option i see.

      Thanks for stopping by and dropping your comment, i really appreciate it. Have a blessed filled week ahead…

  3. A huge thanks Baba! I was eagerly waiting for this post.

    As we talked in Facebook, I really have a long list to remove form Google search result. I shared some screen shots in Facebook too how copied content ranked higher than my original posts. Somebody is misusing my content and earning while I’m with nothing?

    Now will proceed to remove them for ever! Thanks man!

    1. Hello Suresh,

      Now you can get the ranking your posts truly deserve by reporting those copy-n-paste bloggers 🙂

      You can as well report their adsense and rake in their money if any of the blogs are using adsense 😉

      Thanks for the comment and do have a wonderful week ahead…

  4. Nice Artical Thanks for This post i feeling bad when some one stolen My artical which i made By hard efforts so I strongly recommend this article

    Thanks babanature

    1. Hello Rehmankehar,

      Yeah, it is indeed bad to see another person that copied your content word for word getting ranked higher than you on search engine.

      Thanks for the comment and hope you have a beautiful week ahead

  5. Baba you don really try,
    You explained it well for anyone to understand.

    Thanks for the tips as always.

    Have a wonderful weekend…

  6. I created site on wordpress and wrongly i used some duplicate content with same url , I was not able to resolve it, after reading this article I did
    thank you so much

  7. Hi Babanature,

    Thanks for showing how to file complaint towards the Copied Content.

    Have you any tool to find duplicate copy of my content in anywhere..??


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