What to Do if Another Entrepreneur Copies Your Site

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So, what do you do if you find that someone copied your web site? Fortunately for you, I listed below four (4) key steps you can use if you find that another entrepreneur copied your web site.

1. Document the Infringements. Screenshot the pages where your web site was copied.  If you want to grab some proof that your site’s content or design came first, check out waybackmachine.com

2. Take your concerns directly to the Site Owner.  Let the site owner know about your findings and request a removal. Don’t know who to contact? Perform a WHOIS search for that information. If that doesn’t work, make a complaint to the site’s domain provider and the site’s hosting company.

3. Take Your Concern to Google. If the site owner doesn’t respond to your request within a reasonable amount of time, you can file a DMCA complaint to each of the search engines. The search engines can remove the offending site from their search indexes.

4. Be Mindful of Your Social Media Posts. You may be tempted to call out the offending party on social media. Remember that others are watching, so don’t post anything that might negatively affect your brand. Believe me, if your loyal followers see the offense, they will point it out to others.

Love and Soul Always, Kawania

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Hey there trailblazer!

I’m Kawania (kuh won nee ah) and I own and lead two successful businesses in the creative industry.

When I started Howerton+Wooten Events in 2007, I found myself “googling” a bunch of business questions that aren’t always discussed in business books. You know what I’m talking about, right?!? Those “start up” challenges that keep you up until the wee hours in the morning.

Believe me, I’ve been there — That’s why I launched this blog. To provide you with a resource you can reference with those “middle of the night” questions as you launch, run and scale your own successful (and sustainable) business. There’s lots of information in this blog, so bookmark it and hit me up if you have any questions. We all need a little guidance every now and then, right? Take care friend. Keep shining!

Love and Soul Always, Kawania

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