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