Content scraping is when someone copies your content and posts it verbatim on another site.
Most of the time, it isn’t done with malice. People who scrape your content are usually just trying to get free content. They’re not trying to hurt your site, but it can still happen.
How content scraping attacks can harm your site
Google doesn’t like it when content is duplicated across multiple sites on the web.
They will typically pick one version to rank and ignore the rest.
I should point out here that there’s nothing wrong with syndicating your content on high-authority sites with a link back to your original post.
But when someone copies your content without attribution, that can be bad news.
You would hope that Google would be smart enough to recognize your site as the original source of the content. And most of the time, they do.
But not always.
This is most often the case when your content is scraped and posted on an authoritative website. Sometimes Google sees that authority as meaning the content must have originated from there.
And if the person scraping and republishing your content also does this…
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… then you’ve really got a problem.
How to detect a content scraping attack
The quickest and easiest way to find out if your content has been scraped is to simply copy a paragraph from your page and paste it into Google (with quotation marks).
Beware that Google only searches for up to 32 words and will ignore anything in the query above that limit.
If you suspect that some of your URLs may have been harmed by content scraping, you can always verify their status in Google Search Console. What you’re looking for is something called a “Google-selected canonical.”
You’ll find it after pasting the URL into the GSC address bar under the Coverage section: