Houston, I Have A Problem…

This week it came to my attention that I was getting traffic from a particular url which cropped up a few times over the past few weeks. I finally decided… okay what is hacksplanet.info… Well it’s a complete clone of my website, appearing either just below me or just above in search results has meant my traffic has slumped. The website seems to be up one minute, down the next.

Of course it’s very flattering to discover someone has decided my little slice of the internet is worth copying, though why exactly they’ve picked me I’m not sure! I think I’m on the right track with contacting the right companies to get it taken down, but there seems to be a lot of hoops to jump through to prove the site is actually mine.  *Deep Sigh*  If you’re currently on hacksplanet.info – please head over to my real blog by clicking below!

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If you’ve ever had anything like this happen to you before and have any tips for getting it recified quickly. Please let me know!

Thank you to everyone who has helped so far, I appreciate it!


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  1. October 23, 2015 / 6:09 pm

    How annoying! Hope this gets sorted for you soon lovely xx

  2. October 23, 2015 / 6:50 pm

    Oh my gosh what a pain!! I hope everything gets squared away ASAP! XO

    • October 23, 2015 / 6:52 pm

      Thank you, me too – the site appears to have been down for about 4 hours now – the longest I’ve noticed hopefully it stays off!

  3. October 23, 2015 / 8:12 pm

    What! That’s so weird. What do they possibly gain by copying people’s website? Is this due to yours being self hosted? Are they messing with your real site at all?

    • October 23, 2015 / 8:21 pm

      I’m not actually self hosted, I just have my own domain on normal wordpress.com! Not messing with my real site, but it does update theirs in real time, so as soon as post a post on here it appears on there. Fingers crossed it stays down now, it’s been down for a few hours now! if not this will appear right at the top tomorrow! I have no idea what they’d gain, especially from my blog!

  4. October 23, 2015 / 8:56 pm

    Hi Rachael, So I serched it a bit and I think the website has been taking down, So hopefully Good news 😄, So sorry this had to happen to you, I know it happened to quite a few other blogs recently. XX Have a better day

    • October 23, 2015 / 9:18 pm

      Thank you! It’s been up and down a few times over the past 4 days – it’s been down for about 6 hours now which is the longest so far, so I’m hoping it’s now down permanently, but will keep my eyes open for the next week or so! Thank you for taking the time to check I really appreciate it <3 xxx

  5. Anne
    October 25, 2015 / 9:15 am

    Oh no that sounds horrible. Can’t believe people are actually this evil, you work so hard on your own original blog. Hope it get’s taken down soon!

  6. October 26, 2015 / 5:29 am

    OMG! WTF!??? How could they do something like that? I’m sure you will get it taken down because whoever is hosting it won’t tolerate that and I highly doubt they are hosting it in their basement but OMG. OMG. OMG. Now, I have to go and check this horrific site and see if I’m out there.

    • October 26, 2015 / 7:08 am

      I really don’t know! I’ve got no idea what they’d gain – on research it’s hosted with go daddy and I registered in Cambodia! I’ve spoken to go daddy and have to prove its them copying me, not the other way around! It will probably take me a day to go through the form they’ve sent 😬 not fun, and I don’t have time! Xx

  7. October 27, 2015 / 5:53 pm

    That’s terrible and so annoying! I hope you can get it taken care of!

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