General

I suggest you ...

You've used all your votes and won't be able to post a new idea, but you can still search and comment on existing ideas.

There are two ways to get more votes:

  • When an admin closes an idea you've voted on, you'll get your votes back from that idea.
  • You can remove your votes from an open idea you support.
  • To see ideas you have already voted on, select the "My feedback" filter and select "My open ideas".
(thinking…)

Enter your idea and we'll search to see if someone has already suggested it.

If a similar idea already exists, you can support and comment on it.

If it doesn't exist, you can post your idea so others can support it.

Enter your idea and we'll search to see if someone has already suggested it.

  1. Removal Notice to Pirating Sites

    I would LOVE it if it were possible to also instantly send a notice to the pirating website to remove the copyrighted material from their site whilst Blasting from Google. Is it possible to add that feature?

    13 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    Check!
    (thinking…)
    Reset
    or sign in with
    • facebook
    • google
      Password icon
      I agree to the terms of service
      Signed in as (Sign out)
      You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    • Changing Asset for Blasts from 'Ready to Blast' Section

      In the Alerts-Ready to Blast section, it would be helpful to have the ability to pick/change the asset being used in the DMCA. I'm finding instances there where there is infringing content, but the automated process has picked the wrong asset and I can't swap to a different asset before blasting the site.

      Thanks,

      Dean

      1 vote
      Vote
      Sign in
      Check!
      (thinking…)
      Reset
      or sign in with
      • facebook
      • google
        Password icon
        I agree to the terms of service
        Signed in as (Sign out)
        You have left! (?) (thinking…)
      • Adding More Than One Cover For a Given Book

        It would be helpful to be able to upload multiple versions of the covers (assuming you use the covers to help find infringed content). Some of my books have been published for long enough that they have been re-released with a new cover.

        Thanks,

        Dean

        1 vote
        Vote
        Sign in
        Check!
        (thinking…)
        Reset
        or sign in with
        • facebook
        • google
          Password icon
          I agree to the terms of service
          Signed in as (Sign out)
          You have left! (?) (thinking…)
        • why is Google rejecting blasts?

          I see that 10 of the Blasts I requested have been rejected by Google. I check out these pages before I hit Blast, and am convinced they are offering my books before I hit that button. So it would be helpful to understand what Google looks at when they determine these sites are NOT infringing, because they sure look like they are to me. It could be that Google is able to see into these sites in a way we (I) cannot?

          4 votes
          Vote
          Sign in
          Check!
          (thinking…)
          Reset
          or sign in with
          • facebook
          • google
            Password icon
            I agree to the terms of service
            Signed in as (Sign out)
            You have left! (?) (thinking…)
          • Can we send you a URL for consideration?

            We need a way to send you the URL from a Google alert so that it can be determined if it's a pirate site, or a legitimate site.

            1 vote
            Vote
            Sign in
            Check!
            (thinking…)
            Reset
            or sign in with
            • facebook
            • google
              Password icon
              I agree to the terms of service
              Signed in as (Sign out)
              You have left! (?) (thinking…)
            • Not an idea - but a compliment!

              Just wanted to praise your service! I've been using it here & there since about the time you offered it. I hadn't used it though for a few months. Just finished "Check Google Now" on my books and I think you guys have greatly improved how everything works! Good job!!! Thanks!

              1 vote
              Vote
              Sign in
              Check!
              (thinking…)
              Reset
              or sign in with
              • facebook
              • google
                Password icon
                I agree to the terms of service
                Signed in as (Sign out)
                You have left! (?) (thinking…)
              • pdf lists of links to pirated books not blasted

                I have noticed that sites are getting round being blasted by making books available for free by putting up pdfs and then listing the books on the pdfs as links. When you click onto these links it takes you through to a membership page. When you join you are then able to download the book for free. This is a problem because blasty cannot find a direct download link on the page that comes up on google because it's several links further on in the chain. If there was one thing I'd ask blasty to do it's to also remove…

                1 vote
                Vote
                Sign in
                Check!
                (thinking…)
                Reset
                or sign in with
                • facebook
                • google
                  Password icon
                  I agree to the terms of service
                  Signed in as (Sign out)
                  You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                • Program an Automatic Check every 30 days.

                  I'm new to the service so I apologize if this has already been suggested but it seems like you have to manually hit the Check Google now button. It would be great if there was a way to program it to automatically check your content say every 30 days or once every three months, etc.

                  2 votes
                  Vote
                  Sign in
                  Check!
                  (thinking…)
                  Reset
                  or sign in with
                  • facebook
                  • google
                    Password icon
                    I agree to the terms of service
                    Signed in as (Sign out)
                    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                  • Differentiate Strikes, Rejects, and pages that disappear

                    You really need two levels of response. Pages that were found in the google search and were infringing that disappeared before a blast was submitted should be differentiated from completed or true rejected blasts. It is quite confusing and more than a little frustrating to review a blast to get a page doesn't exist error or even worse to get the "no infringement found" message. Including pages that disappeared before they could be blasted are not true strikes.

                    1 vote
                    Vote
                    Sign in
                    Check!
                    (thinking…)
                    Reset
                    or sign in with
                    • facebook
                    • google
                      Password icon
                      I agree to the terms of service
                      Signed in as (Sign out)
                      You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                    • Blasty needs to work with all browsers.

                      I'd like to suggest that Google chrome not be necessary to use Blasty. I installed it, and it messed up other applications I use so I had to uninstall it. Looks like I will need to install/uninstall just to use Blasty. Chrome is not optimal or even compatible for many systems.

                      5 votes
                      Vote
                      Sign in
                      Check!
                      (thinking…)
                      Reset
                      or sign in with
                      • facebook
                      • google
                        Password icon
                        I agree to the terms of service
                        Signed in as (Sign out)
                        You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                      • links that indirectly lead to pirated copies

                        Many of the pages that pull up are not a direct link to the pirated copy of my book but has a link at the bottom or to the side that is. Perhaps to avoid the chance of getting a strike for blasting a page that leads to a pirated copy instead of going directly to the listing itself, there could be a check box menu for the blast option with options for why: illegal downloads on page. Link to illegal downloads from page. or something.

                        There are so many links popping up multiple times that I don't want it…

                        4 votes
                        Vote
                        Sign in
                        Check!
                        (thinking…)
                        Reset
                        or sign in with
                        • facebook
                        • google
                          Password icon
                          I agree to the terms of service
                          Signed in as (Sign out)
                          You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                        • DMCA notices

                          Is it possible to send DMCA take down notices to the sites being removed from Google searches? I feel like even though the sites are being blocked, people who frequent the hosting sites will still be able to find them.

                          6 votes
                          Vote
                          Sign in
                          Check!
                          (thinking…)
                          Reset
                          or sign in with
                          • facebook
                          • google
                            Password icon
                            I agree to the terms of service
                            Signed in as (Sign out)
                            You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                          • The ability to distinguish url who do not provide direct download links but rather fall into a gray area. (Advertise other direct DL links)

                            Hi,

                            I was going through the "Needing review" section, and often, websites are reported because, they are, indeed, piracy websites offering links to pirated copies of my books, but the page Blasty identified is not the page where my books can be downloaded. I don't know if I should "blast" those links or not. On one hand, the page I'm being asked to review is not a direct link to my content, but on the other, they're obviously offering such links.
                            Another gray area is all the "Lilplay" style website: they don't actually have our books, but they use the…

                            1 vote
                            Vote
                            Sign in
                            Check!
                            (thinking…)
                            Reset
                            or sign in with
                            • facebook
                            • google
                              Password icon
                              I agree to the terms of service
                              Signed in as (Sign out)
                              You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                            • Remove whitelisted sites from the "Needing Review" list

                              When going through the "Needing Review" list, I whitelist sites that I know are genuine, ie. book bloggers and reviewers.

                              It would be useful if those sites disappeared from the Needing Review list once they've been whitelisted, so only sites that need checking remain on the list.

                              Many thanks!

                              3 votes
                              Vote
                              Sign in
                              Check!
                              (thinking…)
                              Reset
                              or sign in with
                              • facebook
                              • google
                                Password icon
                                I agree to the terms of service
                                Signed in as (Sign out)
                                You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                              • Wish you to check a site

                                Need a place to ask a question - like - why is http://www.best-free-book.com/ considered a legal site - when neither myself nor my publisher has put my book on it for free

                                2 votes
                                Vote
                                Sign in
                                Check!
                                (thinking…)
                                Reset
                                or sign in with
                                • facebook
                                • google
                                  Password icon
                                  I agree to the terms of service
                                  Signed in as (Sign out)
                                  You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                • Change filter to exclude review blogs

                                  If there is a word "review" close to the book title, it should not be reported for blasting. Maybe adjust your filter so review blogs don't accidentally get reported?

                                  3 votes
                                  Vote
                                  Sign in
                                  Check!
                                  (thinking…)
                                  Reset
                                  or sign in with
                                  • facebook
                                  • google
                                    Password icon
                                    I agree to the terms of service
                                    Signed in as (Sign out)
                                    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                  • Search by content phrase to identify additional sites

                                    Consider allowing us to put in a couple of phrases from the text to include in the search. Sometimes the book's text appears on the web in full form w/o links, and a good way of finding it is to look for an exact phrase from say the third chapter of the book - if that text pops up on a site for free, there is a problem :)

                                    1 vote
                                    Vote
                                    Sign in
                                    Check!
                                    (thinking…)
                                    Reset
                                    or sign in with
                                    • facebook
                                    • google
                                      Password icon
                                      I agree to the terms of service
                                      Signed in as (Sign out)
                                      You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                    • Give the knowledge base a facelift

                                      Just started using Blasty and had a great onboarding experience. But before I signed up I looked at the knowledge database and thought it had a "home made" feel. I had heard of Blasty through other authors but if I hadn't it might make me a bit weary. Additionally, consider giving an example of "a site where the content appears legally" - I put in the link to my amazon page and it worked - but i was unsure that it would.

                                      1 vote
                                      Vote
                                      Sign in
                                      Check!
                                      (thinking…)
                                      Reset
                                      or sign in with
                                      • facebook
                                      • google
                                        Password icon
                                        I agree to the terms of service
                                        Signed in as (Sign out)
                                        You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                      • Search Bar

                                        I'd like a search bar that allows me to search for specific websites that were found, such as kat.ph, or theebookhunter or piratebay. Those are notorious for ebook torrents.

                                        1 vote
                                        Vote
                                        Sign in
                                        Check!
                                        (thinking…)
                                        Reset
                                        or sign in with
                                        • facebook
                                        • google
                                          Password icon
                                          I agree to the terms of service
                                          Signed in as (Sign out)
                                          You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                        • DMCA and reporting to authorities.

                                          As well as the possibility of sending a DMCA notice to remove the actual content, and not just from the search engine, possibly also include a way to alert these sites to the authorities so they are removed completely. It wouldn't just help those that use Blasty, but everybody who is being stolen from.

                                          2 votes
                                          Vote
                                          Sign in
                                          Check!
                                          (thinking…)
                                          Reset
                                          or sign in with
                                          • facebook
                                          • google
                                            Password icon
                                            I agree to the terms of service
                                            Signed in as (Sign out)
                                            You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                          • Don't see your idea?

                                          General

                                          Feedback and Knowledge Base