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Soap2day is an illegal streaming website that has been around since 2017. Users can stream movies and football matches on this website without creating an account; all for free.
In this article, you will learn what happened to Soap2day and find solutions to your problem.
What happened to Soap2day?
Sometime in 2020, Google delisted Soap2day from its search engine. Since Google is the most used search engine in the world, this affected a lot of users who pass through Google to enter the website.
It was obvious that a lot of users, instead of typing the Soap2day URL in their address bar, only typed the word and ended up in a Google search instead.
This affected both the site owners as revenues dropped and users who could not find the website in search results.
As it is common with all illegal streaming websites, immediately after the Google ban, the owners of the website purchased new domain names and cloned the website on these new domains.
Why did Google Ban Soap2day?
Soap2day allows anybody online to stream copyrighted content for free. This is a violation of copyrights law all over the world. Movie studios hire third-party agents to help in tracking down sites the illegally distributes their movies both offline and online.
When you visit sites like Soap2day, there is usually a DMCA link at the footer or an email to contact the site administrator. When the administrators file a DMCA complaint or report copyright issues to the administrators of these websites, they (the administrators) do not honour the takedown notice. Hence, the third party agents are left with no option other than to request Google and other search engines to delist the website from search results.
Unfortunately, after Google delists the websites, the administrators create a new domain name that will begin to appear newly on Search engines. Most times, it’s the same site name but with different domain extensions.
In the case of Soap2day, there are over 13 different domain names for the website.
How can I Remove Content from Search Engines?
This is for educational purposes. If you find your content on Google without permission from you or the company you work for, you can file a report to Google to delist the content from search engines.
Every search engine allows you to file a DMCA notice report.
See the links below;
Google: Remove content from Google.
Yahoo: Copyright DMCA report.
Yandex: Report a copyright violation.
Can I still use Soap2day?
As long as the domain names for Soap2day is still available, you can still visit the website and stream content for free. However, you do so at your own risk. In some countries, you could be arrested if you are caught using illegal streaming websites like Soap-two-day.
Where can I legally Stream Movies for Free?
There are few ways which you could use to stream movies online for free. One of such ways is to sign up on streaming websites like Netflix, Amazon Prime, HBO and enjoy the trial period after which you have to pay a monthly subscription to keep using the service.
We have an article on how to stream on Netflix for free, you can check it out.
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