Solved

Dealing with Duplicate Pages Made Without My Knowledge

Posted on 2004-09-25
1
169 Views
Last Modified: 2010-05-18
I recently discovered that several duplicate pages have been made of several different web sites that I had that were doing well in the search engines.  The url was not mine, but everything else was a direct copy of my site and the link took you to my site when it was clicked on.  Problem is all of my sites that were copied were recently dropped from the Yahoo index, most likely I'm told by experts, because yahoo thought I was trying to create duplicate mirror pages.  What legal rights and or actions can I take against these companies / urls that created these pages?  I'm having little or no luck with tracking down contact information for most of them as it is either non existant or false. Is there a way to prevent it from happening in the future?  The whole thing has really hurt my business and cost me lots of money in lost revenues.
0
Comment
Question by:ontrackprofessionals
1 Comment
 
LVL 24

Accepted Solution

by:
duz earned 250 total points
ID: 12153013
ontrackprofessionals -

Use the DMCA option, for Yahoo the procedure is described here http://docs.yahoo.com/info/copyright/copyright.html

Here is a general explanation of DMCAs http://www.seologic.com/faq/dmca-notifications.php for search engines.

- duz
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: SSL Checker

Scans your site and returns information about your SSL implementation and certificate. Helpful for debugging and validating your SSL configuration.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

FAQ pages provide a simple way for you to supply and for customers to find answers to the most common questions about your company. Here are six reasons why your company website should have a FAQ page
SEO can be a real minefield to navigate, but there are three simple ways to up your SEO game just be re-assessing your content output.
This tutorial demonstrates how to identify and create boundary or building outlines in Google Maps. In this example, I outline the boundaries of an enclosed skatepark within a community park.  Login to your Google Account, then  Google for "Google M…
An overview of how to create reports in Adobe Analytics (formerly Omniture Site Catalyst) using pageNames, events, eVars and props. This video will show you how to install the Omniture Debugger tool so can see (and test) what is being passed int…

820 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question