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web site cloning and google

hi i hope you are well.

ive got a problem here.

i had a website developed a few years ago, and my plan was for the developer to copy the structure of the site and give it to my brother so he could change the content and use it for his business too. the developer has since (its 2 years ago now so its understandable) stopped doing private jobs and cant help.

he put his site live a few weeks ago and since then my site has dissapeared from natural search listings and my google places place just doesnt show up which is hurting my business.

so far ive figured that my analytics code below on each page has also been cloned (which he will rip out)

<script type="text/javascript">
  var _gaq = _gaq || [];
  _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'blah']);
  (function() {
    var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true;
    ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + '.google-analytics.com/ga.js';
    var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s);

and also theres a file there called googlefSOMENUMEBRS.html which is something to do with analytics too i think which has also been copied - hes going to remove this too.

my questions are

1) how do we make the 2 sites different enough so that goole doesnt get upset? how far do we have to go?
2) how do i get my site back to where it was?

i would really appreciate your expertise.
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8/22/2022 - Mon
Ray Paseur

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ok, thanks for this, i will check this out. much appreciated,.
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