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Competition sent bogus DMCA report through Google, got my site deindexed for top keywords

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Sherbert Hoover, Oct 19, 2015.

  1. Sherbert Hoover

    Sherbert Hoover Jr. Executive VIP Jr. VIP

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    My biggest competition sent a DMCA report through Google's legal team, and somehow it went through. When I searched the keyword I am battling them on, now I don't see any of my sites, but all of theirs, and a Chilling Effects notice at the bottom of the page that is still processing. I know they did it, as it literally just targets my sites and links. Is there any way to circumvent this and get my sites ranking for these keywords again without going through a massive legal process?
     
  2. mywish123

    mywish123 Regular Member

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    what is your website niche ? and how many dmca you got per day or per week ?
     
  3. Sherbert Hoover

    Sherbert Hoover Jr. Executive VIP Jr. VIP

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    How is any of that relevant? I never received any notices, however there is no contact method on any of my sites and my whois is privatized.
     
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    Are you doing ANYTHING that could prompt a legit DMCA notice from someone (or company) that has a right to send you such notices? If your site is clean, and could not legitimately prompt a DMCA action, then you should contact Google and get it back up. If the DMCA notice may have legitimate points, then it is irrelevant who sent it....your argument will probably not get your sites back up.

    Do I make sense?
     
  5. rob1977

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    You must have copied their content. Google manually review's your site and the complainers site and makes a decision.

    By the way all the time you see people on here talking about dmca ignoring. Or hosting that ignores dmca, none of it means Jack, because Google will enforce all legit dmca so you you really can't hide.
     
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    Zwielicht Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    9/10 whenever I see these threads, the OP did something to warrant the report or penalty, so look for anything on your site that might have been copied from your competitors site.
     
  7. Sherbert Hoover

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    Good advice guys. I'm checking over my pages now to see if there's anything that may seem copied. I'd sure hope not, as I wrote 100% of the content myself. Thanks.
     
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    Zwielicht Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    Be sure to look over any of the images and videos you have on your site. :)