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Google removing rankings for violations of the US Digital Millennium Copyright Act!

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by nanotechno, May 31, 2011.

  1. nanotechno

    nanotechno Junior Member

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    I haven't really seen this on Google ever before, I know that they basically deindex duplicate or scraped content but this is a first, look at the bottom results on this pic:

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  2. clyde

    clyde Elite Member

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    I see it all the time. Happens when a website infringe on digital trademarks.
     
  3. noermanto

    noermanto Regular Member

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  4. robertodelgato

    robertodelgato Regular Member

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    I took a look at one of the infringement notices and see there is a copy of the complaint. The complaint lists a HUGE number of sites and infringements, mostly stealing the logo of the product being sold.

    I see this becoming a fantastic way to get you competition on Big G knocked off 'your' SERP page, even if it involves notifying the vendor/logo owner of another site's infringement and telling them (charging them for it?) how to complain to Big G.

    (Evil laugh)
     
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    youssef93 Senior Member

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    Well that's why Title(II) of the DMCA (OCILLA) has a counter-notification provision that when used, will restore the disputed material.

    So much for knocking out your competition ;)
     
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    jeancarlin Registered Member

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    Thanks, just did a similar search in another market and found the #1 listing is an exact match domain claiming to be an official store for 'Brand X'. And using domaintools I find that they are registered in China. Go figure. So, the good net citizen that I am, I reported them.

    JC.
     
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    What page did you use to report them?
     
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    nettlestein Registered Member

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    up to page 4 you see tons of removals