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Guys, looks like my competition cant stop thinking of me!!!

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by ClownBaby, Mar 19, 2010.

  1. ClownBaby

    ClownBaby Power Member

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    the guy is posting on message boards making false claims about my site now. saying im a ripoff etc.

    targetting anywhere i market my stuff as well.

    what can i do about this? no idea why he doing that except that im competition bc i dont play dirty like that.
     
  2. seo-pro

    seo-pro Newbie

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    The fact that he is talking crap about you means he fears you.

    I have been running a successful website for 5 years or so. One thing I learned in the past 5 years is that your competitors can be ruthless.

    However, are theirs posts really hurting business? In most cases the old adage holds true, any publicity is good publicity.

    By calling you a scammer the guy is no doubt driving traffic directly to your site. If you are legitimate, your site should speak for itself and it shouldn't hurt your business.

    I really suggest you do not engage him. If he is posting on forum contact the admin of the forum and make him aware of the issue. If you must engage be cordial, do not swear or show anger. Write a single response, counter his claims in a smart and controlled manner. After that simply ignore him.

    To be honest man, before you do anything ask yourself, are you showing a decline in sales? If not, do not bother. You cannot control what somebody posts about you.
     
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  3. halfpoint

    halfpoint Regular Member

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    There's nothing you can do, so as long as you're not doing anything unethical I wouldn't worry about it.

    Keep an eye on related search terms and if any of his bad mouthing messages pop up on Google for any of your keywords then do some SEO work to bump them back down.
     
  4. GetThatMoney

    GetThatMoney Registered Member

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    If you're known in that market/community then let your customers vouch for you and keep doing business.
     
  5. ClownBaby

    ClownBaby Power Member

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    thanks for the advice guys. i notified the owners of those sites regarding this.
     
  6. ClownBaby

    ClownBaby Power Member

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    you guys know of good software to determine all the IP addresses accessing my website and where they are coming from? i know the country he is in and i know i get no visitors from there. so i am thinking of just blocking his IP
     
  7. seo-pro

    seo-pro Newbie

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    Have you given clicky analytics a shot?

    Code:
    http://getclicky.com/
    If you know the guys country it should be easy to track him. Clicky shows you his IP and allows you to name him by IP. It then allows you to track his every movement real time. That should suffice.
     
  8. ClownBaby

    ClownBaby Power Member

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    my competitor was found trashing my site and everything on forums. he just admitted to illegally accessing a public figures account on facebook and using it to market. should i notify facebook?
     
  9. seo-pro

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    If you feel you need to then do so. However, the more time you spend chasing his lies the more time you take away from doing something constructive. If you want to make it in business you have to realize you will always have haters. Just ignore them and they will eventually fuck off.

    The more you chase him the more committed he will become to defaming you.

    LET IT GO!
     
  10. lanky

    lanky Newbie

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    Good advice!