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How My Competitor dropped Me From Google Search

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by gogetta, Nov 1, 2008.

  1. gogetta

    gogetta Power Member

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    Whats good everyone? Now I wrote a thread a while back asking how is it that a competitor is able to remove me from the search engine. Well since then i figured out how he is doing it and there is no way of stopping him. I have lost a total of 50 blogs and articles from ezine to this damn idiot. Here is how he is doing it.

    Ok i was researching search results like normal when I had come across one of my articles that had been at #1 on google. When i first seen it I was like wow that flew to the top even though I havent fed it any links. So all was good, but as I got to the second page of Google I noticed my article again. Nothing wrong with that as sometime you will see your site come up on a couple of pages.

    So I went into the site and observed my article, well at that moment I thought that my account had been hijacked. What I first noticed is that the users name was not mine. So i started flippin out thinking this guy done changed only the url from my site to his and locked my out of my account.
    Thats not at all what happened, this dude copied my complete article and re posted on the exact same site I had posted mine on. Right after he copies my site he goes and report both sites to google as duplicate content.

    Now mind you I have lost over 50 or so sites to this guy using these illegal tactics to out rank me,and there is no way for me to fight back if he is using this to beat me. I had numerous sites that were pr4 and pr5 and I have only seen 2 of them come back. But they will only be back temporarily intill he decides to do it again.

    What do you guys think?
     
  2. Money2spare

    Money2spare BANNED BANNED

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    what I would suggest doing to this person would be illegal and beyond the scope of blackhat so I will keep my mouth shut.
     
  3. tmd4183

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    Get a list of his sites - post them here and we can gang up on him. I had someone copying a bunch of my work in the past, and I know now he regrets ever doing so.

    Just my 2 pennies here
     
  4. mattstrike

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    If he has created an alternate domain, and is ripping off your content, file a DMCA complaint on his butt with his ISP.
     
  5. mearington

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    Are you kidding?! You shouldn't even have to ask that question. Now that you know what he did, it's about time to return the favor. Come on, don't take that crap from him! Post his sites up here. We'll help you out.
     
  6. bizcredit

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    You need to contact this guy,tell him he owes you $1000 for each time he used your articles without permission and you'll be filing a lawsuit.
     
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    I can see the 50 XRumer campaigns firing off tonight from all over the world, all in sequence.
     
  8. gogetta

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    The problem is that he doesn't use any one site to get top ranking. Hes using all social networks and he changes his user name on each article he post. Then he just links them to his domain where he pitches his sales letter. His domain is already blacklisted from Google because hes no where to be found.
     
  9. StillSmiling

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    Yeah man...I was thinking along the same lines. I'm all about letting Karma do its thing, but sometimes it needs a little help :rolleyes:

    Before everybody goes all out with the revenge plots, lets keep in mind that our guy is going to have to build a shield around himself and go incognito before he does anything. The dude giving him grief already has quite a bit of info on him, so this can become a "tit-for-tat" situation very quickly if he's not stealthy and strong enough to take this jerk out completely at the first strike.
     
  10. Keedev

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    Let me get this straight. He copied all your content and just told google, "hey look this guy stole my shit". Then they dropped you?

    He has also done "50" of your sites as well?

    It just seems like your just trying to find a way to derank someone, sorry if I seem ignorant. I just find this to be a bunch of bull, google bots are setup for a reason.
     
  11. mattstrike

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    Find his host. Find the abuse and/or DMCA complaint form/email for that host. Send links of your pirated content (like the social networking sites), and say that this guy is directly promoting his letter with pirated content, and you want to file a complaint.

    If his host is halfway reputable, they will be all over him to change his ways in a hurry, because they don't want to be anywhere near an IP suit.
     
  12. gogetta

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    I haven't asked you for anything in getting him removed, so i really don't understand how you figure i'm trying derank him. I'm only here telling you the story and what happened. I don't lie!

    I have told everyone willing to sabotage him that i am not about to do the same. So maybe you should try to figure out another reason for me to be sharing this.
     
  13. gogetta

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    As if I'm not already mad that this is happening... Really everyone I'm not here asking how to derank someone so please dont share how to do so. Just tell me your thoughts on the matter at hand. Thanks
     
  14. mattstrike

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    I'm a bit confused. If this guy is really ripping off your content, you can go after him with his ISP. No de-ranking involved, just a "Sword of Damocles" hanging over his head in the sense that if he does not stop duping your content, he loses his hosting.
     
  15. mearington

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    Not to seem rude, but you only have a couple of options. You could try and get him removed and teach him a lesson, or you could continue to grab you ankles and keep taking it up the ass like you've been doing.
     
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    I have always been under the impression that it is not possible to be booted out of Goggle if it's something that is out of your control. Surely if it was that easy to get a site de-listed there would be a whole lot more of it going on?

    Your story doesn't hold water for me. I don't doubt that the guy has ripped off your content and put his own links on it, but dupe content happens all the time. What makes you think he has reported you for dupe content? Do you have evidence?

    Could it be that your sites were de-listed for a different reason, and you are jumpimg to incorrect conclusions?
     
  17. blackhaze

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    if he indeed copied YOUR articles, write to any article directory out there, file a complaint. He will get banned - he is violating your copyright.

    If done right this dudes name would be out of any article dir in NO TIME.

    2) this is a BH forum...so i kinda giggle seeing someone complain about how someone else using dirty BH methods outranks you...sorry. Get your freak on and do whatever it takes to outrank HIM. Xrumer, Hire social BM, etc..etc... and beat him to the curb.
     
  18. gogetta

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    Thanks I have already done this and asked that they would remove the entire article under his accounts. Since mine was created on oct. 22nd and his was dated on the 23rd so i don't see why they wouldn't. Also I'm reading up on copyright laws and trying to find out my options.
     
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  19. xhanuman

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    gogetta -I think it's smart that you are asking for advice before taking action... brilliant, in fact. If this were happening in the brick and mortar world, it wouldn't be so easy for him to slide by w/o lawyers chewing on him... the digital world is still a frontier full of outlaws doing stuff that is well-beyond the scope of BH.
     
  20. pinoyvid

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    And I wouldn't be surprise if his competitor is a member here.