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How to combat niche theft?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by gentzalli, Jan 20, 2017.

  1. gentzalli

    gentzalli Junior Member

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    A very specific domain was registered in my almost micro-niche about a day after I bought some SEO off a somewhat popular guy, and while it could be a coincidence Im not sure it is. Assuming the guy stole my niche, what could I do to combat it? Leave a poor review? Negative seo? Show up at his house with a mask? He's got no domain privacy but he doesn't share his real name or location on his profile so I can't be sure it's the same guy
     
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    walid928 Newbie

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    I don't know dude but MIASANMIA
     
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    jamesjk1 Senior Member

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    Honestly, there's not much you can do about it. Don't bother with negative SEO. Just get on with building your own site and doing a good job.
     
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    You are talking about competition?

    Hmm thats good, only good things happeb with competition.

    Welcome to the real world.
     
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    quick! forward your entire team of not make believe lawyers details to OP for immediate and very non-bad legal advice
     
  6. gentzalli

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    I think we both know that I'd be better off if I didn't possibly expose a niche to a guy who seems to know his seo.
     
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    Thanks babe! :D
     
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    Niche theft thats a new one. unless you have patent on your niche this is what happens.
     
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    Really, was that niche under your lock and key :oops:
     
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    Love that, niche theft. So if you register a music domain name does that mean you own the music niche?
    Contact a lawyer I'm sure they will find this funny
     
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    Just do better than him
     
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    It's called competition and happens everywhere.

    There is no such thing as niche theft.Everyone is targeting something.

    If you think you're the only one in that niche....then think again.
     
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    Go to the dark web and hire a hitman....Or you could work 24/7 and stomp his business to the ground.
     
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    My face when Im stealing niches
    skiimask.jpg

    In all honesty, if they really did that its pretty shitty, but technically its legal and really just shady competition.
     
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    Name and shame him, I need to know to protect my niches from him.
     
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    There is nothing you can do about it, but as a service provider, it's not smart to piss off your paying customers by starting to directly compete with them.
     
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    All the niches be MINE!
     
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    It does suck when some one that you've worked with does this.

    Even more so in person. We hired a couple of people a few years ago to help us with some manufacturing work during a busy season (which has a relatively low barrier of entry $ wise, other than having the know how). Few months later, their contract ended, and they started the same business!

    Fortunately, they didn't do any IM, so they only took a few of our local clients.
     
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    That's life :(