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ISSUE: Competitor site claiming I ripped off site and posting where i do my SEO, HELP!

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by ClownBaby, Mar 4, 2010.

  1. ClownBaby

    ClownBaby Power Member

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    what can i do about this?

    the guy uses the same ezines and article databases as i do and is posting in forums where i get traffic claiming my site is a ripoff etc.

    both sites had an article from another site source. owner of that site is publishing in forums where i was doing my SEO claiming i ripping off the site to give my site bad press to my target market.


    what can i do?
     
  2. ClownBaby

    ClownBaby Power Member

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    not sure which forum to post this on
     
  3. ClownBaby

    ClownBaby Power Member

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    mods if this belongs in another subforum please let me know
     
  4. Adderus

    Adderus Registered Member

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    You have a few options you can do:

    1) Flame back with a rebuttal(something to contradict or nullify what he is saying, e.g pointing out he uses same sources as you and he is a ripoff)[unprofessional]

    2)Ignore him

    3)Reply back in a professional manner stating the facts(rebuttal with style)

    4)Find out all his information and send out a "Holla-Gram"(send big gangsta to "beat down" the competition...jk lol)

    5)Take your competitor down through various techniques(DOS, Spamming, etc etc)


    Adderus
     
  5. XsenseX

    XsenseX Registered Member

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    The fighting will never end ...

    Spend more time doing other types of SEO marketing and let him play around til he is tired.

    If you don't respond, any tom dick harry will stop posting rubbish about you within 2 weeks. For sure. Cause they think they have won.
     
  6. snap2

    snap2 Junior Member

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    I'd tend to agree initially with Adderus suggestions of No. 1, No. 2, and No. 3. Failing that, then the other options and some more along the same lines may be something you could consider.
     
  7. onlinepromoter

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    Hey bad advertising is free advertising in my opinion

    props* on the xrumer run bashing his site thats golden :)

    honestly if somone is pist off saying this site stole my stuff ... blah blah blah i'm the nosey guy who will want to check out the site :)
     
  8. aceshigh888

    aceshigh888 Newbie

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    All you have to do is ignore them and they'll move on. But if you send them more info, reply, confront them or whatever, they'll just feed off that and keep going. But just totally ignore them. They'll get bored with it and move on with there pathetic life.
     
  9. Adderus

    Adderus Registered Member

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    Yeah I didn't even think about that. Free traffic for life if you ever get your story really popular. I may look into this for some of my smaller sites to see what happens. Might test it on a few blogger blogs or even wordpress.

    Adderus
     
  10. aftershock2020

    aftershock2020 Senior Member

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    This topic always makes me laugh...

    Don't be a freakin' child and spam him out of business. That's total BS and for slackers that can't hold their own. Sorry you guys, but it is the truth. IF you have to spam someone out of business, you are just as much a chicken turd as this idiot messin' with this guy.

    Here's what you do...

    Be professional, 100%, zero tolerance of anything less.

    If he flames you in the forums, you report it to the mod and keep your mouth shut in the postings, don't work a post war trying to defend yourself against a liar. It only makes you look guilty, even if you aren't. That's why the court system calls it a defense and defendant.

    Ignore this idiot and don't play his game, by his rules. He is doing this crap for 3 solid reasons, as it is with all of these scumbags that do this garbage:

    1. to keep you from retaining your rank by not working and having you stress out and focus everything on this crap, which is what he needs to beat you on your site...you to stop working on work.

    2. to get false sympathy from the forum members if you fight him in a post war. They will favor him if you try to call him out. Don't waste your time there. Again, if you are defending yourself against the 10's there, you aren't getting the money/traffic from the 100's you are not reaching through your postings and work elsewhere.

    3. to get a lead on your traffic, rank and profit funnel while braking you down and getting off on your pain. He has to cause you pain and torture you this way because he can't beat you on a level playing field. This is his cheat.

    Time for you to stop playing his dice scam and get the home field advantage, your house, your rules and your better play book. Here's what you do to do that:

    1. IF he wants to play the victim, make him one. He claimed you stole his site concept and traffic tactics...return the favor by doing just that. Just be sure and do it your way.

    * You regularly post a certain way and he tracked that method. So, let's say articles for example. If he posts 1 article right after your's is approved, matching you 2 to 1 to beat you in rank, then change from what he knows to a different method.

    Write/collect 20 articles in a week and post a random volume count everyday; mon. - 2 articles, tues. - 6 articles, wed. - 1 article , etc. Do this posting style and DON'T worry or watch what he is doing anymore.

    With this guy never knowing how many articles or posts you are going to push per day, he will not be able to keep up with the flow of content coming from you anymore. He will be so busy tracking and writing/collecting to keep up that he will be too busy and behind or flatout give up on chasing you at all anymore within no time.

    You will have beaten him due to your consistant and ever growing social media promotions and rising rank because of it, you will recover all of your traffic and more in no time flat.

    That simple change in technique will be more than plenty to keep this guy so busy that he won't even have time to post anymore trash talk.

    Think about all of your seo tactics and modify accordingly.

    Sorry this is so long and hope it helps.
     
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  11. plasmaflux

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    I recommend you take some of your eggs out of that basket.

    If you built something big enough to get a competitor trying to take you down, you can do it again.

    It's all part of the price of success.