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Problem getting big - need advice

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by marc3777, Nov 19, 2010.

  1. marc3777

    marc3777 Registered Member

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    We have a competitor is who is the sleaziest little rat I've ever seen. We've always ignored his bad mouthing on the net, but its getting damaging now.

    He's made a couple false claims on one of those damned complaint boards. We ignored it for a year, but now he's actually linking the hell out of it and taking over the front page for our name.

    We've already contacted an attorney and they've said with the net the way it is, its nearly impossible, or too expensive to proceed.

    Any advice?
     
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    peter73 Regular Member

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    I think, you should DMCA him. Or does DMCA only work with content?
     
  3. aznxmtg

    aznxmtg Regular Member

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    Do the same for his site :)

    I have the same thing happen to me. You just need to outrank him for your company name. Also build 2.0s with that keyword and blast the !)@#)@@#@#( out of it.
     
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    ┼blackrat┼ Senior Member

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    We´ve seen a similar thread on BHW go well overboard once.

    Turned out nobody knew who the actual scammer was. It was fun as hell to watch tho.

    Has the guy asked you for money yet?

    His badmouthing is only for competitional purposes?

    That´s a tough situation to be in because countermeasures could actually fire back.

    Try to be polite and get the guy on the phone. Tell him BHW has got your back lol. Try to solve this with dialogue rather than fighting back, it could counterproduce and rank him even higher.
     
  5. marc3777

    marc3777 Registered Member

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    Thanks for the advice guys...

    Blackrat, ya its competition only and mudslinging isnt really our thing. LIke I said I would just ignore it but he is taking over half the page.

    My only thought is buying every variation of our name and doing some work on them. I assume they'd outrank his crap but not really what I want to spend my time or money on.

    I guess thats good for a couple service providers on BHW :)

    Anybody know the fastest way to rank brand new domains?
     
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    ┼blackrat┼ Senior Member

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    Custom wordpress installs get you indexed with no content in 3 days at most. One whole week and I can get you to 2nd page; 1 more and its 7th-10th most times. From there might take another 2 to climb more and more.

    Sorry thats my timings and I havent seen competition so it could be easier/harder and take less or more time respectively.

    As a general rule, faster could mean more danger and wasted efforts so I´m kinda used to these timings by now and they are a sure bet. Hit me up if u need more advice.
     
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