I am currently promoting a large public event attended by up to 10,000 people. A rumour emerged that the event had been cancelled and on further investigation I have discovered that the company who promoted the event last year who have lost the contract this year have set up a fake site which announces that the event has been cancelled. They have also made posts in forums, facebook and wiki which all announce the event is cancelled. This is of course nonsense. They have left running their website which has very good serps as they have promoted the site for many years and if you call the ticket hotline it also announces that the 2009 event is cancelled. I have all the logs of the changes they have made to my Wiki page which ranks 2 for most of my keywords. 1000's of potential customers have heard the rumour, not bought tickets and customers are worried about buying tickets just in case it is cancelled. This event will definitely go ahead regardless! I have decided to take legal action against the company but my solicitor suggests that proving loss might be difficult. 1. Is there anyway I can find out how many hits their 'fake' website has received? 2. Is their anyway I can quickly take down the fake site - I have threatened legal action and it is still there! 3. Any other advice would be great. The damage has already been done and rumours are rife about the cancellation but I need help in getting some compensation.