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I've been PageJacked!
What do I do about it?

Msg#: 506 posted 8:44 am on May 27, 2001 (gmt 0)

Not that I can probably do much about this [alltheweb.com] but it appears that an SEO company in HongKong has pagejacked my old home page, and submitted it with a re-direct to their own site. Look at the first result on the SERPs which goes to clixplus. This is an obvious attempt at passing off, code theft and TradeMark infringement, but short of going to HongKong and taking legal action what should I do, and in what order?

It appears I am not the only people they have done this to, I found 3 other companies by changing the URL /index35.htm to other index numbers (as in index25.htm and index15.htm. Goodness knows how many others might have been ripped off by these people!

And Google wonder why people consider cloaking?!



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Msg#: 506 posted 12:43 pm on May 27, 2001 (gmt 0)

makemetop, people like that just makememad!~ :mad:

I knew someone else who got their page jacked...first he contacted the owner directly, who promptly told him to go to h***! His next move was to contact their affiliate sponsors and host provider. Shortly thereafter the page was removed/changed...


Msg#: 506 posted 1:16 pm on May 27, 2001 (gmt 0)

On further checking - and information from another forum where I asked the same question, this is a huge code theft with many, many high ranking sites having their index or other pages taken - including Danny S's SEW, [clixplus.com] Yahoo! [clixplus.com] and (my favorite) Google's add URL page [clixplus.com].

I also found several home pages from members of these fora - complete with Titles and Company Names by running XENU. It is scary stuff.


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Msg#: 506 posted 3:00 am on May 31, 2001 (gmt 0)

Wow, those guys had thousands of pages they grabbed, must have been an automated grab-the-top-ranking-pages-per-engine-and-copy type set up.


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Msg#: 506 posted 8:35 am on May 31, 2001 (gmt 0)

Meet Chris Robinson [visionkl.com], president of Clixplus.com Ltd. Hong Kong.
whole page [visionkl.com].
Btw, ALL their pages are nuked from Google. Hope you feel better...


Msg#: 506 posted 8:59 am on May 31, 2001 (gmt 0)

Chris moves in exalted circles! I sent Google the clixplus copy of Google's add URL page and got a reply that they would take 'appropriate action'. Sunday they had nearly 2K pages on Google and today - zip! Several other people also took action against them so I think that Mr. Robinson may be reconsidering his company's SEO strategy :)

Certainly all the pages which were 'jacked that I found have been replaced with straight redirects - so I think their little 'experiment' is over.

Thanks to all the people who helped stamp this out so quickly.


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Msg#: 506 posted 9:37 am on May 31, 2001 (gmt 0)

All goes to show that entry to the glitterati is paved with thievery!


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Msg#: 506 posted 8:46 pm on May 31, 2001 (gmt 0)

Although not removed from the db, they are now banned by Ink.

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