| 11:48 pm on Dec 13, 2004 (gmt 0)|
|I have a really good google position and i am concerned that this may effect it - should i contact google?. |
Possibly, look into whether you can make a DMCA complaint.
| 10:01 am on Dec 14, 2004 (gmt 0)|
Write to the hosting company. Most will delete the site immediately if you provide sufficient information that they can be sure which of the two sites is genuine.
| 1:30 pm on Dec 14, 2004 (gmt 0)|
Take a look at the checklist in this post [webmasterworld.com] in the Content, Writing and Copyright forum library.
And welcome to WebmasterWorld!
| 1:56 pm on Dec 14, 2004 (gmt 0)|
the problem with my situation is that the site in question is hosted on geocities and i do not know of any way to find their contact information as they have nothing like that on the copied version of my site. I have contacted geocities but no response yet - i could be waiting forever unless anyone knows of a relevant direct dial phone number or e-mail address
| 3:49 pm on Dec 14, 2004 (gmt 0)|
Contact AdWords support direct ASAP.
Their direct phone number is 1-866-2GOOGLE or 001-866-246-6453.
You want these guys out of AdWords as quick as possible.
| 3:54 pm on Dec 14, 2004 (gmt 0)|
#23 has the information you need.
Some more info here:
| 4:01 pm on Dec 14, 2004 (gmt 0)|
Get a lawyer on it straight away. Hit them hard.
We have had a similar experience and found that Google was extremely slow to respond to our DMCA compaint and in any event their response was not satisfactory.
| 4:26 pm on Dec 14, 2004 (gmt 0)|
i just got hold of adwords on that number and they will be removing the link. I have registered complaints with geocities but got no luck calling them. Hopefully this site will be down quickly.
thanks everyone for your help!