| 12:17 pm on Mar 13, 2005 (gmt 0)|
If you own the copyright. Issue a DDMA notice to Google against the site that is ranking higher than you.
| 2:47 pm on Mar 13, 2005 (gmt 0)|
|I decided to change all the content on my main page. Do you think it will help me? |
You are describing the same problem I am faced with right now. My main page or home page changes daily based on new articles that are published. It does not help me.
| 2:52 pm on Mar 13, 2005 (gmt 0)|
|If you own the copyright. Issue a DDMA notice to Google against the site that is ranking higher than you. |
Yea, that will help...Google couldn't care less, they will send you that stupid form letter about ranking in Google, yada yada yada and send you on your way. I have given up
trying to write them, or Googleguy, he appears to have become insignificant as well.
| 10:04 am on Mar 14, 2005 (gmt 0)|
The DDMA noticed has worked for a number of people. May I suggest that there was a problem with the way you presented your request?
| 11:57 am on Mar 14, 2005 (gmt 0)|
Recently (2 weeks ago) I found a site that had copied my whole site and even though it had no PR, it was ranking higher than me for exact text matches (possibly my site had other issues). I send a DMCA to google and the homepage was removed from the index within a week. So yes send a DMCA if you can prove you have the copyright. One point, they only removed the homepage, I had sort of assumed that they would remove all pages once they saw the site and there were still plenty of other copied pages. I filed another request but nothing has happened with that and for reasons unbeknown to me the site suddenly has removed all the copied content.
Because of this I have now independently registered my site content so that I am better protected next time. Its disheartening when you spend a day getting some copy looking good and then a competitor just comes along and copies it, why bother.
| 6:49 pm on Mar 15, 2005 (gmt 0)|
how do you go about "independently registered my site content "
This has just happened to me and my sites ranking has taken a nosedive.
| 10:30 am on Mar 16, 2005 (gmt 0)|
do a search on copyright service uk, should be obvious who i did it. it is not a legal registration though, just 'independent' evidence that at this date you did in fact have this content.
note that I am not sure about the benefits, i would not likely get any damages because my content is not valuable but I did it just so that if i have to write another dmca to google, I can include this as independent evidence of ownership. If you already have a problem it wont help because the registration is dated of course.
i used httrack to get my site running on a cd and wrote a program to blank any images that were not really mine (per se).
hope that helps
| 3:33 pm on Mar 16, 2005 (gmt 0)|
Thanks for that, i shall check it out, be good to have a leg to stand on if the problem arises again.