I think you're misunderstanding me. This isn't about my site position in search engine rankings (I'm ranked both 1st and second), it's not about how Google lists me (it does so correctly, just as I want it to), it's about how the search engine results are being clogged up by totally inappropriate 'spam' listings. Many people access my site (which has an unusual, very memorable and rarely used elsewhere adjective combined with a noun as a name) by doing a direct Google search for my site name (don't even need to put http or www or .com or .co.uk) then clicking the link to my site. These days this is quite common apparently, using Google instead of browser bookmarks.
What's the problem? The problem is these companies are being listed in a search for MY site. As I have said, one of them even offers free membership, Their first and actual words under the mysite.theirsite heading is "Continue to Page Join for Free" without making any effort to show that the 'free membership' refers to their site NOT mine.
I have no objection to genuine results from other websites or people who happen to use what I call my site as a genuine descriptive for an activity which is unrelated to my target audience (mostly youtube and photo sites links).
I learn with interest that I am worth $118. This is approximately $118 more than the site has ever earned
Exactly, results such as these are often totally wrong and are also inappropriate. The ordinary person in the street searching for your site wants YOUR site, not whois info, or how many other websites are hosted on the same server, or how much some automated script thinks your site is worth.
It also angers me that these companies are using MY domain name as an advertisement for their services. Something I have NEVER given permission for anyone to do. Many of them list MY site as a subdomain of their site (eg, http:// mysite.theirsite.com) Again, this is totally unacceptable.
13 Best Websites that are similar to example.co.uk
is ok I supposde I feel because it is relevant result for people searching for sites like mine, but that's as far as I would go.
All those sites have looked you up because at some time in the past someone else asked about you
My site has been online since May 2001, so I suppose it is possible, but I can assure you, many many many of the 4,000 + results that are returned when my exact site url is typed into Google (or 6,000 + responses from Bing etc) are automated spam listings that no human being has ever been anywhere near.
I can't believe that yous all find this state of affairs acceptable?