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Ecommerce site, duplication but without the checkout!
not quite dupelicate content but close!
Novus




msg:4332146
 4:27 pm on Jun 28, 2011 (gmt 0)

Today I found a website listing all of our products, just textual, none of our images were displayed, when you try to purchase a product you get re-directed to promo/affiliate site which has no relation to our company.

As a brand this obviously isnít doing us any good but it may not be doing us any harm web wise.

I see people talking about filing a DCMA but I wonder if itís worth getting involved in? is it worth submitting

Are you content to let them be? or do you aggressively chase these sites down?

 

LifeinAsia




msg:4332163
 5:05 pm on Jun 28, 2011 (gmt 0)

but it may not be doing us any harm web wise.

As long as Google sees your site as the original published and the other site as the "scraper" you should be okay. And of course, Google NEVER makes mistakes...

Is your company's brand mentioned in the text?

Novus




msg:4332601
 4:32 pm on Jun 29, 2011 (gmt 0)

Our brand makes up part of the meta title and meta description and theyhave our product text all over there page.

LifeinAsia




msg:4332658
 6:34 pm on Jun 29, 2011 (gmt 0)

Then I'd say it's probably helping your branding (unless the site somehow makes you look bad). And with your brand in the META data, my guess is that Google would most likely consider your site the original publisher.

Novus




msg:4333616
 1:50 pm on Jul 1, 2011 (gmt 0)

Yeah I suspect you are right, think I was feeling a bit belligerent after the SQL injection attack lol

It just bugs me that even if a potential customer found that site saw our products, wouldnt be able to buy a thing.

bwnbwn




msg:4333864
 9:27 pm on Jul 1, 2011 (gmt 0)

What they are doing is trying to steal your traffic to make a buck off another product. If your ok with that then OK. Me I would make them stop. Who wants to be branded with a site that tries to fool a possible customer you could have had but was fooled by the other site.

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