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Yahoo Answers copied my content

gave link to me with rel=nofollow tag



1:29 pm on Oct 6, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Someone asked a question at Yahoo! Answers service.
They provided a reply based on our website. The reply is basicly a copy of one of our pages that perfectly answers the question.

So now, our content is both: on our site and yahoo answers. and both pages are cached by google.

the reply gives a link to my site but it is with a nofollow tag.

I am wondering what to do now.
it would be funny to run DMCA against yahoo answers.


2:00 pm on Oct 6, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Surely Yahoo Answers must have some point of contact for such cases? I'd assume they would be interested in a "friendly solution", yours can't be the first case of this kind.


6:11 pm on Oct 6, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Did they snag your whole page, or just quote a section of it?

I can totally sympathize but if they just quoted you, gave you credit, and then linked to you, you came out pretty good.

The nofollow sucks though :P


6:15 pm on Oct 6, 2006 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Administrator buckworks is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member

When the OP says "basicly a copy of one of our pages" that sounds like significantly more than a fair-use quoted snippet.


7:49 am on Oct 11, 2006 (gmt 0)

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they replier copied all text from the page. they did not include menus and pictures of course.
but the entire text from my page was simply copied.

sure i get a credit. but now my page can be deemed a copy of yahoo and not yahoo page a copy of mine.

I simply would not like to rewrite my page to make it original only because a website like yahoo.com took it.
in SE's eyes, yahoo.com will always have more trust...


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