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brand/site name use, spam?

How your brand/site's name is being used by others for their own profit



11:11 pm on Dec 19, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Ok, first of all this is not mere google related topic as I seen it happening on Y! too.
I was aware of this for a while just never gave any importance to this and not sure why today I decided to write about this… feeling grumpy I guess today?

I see the number of sites who use my site name growing recently and though I see no immediate danger from this it just looks spamy when you type your site’s name in SE and after your listing you see bunch of somesite.com/keyword-yoursitename- keyword.html(s) or even worse keywork-yoursitename.com(s)

Have you experienced this? If so what are your thoughts?


3:47 pm on Dec 29, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Shawn Steele

4:20 pm on Dec 29, 2004 (gmt 0)

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If it's a trademarked name, then you can do something about it.


7:03 pm on Dec 29, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I believe that's produced by "spam generating software"
They suck the SERP results for particular keyboards.

They cloak their real pages behind these fake pages that contain bits and pieces of your results (and others).

It is a growing problem.

Probably a cease and desist letter would help, but I don't see a definite solution.

Small Website Guy

7:11 pm on Dec 29, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I could only wish that I had a site that was so well known that my competitors were trying to get traffic by using my name.

And you can't do anything about it because of freedom of speech. Remember those ads from the 1970s where Pepsi would show people drinking a Pepsi and a Coke, and liking the Pepsi better?


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