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Penalized by Yahoo

now pirates using name to get traffic



7:19 am on May 6, 2004 (gmt 0)

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My site is well known in the industry and since being penalized by Yahoo another company seeing that the site isnt showing up in results, has registered all variations of my company's domain name and created pages linking to their home page.

Not only has the Yahoo penalty resulted in a huge decrease in sales, it is forcing me to take legal action against someone who is using the fact that I dont come up in SERPS, to their own advantage.


6:55 pm on May 11, 2004 (gmt 0)

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checked it and saw it,
you refer that they bought yoursite.net, .biz, .org etc.
and registered april 2

The strange thing is that donīt have any backlinks for yoursite.net...and are in serps for searching for name of your site.

yoursite.net is down now,...and the page donīt have any cached page....why someone is cached and others arenīt?

I better buy at least .net for my domain as well, my site is to small, but one never know, locally we arenīt small....somebody could pinch it.

[edited by: helenp at 7:52 pm (utc) on May 11, 2004]


7:37 pm on May 11, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Actually this gives me an idea.......
Iīm stupid on these things, ever needed to think about it.

How did they redirect the site with yoursite.net?
The page have title and text........
so must be done with an metarefresh...?

If I registered mysite.net, and with an metarefresh or with an redirect directed it to my site, what would happen? Of course only letting yahoo spider it.
Obviously, no links are needed to get indexed.

Though yahoo indexes redirections.....

edited, see they did linking it.....


9:29 pm on May 11, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Pretty amazing that Yahoo picked up those sites in their index and they werer only one page sites, with a link to the company's home page, plus some streaming news content.

After sending them a letter they removed all of the content including links.


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