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Framed our site - Stole our name!

     

Alecto

11:27 pm on Apr 1, 2002 (gmt 0)

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With all this buzz about Fast updating and adding to their database, I decided to check on inbound links to our site. What did I find? Some other site framed us using the following format.

[theirsite.com...]

Now, that's bad enough. But then, the title they used for their page was 'www.oursite.com'. So now, if we search Alltheweb for 'www.oursite.com' their site shows up instead of ours.

Nice work Alltheweb. If this is a common occurrence on your engine, then people might as well, instead of framing small sites like ours, just go ahead and do the same thing with 'www.microsoft.com'!

1:55 pm on Apr 2, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Hmmm not sure if I understand you completely but it sounds to me as if you had a serious problem with the site that framed you, not so much with FAST?
2:16 pm on Apr 2, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Alecto, drop me the url in stickymail. It sounds like you ran into an open proxy cache server. It's quite common.

Alecto

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heini

My thinking was that if the other site could use our url in their title and have it show up instead of ours in a search, then anyone could do the same for any url. In which case, I would hold Alltheweb responsible for delivering the wrong pages. But then, I'm not sure exactly what's going on here. Hopefully, Brett will be able to enlighten me.

7:07 pm on Apr 2, 2002 (gmt 0)

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>>It sounds like you ran into an open proxy cache server<<

It's happened to us before. I found it by looking at link: pages via AltaVista. They were the only search engine that indexed these pages. I guess this happens, often. I was shocked when I first saw our site appearing under another URL.