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This is no joke. I got a call this AM from a close personal friend who also happens to be the widow of a pretty famous actor. When you Google her late husband's name, one of the top 10 results claims to be the "official" site of her husband.
In truth, there is no official site. We may create one and there's no doubt that she is the legitimate "heir." This "impostor" claims to be his first born son, but the wife says not. I believe her. For sure, there's nothing "official" about this site even though it makes this claim including in the page title so it appears that way on the SERP (as well as in Wikipedia).
I know how to make the new site, if we make one, the "authority" from a SEM point of view; but does Google ever penalize sites for being the in-authentic "official" site if there is evidence to the contrary? In other word, penalize the site for its false representation.
Any help will be very much appreciated!
I would just email the guy and ask him to stop using the words "official site" on his site. Or go to one of those free ask a lawyer sites and see if it's fraud then search for a sample cease and desist letter (c&d), send him one of those...might help.
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