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Duplicate content on a domain tools website

11:35 am on Jan 28, 2008 (gmt 0)

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After suffering a recent (very sudden) drop in rankings, I used copyscape to see if there had been any copying of our website.

A website that offers perfectly useful domain info has a copy of our homepage on a page about us. When I say a copy, it's not a picture but a text-only version of our home page. G has picked this up and definitely has it in their cache. This is content we own, and paid a pro writer for.

Naturally, I'd like it removed but the company has not replied to emails or removed the content which is ours. Their domain is registered to the US, we are in the UK.

Can anyone advise?

I have banned the entire range of IP addresses from this company but it makes no difference - it's cached.

Any help appreciated.

[edited by: engine at 12:46 pm (utc) on Jan. 28, 2008]
[edit reason] See TOS [webmasterworld.com] [/edit]

9:17 pm on Jan 28, 2008 (gmt 0)

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You may want to give this thread about copied content a read - it's from our Content and Copyright forum: [webmasterworld.com...]

Beyond that, keep working with, strengthening and marketing your own site directly. It's not likely that this quote is the only reason for your rankings drop. If it were, then domain tools sites like this would be knocking all kinds of other domains out of their previous rankings.

10:35 pm on Jan 28, 2008 (gmt 0)

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You can add them to your robots.txt so that they can no longer crawl your site.

But I doubt this is the reason why your site was dropped in Google. I suspect something else going on.

I refer you to this post: [webmasterworld.com...]