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False domain showing in Google

5:21 pm on Nov 25, 2012 (gmt 0)

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For the last ten years a website displayed correctly in Google as www.mysite.com

(Note: example domain name only, to protect client's privacy).

Then a few days ago the domain appeared in Google as:

The "feedity" domain is obviously a Clickbank affiliate link. And the affiliate link still redirects to www.mysite.com

1) How can Google erroneously list an affiliate link in place of an long-established domain name?

2) How can we fix this problem?

All advice welcome, thank you.

12:36 am on Nov 26, 2012 (gmt 0)

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WebmasterWorld Senior Member sgt_kickaxe is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 5+ Year Member

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It seems like image hijacking and domain rank hijacking is on the increase right now, there was an eye opening article on how easily it can be done recently but I won't mention the author since you're better off not looking it up. I have no doubt Google knows about the problem and is working on a solution.

Are you using site:example.com to look it up or some keyword?
12:42 am on Nov 26, 2012 (gmt 0)

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WebmasterWorld Administrator anallawalla is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member

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Don't know without checking deeper (i.e. whether the site is connected with the RSS feed provider), but they have over 30 such URLs indexed. Do a backlink check on all those URLs to see if they have inherited trust etc.

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