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  1. #1
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    ...so I'm looking for advice. This is an almost verbatum duplicate of one of our index pages.

    I've contacted the site that did the copying, as well as the host listed in whois.

    I don't expect many results, though, because the site that ripped us off is actually owned by another company, one that we've been beating out in search engines in a highly competitive niche.

    So, my question is: who else can I contact to make them change the page?

    [ 06-14-2002: Message edited by: SpongeBo2 ]

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    SpongeBo...this really doesn't help your situation, however, with the frequency that this has been happening, I wonder if you could get away with billing them for the text they have stolen. More or less a consultation fee. They took your copy, and you normally charge $300 to write copy for a website. They decided to use the product you produced. Then spend the $30 bucks to take them to small claims if they don't pay. Does anybody with more experience see something like this being pulled off?

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    Thanks for the advice. I may just do that.

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    make sure and contact any and all affiliate programs they are using and alert them. most decent ones will drop them.

  5. #5
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    I have some advice, as this happened to me recently. The person not only copied my site, but also used the exact same sponsors.

    There are 3 things you must do....

    #1 Contact their sponsors

    #2 Contact their sponsors

    #3 Contact their sponsors

    If that doesn't work then Contact their sponsors.

    Hope that helps.

    I have a very close relationship with all of my sponsors, so it was as easy as a phone call.

    More advice: HAVE A VERY CLOSE RELATIONSHIP WITH YOUR SPONSORS ALSO.

    Send the affiliate mgr a post card, B-Day card, Christmas card, etc. No, you don't have to do that, but it helps in these situations. It's also nice to do business with someone you consider a friend.

    I looked in the fridge and my Shrimp is gone.

    Grrrr

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    At least their not in China(happened to me) !

    Then your really screwed.

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    Mmmm, yummy post, Shrimp!

    Off to send shrimp tempura to my favorite merchants!

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    oooooo - why did you have to go and mention tempura?

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    I hear that! Tempura is sooooo sooooo good :eek:

    Does that mean the crooks are in Japan?

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    No I think Shrimp got tired of being Scampi, decided to take a dip in batter (not butter) and get fried.

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