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- Posted on
March 29, 2007, 11:57 am
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discovered, thanks to Copyscape, that a competitor has "stolen" and
copied 10 lines from my client's home page.
As ridiculous and blatant as this theft may seem (no other words come to
mind to describe it), my clients is not willing to go after these poorly
minded guys or threaten any legal actions and I thought they would be
"punished" anyway by Google's duplicate content penalty.
Surprise. No, it's the other way round or so it seems:
I take the first sentence I put it on Google search between invertted
commas. One hit: *Their site* www.theirsite.com/
Only if a click on "repeat the search with the omitted results
included", I get three hits:
plus www.theirsite.com/default.asp (which is the same page)
and finally www.oursite.com/index.html
I'm sure they were the ones who copied and not viceversa (The wayback
machine says so), I'm also sure my clients pages were already indexed on
Google 2 years ago when their site did not even exist.
So, why is it that? This thing annoies me a little.