What Are Myvouchercodes Playing At And Should I Be Concerned?
Posted 28 March 2012 - 09:16 AM
(I'll use "my site" instead of putting my url in case it's best that way)
My site name - MyVoucherCodes
When I click this link the page that opens proclaims
my site name Voucher Codes 2012
Active my site name Promotional Voucher Codes & Discounts 2012
The entire page is then populated with adverts for all the affiliates related to my site's content including many I am affiliated to. This practice is in my opinion trying to hi-jack people looking for my site with a false promise they will find voucher codes. Once on the page they may well be tempted to use one of their affiliates instead of mine.
Bizarrely, right at the bottom they have a link to my site though it's a no follow and not a direct link.
My questions, which I hope to find an answer for, are, is this something I should complain to them about or something I should brush off as inconsequential? Is it something Google would frown upon?
Posted 28 March 2012 - 01:54 PM
If you have established trademark value in your site name you can issue a cease-and-desist letter to the Website owner. If they are unresponsive or you cannot find out how to contact them, you have the option of complaining to their hosting provider and/or to the advertising networks.
If you have NOT established trademark value, I'm not sure you can do anything.
Edited by Michael_Martinez, 28 March 2012 - 01:54 PM.
Posted 28 March 2012 - 09:33 PM
Posted 29 March 2012 - 05:13 AM
My main concern is whether it could do any harm seo-wise. Maybe I should be flattered? I don't know how they come up on the first page for a search for my web site though?
Posted 29 March 2012 - 11:45 AM
Actually, the voucher site might be defaming you under UK law. You may have sufficient grounds to demand that the page be taken down.
Posted 30 March 2012 - 05:06 AM
Posted 30 March 2012 - 07:36 AM
Panda, oh Panda, how you lost your way.
Posted 30 March 2012 - 09:21 AM
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