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    Angry Thief Copied My Site Name and scraped content

    Some major asshole has copied my site name and title and knocked me out of google for several of my main terms. I have owned Casino Fan since 2000 and have put a ton of time and money into development. This thief is using machine generated crap.

    Please see the following:

    http://www.google.com/search?q=Certi...8&sourceid=ie7

    The thief is:
    pkhc.com/forum.php?page=115

    I have complained to Google in the webmaster forum area. I have entered Spam complaints and still this bugger is sitting there in my spot. If anyone can help it would be greatly appreciated.

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    Using your search, I saw your site in spot #26 and the pkhc site at #30.

    Upon visiting the site in question I see that they have faked a Google results page and changed the links on the fake result page to be theirs.

    I have seen this many times before and am shocked as to why Google does not react more swiftly in these cases.

    Google's own logo and trademarks are being infringed in these cases.

    I also filed a spam report.

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    Ah wow that is bad.

    Look at the bright side though. At least they didn't open a ****** poker room, never pay affiliates, make affiliates pay their rakeback players, threaten them, and them ban them from forums..........................

    'Cause that would just suck
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    Quote Originally Posted by Randy72560 View Post
    Ah wow that is bad.

    Look at the bright side though. At least they didn't open a ****** poker room, never pay affiliates, make affiliates pay their rakeback players, threaten them, and them ban them from forums..........................

    'Cause that would just suck

    HOF thats funny stuff right there

    Prof - likely take a week and should be gone - it doesnt take to long and you could also file a DMCA and contact the host to rip it down

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    Quote Originally Posted by Professor View Post
    Some major asshole has copied my site name and title and knocked me out of google for several of my main terms. I have owned Casino Fan since 2000 and have put a ton of time and money into development. This thief is using machine generated crap.
    Sorry to hear that Professor! It's happened to me so many times over the years that I just gave up on fighting it.

    Now that I have my legal certificate of Trademark for GamTrakŪ LLC (as of this week) I'm drooling at the mouth to make an example of anyone that violate it due to the crap done to my legacy site since 2001.

    I hope you get it straight soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randy72560 View Post
    Ah wow that is bad.

    Look at the bright side though. At least they didn't open a ****** poker room, never pay affiliates, make affiliates pay their rakeback players, threaten them, and them ban them from forums..........................

    'Cause that would just suck
    Dam it Randy you beat to it lol. Come on I have too say something this is torture.

    Anyway content theft is wrong and immoral for those who live by code a of ethical principles. Who at times put others before themselves.

    Anyway good luck LMAO... Done no sense wasting another stroke on nothing.

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    It is amazing how many folks try to get away with stuff like this. I do believe Google will handle it in whatever timeframe it takes them.

    I also know first hand how frustrating it can be. If you can believe it, someone once registered the domain casino-city-network.com and then copied almost the entire casino city site unchanged to that domain. And in my case they were hidden behind a host that didn't care about the DMCA. Fortunately google did, and so without traffic they site was eventually dropped.

    But this prompted me to see if the domain was still registered. It is, and it looks like I have a little investgation to conduct. That domain redirects to a website that is a GPWA approved portal.... Seems like it just might be that I should contact that webmaster.

    Thanks Professor. Who knows when or if I would have checked and found that out without your post.

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    Someone tell me I'm dreaming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caruso View Post
    Someone tell me I'm dreaming.
    LMAO I am afraid not. But lets do a test just in case. Post a random head butt to the keyboard. Then run out and grab a couple dozen of Red Bulls, the drink.

    lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Professor View Post
    Some major asshole has copied my site name and title and knocked me out of google for several of my main terms.
    Sadly, the GPWA endorses those type of sites all the time. A year or so ago I filed a complaint about a GPWA approved portal which was leeching off of one of my domains; after several attempts to make contact I finally received a clueless email asking me a bunch of meaningless questions. I believe I responded forgetaboutit - it was clear they didn't take my original complaint seriously.

    If GPWA wants to approve portals they need to do a much better job of it!

    Best of luck!

    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelCorfman View Post
    If you can believe it, someone once registered the domain casino-city-network.com and then copied almost the entire casino city site unchanged to that domain. .... That domain redirects to a website that is a GPWA approved portal.... Seems like it just might be that I should contact that webmaster.
    Now that is some funny stuff, seriously!
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    Quote Originally Posted by pgaming View Post
    LMAO I am afraid not. But lets do a test just in case. Post a random head butt to the keyboard. Then run out and grab a couple dozen of Red Bulls, the drink.
    I'm not dreaming.

    But I'm going to invoice you for a new keyboard.

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    But I'm going to invoice you for a new keyboard.
    Sure sounds fair may I recommend The Caesar KB005U? Very durable and comes with usb and audio ports.

    Okay I will throw in a sticker of the Prof's Avatar although it maybe altered a bit lol.

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    I hope this is not going to turn into a Lou Bashing thread , there is too much of that going on already on the forums.

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    Thanks CBG
    I am just a webmaster and affiliate trying to support his family. I started as an affiliate in 1999 and I have gone full circle back to what I loved about this industry; being an affiliate. I have nothing to do with any community, show, magazine or webmaster related services. This wasnt my choice, but it's been done and I have to do the best I can to pick up the pieces of my life and move on. I promise I wont post often as I dont want to be a distraction, but I am still very much a gaming affiliate and GPWA is the only outlet I have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by casinobonusguy View Post
    I hope this is not going to turn into a Lou Bashing thread , there is too much of that going on already on the forums.
    Well said.
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    Quote Originally Posted by casinobonusguy View Post
    I hope this is not going to turn into a Lou Bashing thread , there is too much of that going on already on the forums.
    Yes, please guys lets all try to get along please. There has been to much of this going on for the past few years so let's try to get along!

    I know it's hard as I have to bury a few hatchets (and not in the back), but am trying. For the most part we ARE on the same side and if it's a problem for some then please consider using the tools available like the [IGNORE] button. It works well! Trust me.

    Glad to see you posting when you need to Lou! Take care my friend!

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    All is good Prof and your welcome just poking. Anyway is the intent of this thread still an issue?

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    Hi Michael,

    Based on your implied disgust over the intent of this thread I have a question.

    If I spent an entire week tracking down all those involved stealing prof's content and if they are GPWA members will there be vote for banishment?

    No matter who they are or what clout they may have. The proof although not absolute facts, will be based on probabilities much like DNA.

    I am curious because I hate content theft same as you. This is no commitment yet but am thinking about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GamTrak View Post
    Yes, please guys lets all try to get along please. There has been to much of this going on for the past few years so let's try to get along!

    I know it's hard as I have to bury a few hatchets (and not in the back), but am trying. For the most part we ARE on the same side and if it's a problem for some then please consider using the tools available like the [IGNORE] button. It works well! Trust me.

    Glad to see you posting when you need to Lou! Take care my friend!
    Thanks for the tip Robin. I added five names to Ignore and it will certainly reduce stress levels and weed out negativity for the sake of negativity.

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