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Who owns quickwebindex.com

Discussion in 'Directories' started by mikey1090, Oct 19, 2007.

  1. #1
    Hi guys,
    SEMrush
    Whilst browsing around, checking my backlinks i came across a bid directory using my theme. They were kind enough to keep the footer links but i saw something else that i want too happy about.

    http://www.quickwebindex.com/bidforlinks/

    full category taken from www.zorg-links.com

    Whoever owns the site i ask that they remove the categories and add their own unique structure. Things like this cause issues with search engines and as you may know I already have enough to deal with.
     
    mikey1090, Oct 19, 2007 IP
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    seo4china Well-Known Member

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    Did you try to email them through their website? Not all directories owners are on DP :)
     
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    sachin410 Illustrious Member

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    Brian1970 Notable Member

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    I don’t really see the problem.

    Lots of directories use category dumps, I don’t see how this would create a search engine problem.

    Thanks Brian
     
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  5. mikey1090

    mikey1090 Moderator Staff

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    #5
    I fully agree with you brian. But thats the exact reason I dont use category dumps on my proper directories. I want to be unique.

    I also dont offer any category dumps for zorg links, so the only way this has been done is strangely - someone has sat there any manually copied every single one of my categories. Now tell me why anyone would bother?
     
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    iatbm Prominent Member

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    Your categories are good but those are just general categories that anyone could come up with. I agree that those are the same :rolleyes: but are just too general to really make some sort of affair out of it ;)

    Go on and let it be
     
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    Brian1970 Notable Member

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    I can’t really answer that as it wasn’t me, maybe he couldn’t find a dump and copied yours to get the script running quickly.

    Deluxdon is a good guy; if the site belongs to him I’m sure he will sort this.

    There’s nothing unique about the categories. (already posted, sorry)

    Thanks Brian
     
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    pipes Prominent Member

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    Thing is, with respect to all involved, is you cant in effect, call a category structure your own, its not protected and theres nothing to say it can be as far as im aware.

    Similar to when Spike Lee (film director) tried sueing that tv company for using the name Spike it was rediculous.

    I understand anyone being annoyed at a logo being copied or something like that.
     
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  9. mikey1090

    mikey1090 Moderator Staff

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    #9
    Well sorry to be a pain but my category structure is much different to general directories.

    As the script didnt support sub categories, i added more.

    I would say the directories section and the 3 at the end are unique enough, if you find the others general. I would like to hear from the owner.
     
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    Brian1970 Notable Member

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    Try using google on the 3 at the end; it’s very hard to be unique with the number of site on the net.

    free_directories bid_for_position_directories/ and directories/ do a copy and paste in google.

    All that is needed is the removal of []

    Thanks Brian
     
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    uttoransen Prominent Member

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    #11
    deluxdon is a good guy, and am sure he will come and clear things up!

    as for the copy-paste is conserned, here is how i see at it!

    let's see, these are some categories from, quickwebindex

    Media & Music
    Movies and Videos
    News & Politics

    see! it says "movies and videos", and not "Movies & Videos"

    now, look at mikeys!!
    Media & Music
    Movies and Videos
    News & Politics

    see, movies and videos! IMHO it is an absolutely copy-paste work

    anyways,
    cheers!
     
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    DownUnder Well-Known Member

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    There will always be Coca Cola and there will always be the cheap cola copy.

    but only one of them will give you the real thing.
     
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    Pepsi ? :D
     
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    Totally understand you not wanting anyone copying this, its just that not much can be done to stop anything, unless you involve the law and can hire legal help but nobody is going to do that, and internet law is complicated.

    Ive seen people challenged on the forums over copying and they just tell the original owner to p off :eek: unless you can spend serious money to protect your things then theres nothing else you can do.

    Verbal threats dont work as they are hollow, nothing to back them up, nobody is scared of legal action, it costs too much to take it.
     
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    :) thats the one, i would also like to point out i dont see the other directory as cheap or bad / wrong. it would be very hard these days with so many directories to come up with diferent structures and could be done without intent.
     
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    In most cases it is not worth it but when it does happen, the fun starts, we had a designer try and blackmail / extort one of our projects to the tune of 100K plus. We had no option but to uload our legal team onto him ( these guys scare me and im on their side ), all i will say is you hit hard and strong and the matter was resolved in minutes, sometimes you simply do not play with people especially when they want to play dirty.
     
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    Absolutely, i agree if you can back it up and you feel you need to use full force then bring in your big guns, 99.999% couldn't as they dont have that backup.

    Extortion of course, very serious and understandable regarding big $ like that.

    Somethings are best left alone but if your looking at loosing tens or hundreds of thousands then its worth fighting.
     
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    On the face of it, it certainly looks like a straight rip off of your cats, not sure you can do much about it though, they are general after all and you'll have a tough job convincing anyone you have the sole right to use a list of common categories in that particular order.

    Save you own time and effort and just take it as a compliment that you design great category structures and move on...
     
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  19. deluxdon

    deluxdon Catch Me If You Can...!!!™ Staff

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    Mikey,

    First thing is that i am not adding all categories same as you but still you have problem with that then i'll try to make it diff. then you. Believe me there is no any intension to hurt you any way.

    BTW i am using your free template there and never remove any link back in footer also.

    DON.

    To Mikey : If anymore trouble then PM me please.
     
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