Happy New Year everybody.
ok so you know youre doing ok when people start copying your stuff. i'd like to ask a question, well a few actually
if somebody copied EXACTLY the layout of an seo site you just built, the functionality, the link structure including ALL the keyword researched anchor text in the internal linking, the same for the keyword researched page titles substituting only their clients name for mine in them, (..their client is the main competitor of my own client's newish site i recently built.)
I can tell it was actually copied using the cut and paste method, and my hyperlinks then just replaced with theirs by:
a) just looking
b) their (whoops!) leaving of an actual link to a page in my client's site (their clients competitor) on the homepage.
1) would exact copies of Titles (their page content is their own.) including Capitalisations for identical market keywords be enough to trigger duplicate content penalties?
2) if so, am I am assuming that as all my pages are already indexed, any penalties would be applied to the plagiarised site, which is currently not showing any of the new pages indexed?
(i only found out about it when my clients links report showed our main competitor linking to us )
3) what would you do, if anything about it?
I am not overly concerned with the plagiarism, even though the page titles do take it a little far. A comparison of the two sites sitemaps is really quite amusing. ..but I wouldnt want my client's site to suffer from it, that would be unacceptable.
has anyone any experience of having a site design copied exactly by a rival right down to your titles and page link and anchor text?
edit, i just looked some more and this applies to ALL the metas too. I know theyre not importnat rankings wise, but if someone else has exactly the same metas, part titles and anchor text links in the same keyword area surely G's got to notice?