4,000 PlayerAssist URLs Eliminated As a consequence of a False DMCA Declare


In October we merged a website into PlayerAssist.  About 9 days after the merge On October twenty first, there was a big drop in site visitors.  We simply figured it was Google re-processing some information whereas it was comprehending the websites merging collectively. Then it regained a bit and dropped off to its lowest level in mid-November. 

Once more, in my thoughts, I’m simply chalking this as much as Google not figuring out learn how to take care of 2 websites merging collectively, and considering it is going to get fastened with the following algorithm replace. It isn’t ultimate because it has most likely value us many 1000’s of {dollars} in income at this level.

Yesterday, we have been notified by a associate to examine Google for DMCA complaints. I achieve this, and low and behold, what seems to be two fictitious entities/websites seem to have principally submitted each URL on our web site. Test it out right here

I obtained no notification in Webmaster Instruments, no e-mail. 

It even says in Webmaster Instruments all 4k+ of our URLs are listed:

Nevertheless, throughout this entire time, once I search on Google itself:

I simply thought Google was confused by the positioning merge and didn’t know what to do with the positioning but.  You already know Google, typically it takes them a bit to work all this out.  So I by no means actually investigated. 

Sadly, if I had merely scrolled to the underside of the search outcomes, I might’ve seen this:

The perfect half is, each websites submitting the “complaints” don’t even exist.  Perhaps they did at one level?  I’ve no clue. I’m assuming they spun up a clone of our web site to provoke the DMCA grievance and get our website eliminated. I don’t know.

I simply filed the counter-claim DMCA late final night simply itemizing my fundamental area because the URL.  However, apparently, I’ve to submit every URL individually. There isn’t any mass import. I’ve to click on a + button and replica and paste every URL. This course of is insane. I discovered one other report of this occurring to another person. Funnily sufficient, the complainant used the identical entity identify(info-bloom). It took him over 15 hours to submit all 3,000 URLs. We’ve got over 4,000 to submit.

Additionally, I don’t know if the status of the positioning in Google’s eye might have been broken because it took us so lengthy to even discover this.  It’s VERY irritating somebody obtained principally our complete website delisted, value us income, and we’ve got no recourse apart from to file a DMCA counter-claim that looks as if it is going to take ~20 hours. Is there a greater answer? Absolutely there’s obtained to be a greater option to take care of a declare like this.

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