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Old 01-24-2010, 10:46 PM   #1
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Yellow pages is high jacking my business name.
I had cancelled my ad several months ago, i now have a free listing
It seems that YP is using my info to direct costumers to yellow pages, when redirected I’m nowhere to be found, may add is there in cached view but not regular view, it’s like they supper imposed another add on top of mine
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Old 01-24-2010, 11:52 PM   #2
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Using your name to direct consumer from where? It's a bit unclear from your description what exactly is happening. Do you have a url?

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Old 01-25-2010, 07:45 AM   #3
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Sorry it was late and I was
Use MSN web search for david j festa carpentry llc
Fire Water Damage Restoration in Waretown - YELLOWPAGES.COM
Go to the page

David J Festa Carpentry, LLC. 1213 Tamarack Rd Forked River, NJ 08731 Map (732) 267-1695; Call; E-mail; Visit Web Site; A Hands on Builder, Call Today!
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Service Magic and now Yellow Pages hijacked your site?

Watch those free listings offers.
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Old 01-25-2010, 03:09 PM   #5
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Yup
I spoke to yellow pages.com and they canít remove my ad?
They told me to contact MSN.com
Is my link staying there because of people clicking on that link?
I ask this because I just got off the phone with SM, found another SM ad on yahoo and the tech. asked me not to click on the ad because by clicking my add Iím creating popularity to that link?
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Old 01-25-2010, 04:16 PM   #6
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Sorry it was late and I was
Use MSN web search for david j festa carpentry llc
Fire Water Damage Restoration in Waretown - YELLOWPAGES.COM
Go to the page

David J Festa Carpentry, LLC. 1213 Tamarack Rd Forked River, NJ 08731 Map (732) 267-1695; Call; E-mail; Visit Web Site; A Hands on Builder, Call Today!
o www.yellowpages.com/Waretown
That is NOT an ad that yellowpages pays to have displayed on bing. If you look at the top of bing results, it'll say "ALL RESULTS" and nothing else. When paid ads show up, it'll say "Sponsored site." No sponsored ads show up in your case.

The yellowpages result coming up when you search your company is just because bing is indexing your free ad within yellowpages and spitting that result just as part of their normal search results.

If you search for my company's name on bing, you'll see that every result below the top two is some sort of free listing that bing indexed (including superpages, citysearch, etc.) If you look down the page for your search, you'll see that bing is also showing up your free judysbook listing, your free zillow listing, etc.

There is nothing for you too worry about - no one has hijacked anything in this case. Well, the only thing to worry is that your website is relatively weak; it doesn't even rank for it's own name on the first page.
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Iím missing something
YP told me that the ad was removed from there system and that there is no connection with my free ad from my previous ad, so where is that ad coming from? Is it possible that that link is still in the web archives?
I donít show up on Bing because Iím still waiting for my confirmation code in the mail, ounce I have this code Iíll be able to create my free web listing
Just got an E-mail from YP, they found the problem and expect to have the ad removed in 3 to 10 days? How does what YP just E-mailed me jive from what have stated?

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Are you familiar with yahoo web hosting? Thatís the web site operating Iím using.
More specifically yahoo site explorer.
In site explorer I can validate links to my site.
I noticed a link from Yp, whatís that all about?
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Dude, it sounds like you need to hire a tech guy. I'll be the first one to tell ya that I'm dumb as a box of rocks when it comes to the computer age. But it just seems like what this thread shows so far you could really use a tech guy to help you out with your website and computer listings.

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I donít need a tech and my web site rocks
I just need these parasite companies to stop steeling my business name
I wonder how many of you guys names & business are being high-jacked?
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I donít need a tech and my web site rocks
I just need these parasite companies to stop steeling my business name
I wonder how many of you guys names & business are being high-jacked?
I appreciate you liking your site but the fact is you aren't getting any traffic and you rank 104th for this term: "new jersey framing contractor". That means you are on page 10 for that term, or invisible. (I only know this stuff because a friend of mine taught a seminar on how to look).

It doesn't matter how much you think a website rocks, it only matters how many people see it and call you about it, in other words "convert".

As for the yellow pages, they can be quite ruthless. They are losing money like crazy and punishing people for it. I agree with the other guy above that you aren't losing anything or being highjacked.
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I guess the big boys tooted their horns and now Iím in for it.
Iím #1 for new jersey framing contractor in Google local. I do not have any keywords set up for new jersey framing contractor instead I have framing contractor nj. Why 95% of the customers I have spoken to in the last year use a specific long tail keyword pattern.
1-job description
2- town they live in
3- State
And for framing contractor nj I show up #1 on google local and #8 on organic, grr was #1,2 and 5 for the last 3 months.
WHAT DID YOU GUYS DO! LOL
All new clients I meet, 2 today, all say my site stands out from the contractor sites they have visited. Both of these customers, as in today, stated my Pics, my web site, showed them exactly the project they were interested in. They other sites they visited all look the same.
Donít take my word for it. I have saved about 30 customer response E-mails specifically thanking me for help they received from me and my web site.
You have convinced me to post these on my site; I wasnít going to, but now im on the defense being ďcast out among the wolvesĒ
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Reno
Very first post and you come after me, Gee Wonder Why?
Sully site user too Iím guessing
I wonder how many more he suckered in
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Very first post and you come after me, Gee Wonder Why?
Sully site user too Iím guessing
I wonder how many more he suckered in
No offense was intended. I was just trying to be helpful here.

I won't bother you again.
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