Online Store To Sue Blogger Over Google Ranking

by Gary on December 12, 2006 · 5 comments

in Google Page Rank,News,SEO

There is a scary article over at Search Engine Journal. Apparently blogger Dean is being threatened with legal action by a store owner who is upset that Dean’s blog outranks his store for a specific keyword. The store owner is demanding that Dean lowers his position for this keyword as he feels it is only right that a commercial store should out rank a blog.

It will be interesting to see what happens if this does reach a court, and what legal arguements are raised – in the mean time be careful about what you rank for ;-)

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  • brem

    I’d throw this one down the trash can and not even blink.

  • chris

    I would also have thrown the original e-mails in the trash. But thank god he didn’t!

    This is comedy gold and is a story that seems to have gripped the SEO world.

    Keep your chin up Dean and dont be bullied.

  • Thinker

    What’s the keyword? Seems a bit petty.

  • Mathew @ MB Web Design

    Call me cynical but this sounds like a carefully crafted linkbait. If not, then I would love to see this get laughed out of court.

  • kelly

    Is the store owner saying I AM STUPID AND HAVE NO IDEA HOW TO OUTRANK A BLOGGER? lol