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 December 12, 2006 at 5:13 pm

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

chris December 12, 2006 at 5:51 pm

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 December 13, 2006 at 8:38 am

What’s the keyword? Seems a bit petty.

Mathew @ MB Web Design September 24, 2007 at 9:59 pm

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 October 8, 2008 at 6:58 am

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