FAQ

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Blue Plover is a technology company that is focused on delivering high-quality local information ABOUT the community TO the community. By working with local partner sites in a community (i.e. newspapers, radio stations, etc.) to share this information, we have a very positive effect on a client's local search results. We believe that having strong search results is a byproduct of building a strong online presence and being a resource for the community. This includes using the Blue Plover Network as a place for posting high-quality content. So the easier answer is no.
Blue Plover works with an ever-growing number of local websites in a community to create the largest and most up-to-date network of local information. By adding new information about businesses and sharing that with existing local resources, we are allowing Google and other search engines to find higher-quality information from local resources.
Blue Plover is not a coupon or daily deal platform. We allow businesses to share what they want, when they want. If you want to offer a discount or deal, you can do so with no revenue sharing. We think it isn't fair to force businesses to offer discounts on their products or services.
Having a website is not a prerequisite for building a hyperlocal web presence. There are even ways to turn your marketing page into a website, if you're interested. However, if you do have a website, we can get you added connection and traffic to your site.
Blue Plover partners with local websites in a community. We work with our partner sites to build a new local page on their website. We then share your information on the local section of those websites. The more sites the better!
The power of hyperlocal and syndication working together means that people can find your information online by doing what they do everyday—online searching, using social media, or by visiting local websites to find information about the community. Being connected to this network instantly makes your entire web presence stronger, and you can see added online traffic and interaction within weeks of starting our program.
Blue Plover was not initially created to be a social media company. However, as we identified the additional online needs of our customers, we began to offer this service. We can teach you how to manage your own social media presence, or we can do it all for you.
Blue Plover is not a review site such as a Yelp, or TripAdvisor. However, we can share your good reviews and help you manage negative reviews on other platforms.
We actively work to make sure we are giving our partners as much credit and brand recognition as possible. The more attention we divert from ourselves to our partners, the more traffic and exposure they get. We are not trying to be the brand; we're the technology company that keeps it all running behind the scenes.
We like to compare our program to a gym membership with a personal trainer and a diet plan. If you follow the program, it's not a matter of if you will lose weight and get stronger, it's just a matter of how much weight you will lose and how much stronger you will get. When it comes to sharing content to grow your online presence, the sky's the limit, and the more you share and the more relevant it is, the better it will work.
When we refer to syndication, we often refer to the "Garfield" comic—it's the same daily cartoon that runs in many different newspapers all over the country. We do the same thing with your information on local websites. We can change it every day, and it updates immediately on all of our partner sites.
Hyperlocal connotes information oriented around a well-defined community with its primary focus directed toward the concerns of its residents.
We can take all forms of payment. Contact us today to have a team member talk you through which plan is right for you.
Blue Plover does not sell any Adwords or Pay-Per-Click Advertising solutions.
There are many more categories available, but if we don't have anyone to fit into the category, we don't show it as an option. We don't want people coming to our network and clicking on empty categories.

Blue Plover, LLC

Copyright Policy

I.Notification of Infringement

Blue Plover, LLC (“Blue Plover”) is a service provider as defined under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. § 512 et seq. (the “DMCA”) (text available at http://www.copyright.gov/title17/92chap5.html#512). Blue Plover does not monitor, screen, or otherwise review the material that is uploaded to our servers by users of our services.

Blue Plover respects the exclusive rights of copyright holders. Upon proper notice of claimed infringement (as set forth below), Blue Plover will work expeditiously to remove, or disable access to, the material that is claimed to be infringing.

To file a copyright infringement notice with Blue Plover, you will need to send a written communication to Blue Plover’s Designated Agent that includes substantially the following information. Please consult your legal counsel or see 17 U.S.C. § 512(c)(3) to confirm these requirements:

  1. A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

  2. Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online sight are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site.

  3. Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit Blue Plover to locate the material. For example, providing URLs or links to the infringing material in the body of an email is the best way to help us locate content quickly.

  4. Information reasonably sufficient to permit Blue Plover to contact the complaining party, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail address at which the complaining party may be contacted.

  5. A statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.

  6. A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

Please note that under Section 512(f) of the DMCA, any person who knowingly materially misrepresents that material or activity is infringing may be subject to liability for damages, including costs and attorneys’ fees incurred by Blue Plover or its users injured by such misrepresentation. 17 U.S.C. § 512(f).

You may submit your copyright infringement notice by sending it to our Designated Agent by electronic mail or mail. Blue Plover’s preferred method of receiving notices is by electronic mail.

Attn: Keith Danks, COO

Designated Copyright Agent

Blue Plover, LLC

201 Point East Drive

Nashville, Tennessee 37216

Tel: (615) 840-7108

Email: jkdanks@hotmail.com

 

Blue Plover will take reasonable steps to promptly notify the alleged infringer in writing of the claim against him or her, and that it has removed or disabled access to the material. Please note that any information provided in a copyright infringement notice may be forwarded to the party alleged to have provided the infringing material.


II.Counter Notification

If you have a good faith belief that your material on Blue Plover has been removed or disabled as a result of mistake or misidentification of the material to be removed or disabled, you may submit a counter notification to Blue Plover.

Please be aware that filing a counter notification may lead to legal action between you and the complaining party to determine ownership and/or infringement. If you are unsure whether your material infringes the copyrights of others, please consult your legal counsel before submitting a counter notification.

If you elect to submit a counter notification, to be effective it must be a written communication provided to Blue Plover’s Designated Agent that includes substantially the following information. Please consult your legal counsel or see 17 U.S.C. § 512(g)(3) to confirm these requirements:

    1. A physical or electronic signature of the subscriber.

    2. Identification of the material that has been removed or to which access has been disabled and the location at which the material appeared before it was removed or access to it was disabled.

    3. A statement under penalty of perjury that the subscriber has a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or misidentification of the material to be removed or disabled.

    4. The subscriber’s name, address, and telephone number, and a statement that the subscriber consents to the jurisdiction of Federal District Court for the judicial district in which the address is located, or if the subscriber’s address is outside of the United States, for any judicial district in which Blue Plover may be found, and that the subscriber will accept service of process from the person who provided notification under 17 U.S.C. § 512(c)(1)(C) or an agent of such person.


After we receive your counter notification, we will forward it to the party who submitted the original claim of copyright infringement as required by Section 512(g)(2)(B) of the DMCA. Please be aware that the counter notification includes your personal information. By submitting a counter notification, you consent to having your information provided to the original claimant. Blue Plover will not forward the counter notification to any party other than the original claimant.

After we inform the original claimant of the counter notification, the original claimant must notify us within 10 business days that he or she has filed an action seeking a court order to restrain you from engaging in infringing activity relating to the material on Blue Plover. If we receive such notification, we will be unable to replace or enable access to the material. If we do not receive such notification, we may replace or enable access to the material. 17 U.S.C. § 512(g)(2).

Please note that under Section 512(f) of the DMCA, any person who knowingly materially misrepresents that material or activity was removed or disabled by mistake or misidentification may be subject to liability for any damages, including costs and attorneys’ fees, incurred by Blue Plover or any copyright owner or authorized licensee injured by such misrepresentation. 17 U.S.C. § 512(f).

You may submit your counter notification by sending it to our Designated Agent by electronic mail or mail. Blue Plover’s preferred method of receiving notices is by electronic mail.

Attn: Keith Danks, COO

Designated Copyright Agent

Blue Plover, LLC

201 Point East Drive

Nashville, Tennessee 37216

Tel: (615) 840-7108

Email: jkdanks@hotmail.com

 

Blue Plover reserves the right take action in appropriate circumstances against any subscribers who are repeat infringers, including without limitation, suspension or termination of such subscriber’s account.

"Within two months I had already gotten calls that I can attribute to Blue Plover."

- Susie Reel
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