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    Yahoo! Slurp/3.0 causing clicktroughts on CJ links
    Today we see a great many clickthroughs on CJ for us. More than normal so we went to our logs and saw that Yahoo! Slurp/3.0 was causing the clicktroughts on CJ links. It is not happening with our Linkshare or Shareasale links but just CJ. Is anyone else having this problem. I notice this happening about once a month. A year ago I sent a support ticket to CJ and they had no answers for the spike in click throughs at that time.

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    maybe if you put rel=nofollow in the links it might not follow?

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    Quote Originally Posted by newestuser
    maybe if you put rel=nofollow in the links it might not follow?
    Putting that in the links has no affect on Google or Slurp (yahoo) at all. It's a myth that was put out there a long time ago.

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    Nofollow is working with google but not with Yahoo.

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    If you're redirecting your links through a file (i.e. not direct linking to CJ) then just block that redirect script with robots.txt

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    Well I thought that I had this nipped in the bud! I added the "No=follow" and everything seem to be working fine.

    This morning I check my stats on CJ and I had over 800 clicks this morning as well as over 100 clicks for Shareasale. Everything was normal for Linkshare, Performics and the other networks I work with. I saw the clicks were coming from just one of my 3 websites so I checked the logs. All the clicks were coming from the IP address - 61.16.244.20 - some outfit in India. So I have banned the IP on all of my websites and since I target the good USA I put a ban on traffic from India.

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    "No=Follow"? Oh dear, I've been adding rel="nofollow".
    Works either way?

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    Sorry, I used "nofollow" .

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