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    Visual Artist & ABW Ambassador lostdeviant's Avatar
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    September 7th, 2007
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    Why is "the Find" scraping websites?
    I've noticed in my SAS report clicks coming from a site called thefind. When I went there I found that they had scraped some of my affiliate catalogs without permission.

    Should I be concerned regarding my affiliate relationships with merchants?

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    January 18th, 2005
    Looks like shoppers can add sites

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    ABW Ambassador 2busy's Avatar
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    January 17th, 2005
    Tropical Mountaintop
    They've been doing that for quite awhile. They show up in the spider traps too, so they go all over your sites not just public pages. I still get clicks through from there and sales are commissioned, but there may be merchants who have problems with it too. (?) I don't know how to prevent what they're doing though, because being blocked by the traps hasn't slowed them down at all.

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    Moderator BurgerBoy's Avatar
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    January 18th, 2005
    jacked by sylon
    Block them in your .htaccess file. They won't get thru then.

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