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    Visual Artist & ABW Ambassador lostdeviant's Avatar
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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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    Looks like shoppers can add sites
    http://www.thefind.com/main/AddMerchant.fhtml

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    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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    Block them in your .htaccess file. They won't get thru then.

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