Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. #1
    The affiliate formerly known as ojmoo
    Join Date
    January 18th, 2005
    Posts
    1,466
    How come people rarely list their websites when they post a topic or reply here?

    Mike
    Bovine Bazaar
    Cow themed gifts and collectibles

  2. #2
    2005 Linkshare Golden Link Award Winner  ecomcity's Avatar
    Join Date
    January 18th, 2005
    Location
    St Clair Shores MI.
    Posts
    17,328
    Site copiers and protection from some ABW members not above trying to get their SE competitor's pages PRO'd in the google rankings by spamming BIG G with those pages.

    Mike & Charlie ...

    If they won't adopt and feed a bird ..flip them one! BBQ some Gator and remember to flush WhenU..

  3. #3
    ABW Ambassador
    Join Date
    January 18th, 2005
    Location
    West Coast USA
    Posts
    3,043
    Welcome Mike

    All the Cow Parade MoochandiseÂ*members are very concerned about page theft and suck. Mike is right!

    Big Daddy Smokes
    Real American Tobacco
    FAST Shipping
    Residual Income
    Lifetime Accounts
    http://www.bigdaddysmokes.com/recruit2.html
    affmgr@bigdaddysmokes.com

  4. #4
    The affiliate formerly known as ojmoo
    Join Date
    January 18th, 2005
    Posts
    1,466
    Adam,

    Which Mike are you referring too ;-) BTW, I own http://www.moochandise.com so I guess I'm allowed to copy from myself ;-)

    Mike & Charlie: I don't worry about such things. I spent 5 years now working on my site, , getting reciprical links, and it is constantly changing. Someone want to duplicate my site, by the time they got it right, I would have improved it to something better, they would always be one step behind

    I look at sites all the time, if I like it, I do incorporate what I like into my site. I don't see anything wrong with that.

    Mike

  5. #5
    Defender of Truth, Justice and the Affiliate Way
    Join Date
    January 18th, 2005
    Location
    The Swamp
    Posts
    7,503
    Ermm..it's called copyright infringement and it's illegal. Unless you have express permission from the site owner to "incorporate" anything from their site into yours, it's a big

    It's Your Money. You earned it. What are you going to do to make sure you get to keep it?

  6. #6
    The affiliate formerly known as ojmoo
    Join Date
    January 18th, 2005
    Posts
    1,466
    I'm not talking content, just style and ideas. For instance, in the real world, your walking down the street, you see a fruit store with an awning protecting the fruit. You think, hmmm, that is a good idea and get your own awning. They didn't invent the idea of awnings in front of a store. Putting an awning infront of ones store is not a copyright offense.

    Mike

  7. #7
    ABW Ambassador phillyburbs's Avatar
    Join Date
    January 18th, 2005
    Location
    in the PhillyBurbs!
    Posts
    3,097
    Our URL is out there for all ABW members to see. Easy for us, since we don't use a lot of SEO for traffic and don't rely on AM for a bulk of our revenue. I can undersand many others being a bit more protective.



    Karl Smith
    phillyBurbs - Your Internet Starts Here

  8. #8
    ABW Ambassador
    Join Date
    January 18th, 2005
    Location
    Honiara, Solomon Islands
    Posts
    1,085
    Site copiers are a biggy especially with the evolution of Datafeeds. Rather than spend time categorizing and rewriting product links themselves, many affiliates will simply come to your site and suck your content for their own use. I know of a great number of sites that use my labour.

    There is no way on earth that another site could be using identical ereg_replaces (PHP lingo) and product labeling and categorizations as I do as well as the same layout tags. margin widths and other things.

    I don't use a merchant's categories and go to extensive lengths to build a database driven page that will target a categorisation of my choosing sometimes having to list products by name due to poor descriptions on the merchants part.

    A site copier gets all these benefits by just copying my code.

    My advice is keep your URL to yourself.

  9. Newsletter Signup

+ Reply to Thread

Similar Threads

  1. Just curious
    By zeroseven in forum Commission Junction - CJ
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: December 3rd, 2002, 02:33 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •