"Give us a site, we will scrape the data even if it blocks, guaranteed"
A Google ad on a hub I just saw...
I saw one of these ads yesterday and was mystified. They seem to say whatever on-site security was used, they could scrape content. Not a happy thought, and how the heck are they advertising this?
I'd like to know what Google is thinking as well...
Legitimate scraping is not as nefarious as people here may think. Of course we as content writers only hear about those thieves that steal our hubs ans republish them as their own. Website scraping has some legitimate uses.. For example, if I wanted to start selling a product or service to people in the "Widget" industry, I would benefit from hiring an expert to scrape every business directory online for contact information of others that would have use for my "Widgets." If I were preparing a prospectus for a company, I might hire an expert to scrape every bit of historical data on stocks in a certain industry. If I were putting a team together to head my new "Widget" company, I might hire an expert to scrape Linkdn, Facebook, and other social networks to find me the best qualified candidates to approach. If I were putting together an ecommerce site, I might hire an expert to scrape product data from eBay, Amazon and other large online retailers to find me the best selling products for each category.
I'm pretty certain that the Google ads you seen are for companies that provide the above types of services...
I was sincerely hoping for some kind of explanation like that...
Ah, so this why so many DMCA take down notices are not upheld.
A notice has no bite, especially if someone republishes stolen content on their own domain... A notice is just that, a notice. You would actually have to file a lawsuit and take a person to court to recover any presumed damages from stolen content. This is just not a viable option for most content creators that write for pennies... it's just not worth it.
by Marissa 5 years ago
Marina and moderators,I was reading a hub that was categorized under affiliate marketing and was very disturbed to see the Google ads at the bottom promoting a scraping site, as shown here:The hub itself was legitimate and had nothing to do with scraping from other pages or sites. Is this...
by Marcy J. Miller 5 years ago
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by Kylyssa Shay 3 years ago
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by Dr. John Anderson 4 years ago
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by OSBERT JOEL C 4 years ago
Hi everyone,I have started a blog few months back. I couldnot get much views. Is there any way to increase the traffic?
by Katherine Tyrrell 2 years ago
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