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My competitors are scraping from me! (HELP!)

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by l0m1S, Feb 17, 2016.

  1. l0m1S

    l0m1S Regular Member

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    Hi all, first sorry my english is a bit rusty, i am having some trouble with my local business competitors, i noticed with a friend that followed my account yesterday night, today he had request from two local business that are exactly like mine, does this means they are scraping from me?, i try to set up instagress to do the same from them but one of the accounts i cant find, and the other i can but i get none 0 results. What can i do?
     
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    Lol...first, stop being a pussy.
     
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    hahahahaha!....
     
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  4. l0m1S

    l0m1S Regular Member

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    i am pissed!, i need to retaliate
     
  5. TheMasterOfMoney

    TheMasterOfMoney Power Member

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    block their account. Dont worry, they most likely wont buy from him if they like your brand
     
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    richardleb Power Member

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    That's a positive thing! I love it, it means you are doing a good job :)
     
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  7. dllll

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    I dont get it what are they scraping from you, images? If so watermark them.
     
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    If is image, just like dllll said watermark them. If it's not... You'll have to get used to it. People copy others all the time and you just can't avoid that. Even if you watermark images they can post something similar.
     
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  9. l0m1S

    l0m1S Regular Member

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    Not only content, new followers aswell, thats what really pissses me off. if i go private there is no way they can do it right?
     
  10. dllll

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    How are they stealing new followers? Maybe have your content advertise your site or something that way if they have a bot scraping the data they will advertise your site...if you set to private and they are following you then they can obviously still see everything.
     
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    only thing to do is be better then them, no way of stopping someone scraping your followers, if you go private they will create a new account and follow you with that one, you'll follow back and they will still have access to your followers.
     
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    lol... wow. That's kinda harsh, but username is fitting.