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Received an email from google regarding autoblog scraping

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by yuyo, Nov 3, 2010.

  1. yuyo

    yuyo Regular Member

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    I have an autoblog that gets about 20 visitors per day, today I just got this message : from source-suggestions @ google.com

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    From: Google Rep <source-suggestions@google.com>
    Subject: 3 months of scraping

    Message Body:
    3 months of an autoblog scraping sites without notice can ban not only this site, but any other site associated by IP, email, browser history, cookies, etc.



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    This mail is sent via contact form on my used stuff. http://myusedstuffsample.com

    any suggestions are welcome.

    thanks
     
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  2. lewi

    lewi Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    The email didn't make much sense and unless google has moved their email office abroad i highly doubt it would be that short, let alone that bad!

    Lewi
     
  3. sirgold

    sirgold Supreme Member

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    This e-mail is very similar to something I received today regarding a buzz class action... Same style and this makes me wonder... Anyone else got a similar mail regarding buzz reportedly from an address @google.c0m?
     
  4. littleuser

    littleuser Registered Member

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    that doesn't make any sense, is that the whole email?
     
  5. yuyo

    yuyo Regular Member

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    yes thats the whole email that i received today at 7:51pm easter time.
     
  6. houseaz

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    wonder if he sent it too quick? like damn I didn't mean to hit send? lol
     
  7. yuyo

    yuyo Regular Member

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    Weird, if this is real what is suggested to do? to remove my adsense ads from my site and leave it along?

    any clues
     
  8. altschule

    altschule Regular Member

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    Probably competition trying to scare you.
    Posted via Mobile Device
     
  9. yuyo

    yuyo Regular Member

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    yes who knows.
     
  10. tacopalypse

    tacopalypse Executive VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    analyze the email header for anything suspicious.
    it's extremely easy to fake the "from" address to literally anything using the php mail() function.
    i can send you an email from fbi @ fbi.gov if i wanted to :D

    and yea, that doesn't look like an official email at all. just an extremely poor attempt by the competition, or probably someone who's site you just scraped.
    lol
     
  11. nerdmoney

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  12. extremephp

    extremephp BANNED BANNED

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    Well, Just To Clear,

    Google Email Comes with A Firing, And A resolution method at the end :)

    If its not, Then its not from Google :D

    ~ExP~
     
  13. yuyo

    yuyo Regular Member

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    thanks guys always good..
     
  14. Bryan

    Bryan Power Member

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    yeah definitely fake, some dumbass is trying to get you to stop scraping his contents lol
     
  15. yuyo

    yuyo Regular Member

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    well is an auto blog, so i dont know what to do at this point..
     
  16. Eglobalmoguls

    Eglobalmoguls Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    It does not sound to official. I would respond to the email address see if it bounces back. Make some bullshit email where you sound humble. If it bounces back from that email you know its bullshit. If it goes through wait and see. If it doesn't bounce back and you make alot of adsense like me then remove from the site until you get a response... But it doesn't sound like google. So just respond to the email.
     
  17. yuyo

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    ok i use statcounter, I was checking the visitors for today and I found that at that time someone from this place used the contact form ( California State University Network (207.62.236.113 ) so this person send me that weird email, can you beleived what can be done.. ?

    also found that this guy came form this site.. collegetocareers com

    how can i f@@ him,?
     
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  18. yuyo

    yuyo Regular Member

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    okay i just blocked that moron if it was him, in my htaccess..
    will see.
    thanks all..