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What happened to Scroogle.org?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by 1337WuLF, Feb 22, 2012.

  1. 1337WuLF

    1337WuLF Senior Member Premium Member

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    It's been down for a few days now. I used to check my rankings on it.
     
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    It's gone.

    Sorry.

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    http://searchengineland.com/scroogle-org-is-gone-forever-says-site-owner-112245
     
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    1337WuLF Senior Member Premium Member

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    startingpage.com seems pretty decent so far. Haven't used it for long though...

    Sucks that scroogle is gone. Kinda like the name. Wonder when it will be available to pick up? ha
     
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    Zippy.com and startpage.com will have to carry on as the sites that allow you to search without a cookie or history of the activity being logged. Scroogle was great for providing the same service through its scraper, and for exposing Google's machinations for years. G decided to designate the scraper as a 'bot' and blocked it, probably in retribution. The site apparently decided its job was done or could no longer be done, and closed shop.
     
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    If you read the article, you would have seen that the owner closed up shop due to the bandwidth throttling google was forcing on the domain as well as various attacks from some groups/orgs that he apparently pissed off, so the ddos attacks were getting to him as well. He basically claimed that in 6 months, Google would have just closed him off entirely (not true how that is).