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What is a scraper site?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by thadon296, Jan 5, 2007.

  1. thadon296

    thadon296 Newbie

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    I have no idea what a scraper site is if someone could tell me i'd appreciate it thank you
     
  2. drawstring

    drawstring Junior Member Premium Member

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    Good Question! A scraper site is a website that pulls all of its information from other websites using web scraping. In essence, no part of a scraper site is original. A search engine is not an example of a scraper site. Sites such as Yahoo and Google scrape content from other websites and index the content so you can search the index by keywords. Search engines then display snippets of the original site content which they have scraped in response to your search. Common sources for scraper sites include Wikipedia.

    Because scraper sites take content from other sites without the permission of the original creators, they frequently violate copyright law. It is illegal to republish copyrighted material without the copyright holder's permission. This applies regardless of whether the material was originally published on a blog, a mailing list, ect just as much as if it were commercially published.
     
  3. thadon296

    thadon296 Newbie

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    thanks for the insight
     
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    mabizy Newbie

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    One of the best Scrapers is Traffic Equalizer.
     
  5. thadon296

    thadon296 Newbie

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    thanks again
     
  6. thraxed

    thraxed Newbie

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    Nice bit of copying from wikipedia there :nono:
     
  7. cholish

    cholish Newbie

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    Traffic Hurricane also good scraper.
     
  8. everypcneed

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    Thanks for the info. Does not matter to me where you got it from. But now my question is can you inject your affiliate advertising into the content being auto generated? Otherwise I do not really see the over all purpose of this tool.

    Can anyone elaborate on ways you are successfully using such tools other then generating fresh content?