Google Coming Down Hard on Scrapers!

Aug 28, 2008 | 2,409 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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At the beginning of this month, we had reported that, Google had blocked the widely used search engine rank checking tool 'WebPosition Gold'. Then, a few days later Matt Cutts and Googler JohnMu spoke about the reasons and the methods that Google employs to block such automated rank checking tools.

Now, according to Search Engine Roundtable, it seems that Google is hell bent on its resolution to evade and block scrapers, by deliberately changing the search results in an effort to confuse the scrapers.

According to Search Engine Roundtable, “It seems like Google may have implemented a feature that is transparent to searchers but can totally mess up rank checking tools. This is not just impacted WebPosition Gold, but all scraper based tools, including the SEO Firefox plug-in.”

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Navneet Kaushal

Navneet Kaushal is the founder and CEO of PageTraffic, an SEO Agency in India with offices in Chicago, Mumbai and London. A leading search strategist, Navneet helps clients maintain an edge in search engines and the online media. Navneet's expertise has established PageTraffic as one of the most awarded and successful search marketing agencies.
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