All my sites copied, yours too ?

Discussion in 'General Casino Affiliate Area' started by inspiration, Nov 6, 2014.

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    inspiration

    inspiration Affiliate Guard Dog Member

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    "Innocent bystanders" I call them always watching forums for their own advantage but not helping others (YES YOU !) - the victims - until they get hurt and cry babies : I am fed up with these folks.

    Also those "big" affiliates out there could not be bothered to mention programs that support hackers : until they get hurt they live in anonymity and like to remain under the radar : I am fed up with these folks.
     
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    AussieDave

    AussieDave 17 years & still going!

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    • AGD - Protecting Affiliates Interests.
    • GPWA - True professional webmasters operate reputable websites. They don't plagiarize the work of others and they don't spam. (Yet GPWA allows sponsors to spam and pay affiliate plagiarism).
    • APCW - Fighting for trust, honesty and integrity in the online gaming industry!
    • CasinoMeister and the webmaster forum - Advocate of Fair Play since 1998.
    • CAP - Partner with these top online casinos. (top meaning best; trustworthy; reputable... yeah right!).
    What have these industry sites done to encourage the wayward affiliate programs, stopping this onslaught of hackers/BH scrapers. A few threads maybe with Oh I'll have a word with them but that's about it. Seriously? Lets take Affactive as an example... Clara claims the hackers account has been disabled in August 2014. However the hacker continues to hack websites and injects them with his generic Doorway page. All promoting Affactive casinos. Yeah the account is disabled. NOT!
     
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    AussieDave

    AussieDave 17 years & still going!

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    I'm sorry if this upsets people who those associated with these industry forums/associations. BUT hard working, legit webmasters; Your members, are being screwed by the affiliate programs YOUR sites give sponsorship and endorsements to. That's the bottom line here. Reiterating this could all be stopped quickly.

    These hackings/scraping is akin to spam... It's not who's distributing the spam, it is who is making money from it, that should be made accountable!
     
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    Guard Dog

    Guard Dog Guard Dog Staff Member

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    Note it is really only you that seems content to bitch instead of working together. But - hey, i guess we are all used to it.

    To folks that know AGD and know me:

    I'm sure most are aware that I could easily have 50-100 sponsors like the others and not care. But that's not me. I make my money as an engineer developing high-end applications for large manufacturers - not by milking sponsors. I have also removed sponsors who are not playing by the rules. We have facilitated the modification of hundreds of bad terms over the years. I have personally helped folks get their commissions when programs disappeared and when programs called 'fraud'. We have done some good here.

    Sure - I'm not the fastest. But that is a result of my profession and travel. But things get done.

    If you have a problem with AGD, Bet4You, go elsewhere. I'm tired of the antics. Either work together [instead of this constant badgering] - or simply go away.
     
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    AussieDave

    AussieDave 17 years & still going!

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    So now I'm the bad the person here. Seriously!
     
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    Lloyd Apter

    Lloyd Apter Affiliate Program Representative

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    Please educate me here...

    How do I check and identify that an existing or new affiliate has hacked/copied/hijacked another affiliates content?

    It's in the interests of programs to take care of real affiliates. Some software out there that can check sites for stolen content?

    http://www.stopwebpirates.com/articles/check-stolen-content

    If you are affiliates of www.affiliatecuise.com and you find your content copied on the web in a site that belongs to someone that is affiliated with us please let me know. And also if they aren't affiliated with us I can help you with the AMs at programs that are. I like to fix stuff like this ;)
     
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    falseadoom

    falseadoom Affiliate Guard Dog Member

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    The problem with these scrapers is it wont show up on programs like copyscape.

    What they do is take a sentence from site 1, site 2, site3, site4, and so on.. diplaying it on a hacked page. One sentence does not trigger programs looking for copied contents.
    They continue to do this until they have copied every sentence on each site, randomly displaying on thousands of hacked sites.
    The webmaster of copied contents end up checking their own site, 1 sentence at a time in google search.

    It use to be they just scraped rss feeds, or first sentence in a site.. A lot of times now they skip first sentence, so you have to check a lot more.
     
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    Guard Dog

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    Please PM me how to find this stuff, falsedoom. thx
     
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    slotplayer

    slotplayer Affiliate Guard Dog Member

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    falseadoom

    falseadoom Affiliate Guard Dog Member

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    Reporting to scrapper report is great
    webmaster tools is a bit better to report mass hacked sites whether they effect your site or not.
    Feedbacks is for user experience. Good place to report.
    (I report all I find, not just one's that effect my sites) They are easy to spot when you do searches for keywords. Non related domain with inner page of gambling terms.

    Watching google webmaster product forums I have seen people reporting that google has notified them that their sites are hacked. This is mainly just pharmacy hacks so far. I am sure google has received way more complaints in this area.

    The idea is to keep complaining daily to google until they can not ignore anymore. The more people who complain the more they will notice there is a issue.

    I do applaud guard dog for trying to solve this issue as well...
    If all programs drop the hacker accounts, they remove the casinos from these pages. The hacked pages will still be out there doing damage against our sites, so we still need to be pushing google to do something.
     
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    Gary Gillies

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    Never really seen this before, is this mainly with Wordpress websites?

    Mine runs from a backend database, could they still copy my website without this?
     
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    CasinoKev

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    GD - I didn't take it that Bet4You was calling you out. I thought it was more of an effort to rally some support for a new approach to disincentivizing affiliates from promoting this illegal, unfair copying of content.

    I'm not sure what the solution is either.
     
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    Giggity.

    Giggity. Affiliate Guard Dog Member

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    Everything about what these guys do is just plain wrong.

    Really hope the casino groups start proactively cracking down on these hacks. The ones that don't certainly send a message about their company ethos

    Is there a list of offenders?
     
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    AussieDave

    AussieDave 17 years & still going!

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    What do you think Wordpress sites operate on!
    The content is stored in a Database (just like your site) and each page is dynamically created by the server. Unlike a static html page, which the server sends to the browser in raw html. The browser interprets and renders that html code, thus displaying the web page ;)

    Regardless if it's html, php, asp etc etc, if the text content is displayed on a web page, then it can be scraped or copied.
     
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    slotplayer

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    html 5, rocks
     
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    Guard Dog

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    Ha - and where does that comment come from? Some meaning behind it, I assume?
     

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