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hugh

5+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 4234835 posted 10:15 am on Nov 25, 2010 (gmt 0)

A quick heads up concerning a new forum scrapper I've had the misfortune of uncovering today. Their current stats show them "indexing" 1577 forums:

forumlogr.com

A list of their victims: [forumlogr.com...]

Their FAQ:

Help / FAQ Page

What is Forumlogr?

Forumlogr is a free service that helps you find interesting forum threads that were recently posted on the internet. We currently crawl hundreds of leading internet fora and index the threads in our database. Using our search you can quickly find information that usually would be much harder to come by. Our site is free to use and does not require any registration. Give it a try!
Where does your content come from?

At this moment we crawl exactly 1 different forums and messageboards. The whole list you can see here.

How can I add my own forum?


If you have a forum or messageboard, we can send you traffic! Simply contact us and we will tell you how to proceed.
How can I remove my forum from your site?

If we are currently indexing your content and you would like this stopped, simply contact us and we will comply.

Copywrite Information


We crawl/index partial/selective Subject Lines & Text from source sites. We don't crawl any replies to the messages posted on the site, as our visitor/user must go to respective site to read full message/discussion.

All messages crawled (added to our index) are the sole property of their respective forums/sites/owners. Although you are permitted to locate and access the messages through our index, you may need to obtain authorization of the respective owner of such materials before using them for any purpose other than viewing on the web.

 

hugh

5+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 4234835 posted 8:19 pm on Nov 25, 2010 (gmt 0)

I've written to the supporting email address (forumlogr@gmail.com) but they haven't complied with my take down request so I've submitted a DMCA to google adsense because I see almost 7 million pages in google's index and they're all showing google ads...

https://www.google.com/adsense/support/bin/answer.py?answer=146178

[google.com...]

OMZen



 
Msg#: 4234835 posted 5:40 am on Nov 26, 2010 (gmt 0)

If i recollect correctly, they have an opt-out form?

hugh

5+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 4234835 posted 8:50 pm on Nov 27, 2010 (gmt 0)

They're ignoring take down requests as far as I can tell...

Mike_Feury

10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 4234835 posted 4:12 am on Dec 13, 2010 (gmt 0)

I see WOT gives them a 'poor' rating.

onepointone

5+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 4234835 posted 6:38 am on Dec 13, 2010 (gmt 0)

So you need 'original content'. 'age' and 'diverse backlinks' to rank well in google?

This domain created in April 2010.
Scraped content.
99% of backlinks from the same site.

Ranks top 20 for over 17K keywords.
alexa 21K

jNorth



 
Msg#: 4234835 posted 8:27 pm on Jan 31, 2011 (gmt 0)

not good if they spell copyright wrong

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