KJBweb - 10:45 am on Jun 24, 2011 (gmt 0)
Just FYI, in the past week I've seen a huge increase in scrapers spoofing the http_referer to make it look like it's coming from Google search. If I didn't have several layers of scraper detection, I'd be fooled into thinking my traffic from Google was improving.
Scraper detection, care to share what forms of scraper detection you use?
One of my sites got smacked down the listings hard since the 1st of this month, and quite rightly so.
It was a local news aggregator with links to the source, mainly just to pull news (via RSS) for a specific area all into one place with small business listings on there and a small forum too.
As said earlier, a re-think for some is required where the primary goal needs to come away from the revenue and more towards the user experience... ie. Satisfy the user :)
Bounce rate is now more important than ever it seems.