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Why would you write a bot to dl ads?

     
11:18 pm on Feb 26, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Why would anyone write a bot that downloads the ads on a page? Most likely a bot is going to ignore these, especially ads delivered by javascript.
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> Why would anyone write a bot that downloads the ads on a page?

A competitor - to get you kicked out of an ad program.

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> Why would anyone write a bot that downloads the ads on a page?

A competitor - to get you kicked out of an ad program.

This misses the point that it's more difficult to decline to serve ads to those types of bots, unless you use a sophisticated whitelisting system like IncrediBill's.