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12:41 pm on Aug 30, 2001 (gmt 0)

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I am receiving loads of queries from traffic magnet asking whether I want to be submitted to 300,000 search engines. Is anyone else receiving this spam and can you tell where it is coming from? I guess they must either be spidering or picking up on our submissions to one of the engines.

All the best
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6:43 pm on Aug 30, 2001 (gmt 0)

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Are they, "dominate the search engines for the price of a happy meal"?...if so, yes.
6:48 pm on Aug 30, 2001 (gmt 0)

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Ian,

I have gotten these all week.....they are the ones that take the screen shot of your homepage and use it in an image, right?

I actually got one today....and yesterday...and the day before.

Very aggravating!

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Brett, I think this is a different one

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7:34 pm on Aug 30, 2001 (gmt 0)

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Yes, those are the ones.

And yes I am still getting them for sites that I am optimising. Must be one of the SEs or Directories, I don't use multiple submitters (any more).

7:46 pm on Aug 30, 2001 (gmt 0)

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It's the listing in ODP probably. I recently did a site that's only been online for a week. Submitted to ODP and luckily got listed within a couple of days. Two days after that client forwards me the email asking why he's not in ALL the engines within 10 days. arrgh!! :)
4:00 am on Aug 31, 2001 (gmt 0)

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Out of curiosity, are they being sent to email addresses in your domains' whois information? I got 1 of these once, I replied pretending to be a lawyer and said some stuff about spam and about copyright violation of my website (from the snapshot). The snapshot disappeared quickly and no more emails.

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4:30 am on Aug 31, 2001 (gmt 0)

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C'mon ggrot, don't tease.

Whaddija say?

Woz