Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from

Forum Moderators: incrediBILL & martinibuster

is this violation of TOS?

4:45 pm on Sep 8, 2005 (gmt 0)

5+ Year Member

I came across from YM bot sending me a message to visit a website w/ their URL included..(and yes I did visit that website)

Can this be violation of TOS in "Don't employ cloaking or sneaky redirects"?

8:03 pm on Sep 8, 2005 (gmt 0)

10+ Year Member

Yes this is against TOS.

I had asked adsense people.

8:14 pm on Sep 8, 2005 (gmt 0)

5+ Year Member

What is a YM Bot?
12:51 am on Sep 9, 2005 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

A program to send automated / spam messages through Yahoo Messenger.
2:34 am on Sep 9, 2005 (gmt 0)

5+ Year Member

Well in my point of view, it depends on what the bot message is...

Its just a marketing strategy and it depends on the user if he will click on the Adsense ads found in the website

4:54 am on Sep 9, 2005 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member jomaxx is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member

I think it more fits in the category of "publishers may not bring unnatural attention to sites displaying ads through unsolicited mass emails". It's not exactly an email, but IM spam is no better than email spam.

Featured Threads

My Threads

Hot Threads This Week

Hot Threads This Month

All trademarks and copyrights held by respective owners. Member comments are owned by the poster.
Home ¦ Free Tools ¦ Terms of Service ¦ Privacy Policy ¦ Report Problem ¦ About ¦ Library ¦ Newsletter
WebmasterWorld is a Developer Shed Community owned by Jim Boykin.
© Webmaster World 1996-2014 all rights reserved