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Why would ebay visit my site?

     
12:04 am on Aug 28, 2006 (gmt 0)

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why is ebay visiting my site?

Here is it's ip.

66.77.136.***

It landed on my page that told it that it has a browser that doesn't support cookies.

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2:44 pm on Aug 28, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Not knowing what's on your site, it's hard to tell.

Do you of anything on your site that may have attracted their interest?

Do you have any ebay-related content?

10:46 pm on Aug 28, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Could it be that someone running an eBay auction has linked to your site?
6:46 pm on Sept 10, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Someone could be running an eBay auction that uses an image that they're pulling off your site (and presenting as their own).
8:10 pm on Sept 10, 2006 (gmt 0)

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eBay assuredly has a spider crawling that is unrelated to sellers item listings.
They've been visiting some of my pages for months.
Having never crawled more than an a handful and never taking images.

In addition these is an employee who is "chasing" all outside-eBay URL links in sellers items (a violation of seller UAG) for what good this person does is unknown.
The chaser visited a sellers page that had a link to one my web pages and did noting to correct the issue or remove the sellers items.

My solution was to redirect the referral to a portion of my websites that sells items of similar subject material.
(Funny thing ;) the ebay chaser didn't catch that either because they just copied and pasted the URL instead of following the link.)

5:17 am on Sept 11, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Personally I think the ebay bot is scanning for keywords to add to their arsenal. They are building landing pages with them .. I've seen a few come up in the serps recently.
6:28 am on Sept 11, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Personally I think the ebay bot is scanning for keywords to add to their arsenal. They are building landing pages with them .. I've seen a few come up in the serps recently.

I'm inclined to "make" eBay jump through the same hoops that they require to report violations of TOS by their sellers who attempt to link to images or even copy (word for word) material from web pages to hawk their items.