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Discussion in 'Keywords' started by hostabove, Jan 6, 2008.

  1. #1
    Hi,
    SEMrush
    On one or two of my sites, I can see lots of traffic coming from one site called keywordspy. Just wondering if peoples are using my sites to get my keywords? Should I be worried about this? What can one do to stop such sites?

    Thanks.
     
    hostabove, Jan 6, 2008 IP
    SEMrush
  2. Marieta

    Marieta Peon

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    HI, I'm having the same problem with this website. Could anybody tell me if it's legal? I'd like my competitors working as hard as I did and not just stealing my keywords.
    Please, help!
    Thanks,
    Maria
     
    Marieta, Jan 7, 2008 IP
  3. nasium

    nasium Active Member

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    #3
    All they are doing is capturing what your keywords are and displaying them in a organized fashion. If you are getting "a lot" of traffic coming from that site, must mean you have loads of competitors and must be popular. If this is such a problem, just ban the IP from hitting your site.
     
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    Stallion Banned

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    I've never heard of this keywordspy, but I'm glad you brought it to my attention.
     
    Stallion, Jan 7, 2008 IP
  5. hostabove

    hostabove Peon

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    #5
    This is really becoming an threat to our sites. As soon competitors will easily navigate through the sites and get the details about keywords which are performing good for that particular site.

    I also do not see any other way than just baning the IP. But I am sure that they are using multiple servers and IPs to go through the sites and will eventually come up.

    Please do catch this issue and update each other if any one found any way out.

    Thanks.
    Hemant
     
    hostabove, Jan 9, 2008 IP
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    can you capture the referrer then use a header redirect to some other site? Or is it too late by then?
     
    darkmessiah, Jan 9, 2008 IP
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    shamus Active Member

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    I honestly don't see the problem....why wouldn't you want to know what keywords your competition is targeting? It can only make you better, and give you a reason to start shifting gears if need be.

    I don't know about you, but I don't like to be left behind!
     
    shamus, Jan 11, 2008 IP
  8. BusinessMinded08

    BusinessMinded08 Peon

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    #8
    I have heard of them, the main goal behind KeywordSpy is to be able to find keywords of your competitors by inputting their URL. I think its a paid service though, correct me if I'm wrong.
     
    BusinessMinded08, Jan 17, 2008 IP
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    Wow. Keywordspy is a tool and it seems like a nice tool.
     
    Hersheys, Jan 17, 2008 IP
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    #10
    does that tool do a spy for a certain site?
    you know what keyword they getting a great traffic.
     
    ron21, Jan 18, 2008 IP
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    Tolits Guest

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    Absolutely! KeywordSpy is a keyword research competitive intelligence tool and powerful affiliate search engine that will help you know what keywords your competitors are using and how it generates money for them, you can use those keywords to drive traffic to your site and give your business the exposure it needs. It offers Free trials.
     
    Tolits, Jan 23, 2008 IP
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    It's new for me don't heard about Keyword spy, this is good tool to your competitors
     
    nalds20, Jan 23, 2008 IP
  13. BusinessMinded08

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    Yup, I recommend it if you want to "spy" on your competitors... who says "crime" doesn't pay :p ;)
     
    BusinessMinded08, Jan 23, 2008 IP
  14. hostabove

    hostabove Peon

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    #14
    Here is the url from my web stats

    http://www.keywordspy.com/find-competitor-keywords/host-mirror.com

    This clearly shows that some one is targeting my site www.host-mirror.com using this tool.
    Yes, this is a paid service. I checked their site.

    I don't know whether it's good or bad but one this is sure, if you are paid member it might be something value to you but if you are not and a victim of it, then.......................
     
    hostabove, Jan 23, 2008 IP
  15. BusinessMinded08

    BusinessMinded08 Peon

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    ^^ Then get them back and steal their keywords.

    This is all we need... a bunch of website owners running around stealing each other's keywords, for some reason, it might be bad for some that put hard work into their keyword research but its funny though if you ask me, lol... :D
     
    BusinessMinded08, Jan 23, 2008 IP
  16. hostabove

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    Yes, this seems funny in a surprising way to me too!
    :confused:
     
    hostabove, Jan 23, 2008 IP
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    ^^ Think of it as 2 little kids stealing each other's spelling words in class.

    "Little Jimmy was stealing Little Billy's spelling words."

    IDK, maybe its just me... :p
     
    BusinessMinded08, Jan 23, 2008 IP
  18. hostabove

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    #18
    It may not be between two kids. It may be like one person is stealing keywords from it's main competitors to gain advantage for his site. This can impact you and me in negative way as well.
     
    hostabove, Jan 23, 2008 IP
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    BusinessMinded08 Peon

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    ^^ I get what your saying, but no one person is going to be the most perfect person. You can do the same back to the person or you can steal competitors keywords. There is no primary person who is going to have seniority over any other place.
     
    BusinessMinded08, Jan 23, 2008 IP
  20. FTR

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    http://www.robotstxt.org/ is the answer to those who don´t like them accessing your site, but of course the useragent is needed, anyone who manages to find out the useragent do tell us all. I´ve scoured my raw access logs for unknown bots and can only find benign ones - are they masquearfading as googlebot or something? Are they ripping the data from another source (such as google)?

    They got caught spamming recently to up their own presence http://www.hybrid6.com/webgeek/2008/06/keywordspy-caught-spamming-blogs-for-links.php

    If you want to keep out those refered to your site by keywordspy, try the following in .htaccess

    RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} keywordspy [NC]
    RewriteRule .* - [F]

    ...and hopefully you'll keep them out of your access logs too :)
     
    FTR, Dec 20, 2008 IP