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IncrediBIL put together a great resource post if you are interested in stopping (ok, slowing down) your competitors from using different SEO tools to to mine your site and SEO tactics.
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from SlightlyShadySEO 2230 Days ago #
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I feel like in the name of tradition I should start arguing with incredibill here...but excellent post ;-)

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from IncrediBILL 2230 Days ago #
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Don’t worry shady, the BH contingency will never allow this sphinn to hit the home page.

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from SlightlyShadySEO 2230 Days ago #
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Heh you enjoy the conspiracy theories.

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from IncrediBILL 2229 Days ago #
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It’s stalled at 14 sphinns, I’m pretty sure it’s not a conspiracy theory any more ;)

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from jeffquipp 2229 Days ago #
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Awesome post Incredibill! Are you kidding ... this is absolutely going hot! Would be a shame not to! I’m never really seen anything looking at it from this perspective before.

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from DarkMatter 2229 Days ago #
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I’m glad Shady and his skull & bones crew weren’t able to bury this one...great post!

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from TheMadHat 2229 Days ago #
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Good post. Will stop most snoopers...except for ones that know how to use lib_curl properly.And look, it went hot even with all the deshpinning shady did ;)

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from SlightlyShadySEO 2229 Days ago #
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@DarkMatter: I have a skull and bones crew? Heh. You give me too much credit.I have nothing against incredibill anyways. His specialty is really the same as mine, just used in a different way. No matter how you cut it, it’s all access control.Heh and for the record, I did not desphinn. I don’t really desphinn much of anything haha.

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from TheMadHat 2229 Days ago #
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I know...I was just antagonizing the WH conspiracy theory group. curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_POSTFIELDS, &skull&bones&rulz);

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from IncrediBILL 2229 Days ago #
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The speed trap scripts or Anti-Crawl will stop lib_curl screaming through a site.

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from SlightlyShadySEO 2229 Days ago #
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Heh IncrediBill, I’ve used libcurl many times now...and "screaming" is not what I’d call it’s speed. Not unless you deal with a wholleeee lotta hassle

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from IncrediBILL 2229 Days ago #
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OK, I’ll define "screaming" as more than 10-15 pages in a minute which exceeds typical usage.

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from IncrediBILL 2229 Days ago #
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Here’s a bonus idea I got today from someone’s comment:One more creative thing you can do to your website is cloak the meta tags so that only the search engines see them and disable the meta tags for normal visitors. Nothing really wrong with this because meta tags by definition are only for the search engines and snooping SEO’s will be completely left in the dark when they can’t see your meta keywords or description. Especially  if you combine cloaking meta tags with the NOARCHIVE option described above so then it’s completely hidden from prying eyes.

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from g1smd 2229 Days ago #
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At least part of the meta description will appear in the SERPs in any case, so they can never be completely hidden from prying eyes.

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from IncrediBILL 2229 Days ago #
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That’s true, but only a portion will show and the meta keywords will be hidden. Still better than wide open access and watching your $EO investment go down the drain as fast as some tool can grab the pages.

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from IncrediBILL 2229 Days ago #
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BTW, the meta tag trick could also save big sites a ton of bandwidth instead of dumping all those useless tags to millions of visitors

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from seowrench 2227 Days ago #
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I have been extremely busy the last few days, and I finally got back over here to see how the sphinn crowd thought of your post. Guess they enjoyed it. Funny that an off white hat seo submitted it, but not many WH comments. You gotta defend your property regardless of what color your hat is, right?

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