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Discussion in 'Affiliate Marketing' started by SecNam, Nov 28, 2011.

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  1. SecNam

    SecNam Moderator Staff Member

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    do bots have set IP address? if they do can you put them in a db to block bots from clicking affiliate links, or is this not advisable.
     
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    I believe Google actually requests that you actively monitor your sites traffic and filter out as much as you can. I read a post on the adsense blog about this the other day.

    I wrote a script that connects into an API for a database of suspect IP it then disables links or displaying google ads.
     
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    Yes if you use an affilaite program like EPN which uses a CPC based program, you should definitely block as many bots as possible as they will deminish the quality of clicks and therefore the value of click.

    For a program like Amazon Ass it shouldn't really matter as you're paid on products sold.

    Get a current list of bots from Google and add them to your robots.txt file in this format to block single known bots:

    User-agent: *
    Allow: /
    Disallow: /cgi-bin
    Disallow: /wp-admin
    Disallow: /wp-includes
    Disallow: /wp-content
    Disallow: /search/*/feed
    Disallow: /search/*/*

    Or add this to block them all:

    # go away
    User-agent: *
    Disallow: /
     
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