Archive of UserLand's first discussion group, started October 5, 1998.

eBay shuts out search engines (Re: iSyndicate)

Author:Lawrence Lee
Posted:9/3/1999; 4:30:38 PM
Topic:Who owns what parts of your webpage?
Msg #:10546 (In response to 10495)
Prev/Next:10542 / 10547

News.Com: eBay cuts off outside search service

"Leading online auctioneer eBay is clamping down on outside companies that use search engines to find items for sale on its site, arguing that the technology affects site performance.


While Bidder's Edge and other search services do not need legal permission to search the auction site, excluding eBay from these searches puts a damper on their usefulness, according to at least one customer."

eBay doesn't seem to maintain a robots.txt file.

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