ShieldSquare is listed as a late stage vendor in Forrester's New Tech: Bot Management, Q3 2018 report. Click to know more.

ShieldSquare receives the 2018 Frost & Sullivan Global Customer Value Leadership Award in Bot Risk Management

Scraping is the process of extracting data or information from websites and publishing it elsewhere. In most cases, this is an illegal activity if it is being done without the consent of the author or the original source. Typically, content scrapers steal the entire content from websites or mobile applications and publish it to gain traffic. Manually scraping content by copying and pasting is possible, but it’s a laborious chore. Hence scrapers deploy sophisticated bots to perform this highly repetitive task.

Types of online businesses targeted by content scrapers:

  • Online media
  • Blogs, review sites
  • Online classifieds, job portals, and property websites
  • Educational platforms
  • Financial services

The Impact of Content Scraping

Losing valuable content

Scrapers and competitor bots get an unfair advantage using your content. After spending a considerable amount of time and money, the content on your web page becomes your most valuable asset. When they are scraped and published elsewhere in a matter of seconds, the genuine traffic to your website is affected and may affect your revenue.

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Loss in SEO ranking

When your content is duplicated illegally, the content on the scraper’s site or app can even outrank your original content, significantly hurting your SEO strategy. This has a negative impact on your site in search rankings.

bot traffic affects SEO factors

Bad user experience

Scraper bots, as they crawl your website or mobile application, can stress your servers and network bandwidth with multiple page requests in a short span of time. This significantly increases server load time and creates bad user experience, rendering your website and mobile application unusable for your users, and seriously dents your brand reputation.

Stop Bad User Experience

Distorted analytics

Bots visiting your website can generate fake page views. This will distort your analytics and you will no longer be able to rely on the metrics that you see. Sooner or later you will start wondering about the reason behind your poor conversion rates.

Manually tracking and blocking bots can be tedious, ineffective, and tiresome. Prevent unauthorized content duplication and loss of competitive advantage with ShieldSquare protection.

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Learn How ShieldSquare Helped Njuskalo Stop Content Scraping and Spam Leads

Industry Recognition

Cited In Gartner’s Hype Cycle for Application Security
ShieldSquare is mentioned in Hype Cycle for Application Security, 2018 for the second consecutive year
Listed As A Late Stage Vendor In New Tech: Bot Management, 2018
Forrester has positioned ShieldSquare as a ‘Late Stage’ vendor for technology maturity
Received Customer Value Leadership Award, 2018
ShieldSquare recently received the Customer Value Leadership Award in the Global Bot Risk Management (BRM) Market from Frost & Sullivan
Cited In The Gartner Marketing Technology Vendor Guide, 2018
Gartner has listed ShieldSquare in the Marketing Technology Vendor Guide for its ad verification capabilities

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