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Constant abuse by scapers

Thursday, 8 September 2022  |  Customer Services

We have fought them "tooth and nail" for many years.

Just a "heads-up" on some changes at SupplyDivision.com.

Some 80%, yes 80%! of the traffic on our sites is now "scarpers/spiders”, “bots" doing nothing except uplifting our product data and prices for their benefit, not ours. We understand that many "cloud hosting providers" use the same servers they provide for commercial web-hosting(cloud services) to competitors as they do to crawl for their own purposes.

Due to the constant abuse of our server by these “scrapers" we have been forced to put a barrier up. So, going forward prices, discounts and ordering options will only be available to those who are signed-in. You can still visit the item and check specs etc. without logging in.

We are sorry to do this however, at present there isn't any other option to discern between bona-fide good search-engine spiders updating their database and those "stealing" our data to use against us. Also, if it's 80% for us then its similar for everyone else's sites. That's mind-boggling to say the least!
We implemented this on TrueTrim.com some time ago and have seen traffic tail-off from "bots" by some 50%, without affecting the level of business whatsoever.  That’s got to be a big "WIN" for the environment. The energy consumed by their data leaching activities is truly mind-boggling. This level of energy use can't truly be justified by the internet giants any more. Spending such a vast amount on energy and then claiming to plant trees or the likes to "help" the earth, somehow doesn't seem to be defensible to us. We realise our "tiny" protest won't really affect them but it does make us feel better. 
(Sorry to rantsmiley). 

As you already have a SupplyDivision.com profile this change shouldn't interfere too much with your experience when you visit us. 

As always, thank you for your past business and we hope we will be able to help you again soon.

Keep safe & kind regards

Neil.
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