Online directories hold valuable content that is, in most cases, not protected by copyright law. It is no wonder that these sites are targeted by unethical competitors and other business entities who wish to extract this information and use it to their business benefits.
Don't be mistaken, this is not 'just' another IT disruption. It is not your content or IT resources they are after. They want your business.
Most chances are that right now you have unethical competitors scraping your content to republish it and compete on clients and search engine ranking. They will claim to have more extensive information than you have and try to take your market position.
You have 3rd parties that are data-mining your website pages, repackaging, re-bundling, and selling it, making profits that should have been yours.
You have spammers taking advantage of any contact form you have to send unsolicited messages to your visitors or customers, promoting their goods.
You have click-bots clicking any sponsored link or ad on your site just to make an advertiser lose his entire budget to fraud.
If you have a user-review platform, you'll see it spammed or used to bully businesses.
Some of the typical damages:
So how do you protect yourself?
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