TheFind has recently announced the launch of their new Merchant Center and its accompanying UpFront Merchant Program. As many of you may already know, TheFind, while they do accept product data feeds… Mostly just crawl sites in search of products for sale.
This is a pretty vague patent application, in my opinion, and I really think that mining data in this way should not be legal, nor approved. Fact is, the means in which this is presented is very combative, and identifies SEOs as the cause of link spam. It’s like saying lawyers are the reason for lawsuits, or dentists the reason for cavities.