This opens up a big can of worms, but I’m very proud of SDC for releasing this.
As part of our ongoing efforts to improve the buying experience for shoppers online, Shopping.com is experimenting with new ways to collect and aggregate data through web crawling. At this point we do not plan on integrating inventory from our web crawling index with inventory that we receive from our merchants.
More later…oh, and did you see Become’s new design?
I was alerted to SDC’s spider by Vic Berggren who runs a myriad of sites. He discovered the crawler on Interlink Communications Systems, but Vic is also involved with New Balance Tampa and the excellent ShoeStock blog. In his first month writing the blog, he had 3,600 unique visitors and 5,500 page views.