Etsy Rip-Off Site Gets Smackdown From Google. Amazon Next?
A Hong Kong website that appears to have scraped product listings from Etsy in order to drive traffic to its site through Google search results has turned to Amazon.com's affiliate program for revenue after Google apparently ejected the site from its AdSense advertising program. But it took five months from the time sellers first discussed the site on Etsy discussion boards for any action to have been taken at all. Etsy sellers noticed EtsyStore.net in March, but weren't sure if it was helpful in driving traffic to their listings, though they noted it appeared to be "fishy."