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I found '(compatible; CGCrawler2.0; http://www.certguard.com/crawler.asp)' in my website's access logs, what does that mean?

It means that our Crawler has been instructed to gather certain (public) information from your website.

What are CertGuard's crawlers used for?

Our crawlers have been designed and put in place to help IT Professionals and exam candidates.

What does the CGCrawler 2.0 crawl?

Currently, CGCrawler 2.0 crawls your index (aka default, or main) page. With the exception of subdomains, we do NOT crawl any other page on your site at the moment, although that feature will be available in the near future.

Why is my site being indexed by CertGuard's crawlers?

Someone, possibly one of your visitors, came to CertGuard and searched your website using our "Braindump Identification System". Once we verified that your site was indeed related to IT Certifications, we added it to our database.

How often is my site indexed by CertGuard's crawlers?

The very first time your site was indexed was upon entry in our database. Each subsequent index is triggered by one of two possible events.

  1. When a human or another Web Crawer uses our "Braindump Identification System" to research your website.
  2. When one of our administrators updates your website's information in our database.

Is there a way to prevent CertGuard from indexing my site?

Since our crawler is identifying itself when it references your website, there are ways of preventing it from accessing your information. However, so that we can provide our visitors with the most current information about your website, we do not have any current flags that tell our crawlers to ignore your website. Please note, that even though there are ways of preventing our crawlers from reaching your website, that does not prevent our adminstrators from accessing your website and manually verifying the information.

How can I better assist CertGuard's crawlers?

The best way to help our crawlers is to not prevent them from indexing your website. Although we do not currently have any special methods of helping our crawlers, we are working on developing methods to use on later releases of our crawler. Should we inplement ways to help, we will include that information on this page.

Who asked CertGuard to classify my website?

Most likely it was someone interested in IT Certifications who came across your site and knows that we help IT Professionals and exam candidates find legitimate sources of study so that they can pass their certification exams without risking their certifications.

Why is my site a 'braindump'?

If we have classified your website as a braindump, then one or more of the following are true:

  • Your study materials violate the Non-Disclosure or Exam Candidate Agreements put forth by the owners or copyright agents of the Certification Vendors.
  • You are providing questions and answers that appear to be in violation of the previously mentioned.
  • Your website contains links or affiliations to other known Braindump websites.
  • We have found other connections that put your website in the middle of a large braindump ring.

Why is my site 'In Progress'?

The main reason a website is listed as 'In Progress' is because we have not been able to make a clear determination as to whether or not your study materials violate the Candidate / Non-Disclosure Agreements set forth by the Certification Vendors. As soon as we can make this determination, we will change the classification of your website.

Another reason a website is listed as 'In Progress' may be because the site appears to be inactive or temporarily disabled, but the WHOIS records still appear to be current.

How can I have my website classification changed?

The only way to have your site classification changed is to change the actual content on your website so that it no longer meets the guidelines of its current classification. We are working on publishing those guidelines to better assist our readers. Classification descriptions can be found on our Search Statistics Page.

How can I have my website classification removed from CertGuard.com?

Unfortunately, we are unable to remove websites from our database. Once your website has been added to our database, it is there for all eternity and will have some sort of CertGuard classification attached to it. If your website meets the guidelines of any of the many classifications we have, then it is more than likely found on numerous other pages within CertGuard's domain. In addition, our website is currently hit by at least 7 other Web Crawlers (including Google, Yahoo!, Live, ScoutJet, SearchMe, Majestic, and Google-MediaPartners) which you're now getting more exposure on; So, look at it as free advertisement for your website.

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