Hi all! @Mattches … Not sure who to tag in this question. Long post, sorry…
I use the API output file provided at https://publishers-distro.basicattentiontoken.org/api/v1/public/channels
While processing the data, I am flagging 404 NOT FOUND, 403 Forbidden (for manual review), Account Suspended, 500(x) unavailable (manual review), and INVALID_HTTPS errors.
About 5%-10% of sites are being flagged for serious reasons.
My question is that if the API file contains so many websites that are in violation of publisher TOS, how do I know what sites are “suspended” internally. OR is the api file only including approved channels and if a channel is removed, is it removed from the API file?
There are going to be thousands of sites in clear violation of the Publisher TOS (many of whom just wanted the referral ID I presume).
How you handle it is up to you, I just want my data to be accurate and inclusive only of sites who meet publisher requirements.