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All Shades of Gray - Mahalo SEO Spam Case Study

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by MrBlue, Jan 24, 2010.

  1. MrBlue

    MrBlue Senior Member

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    This is a great article and case study by Aaron Wall from seobook on Google's hypocrisy as it relates to autoblogs and content scraping.

    "Does Google like auto-generated websites wrapped in Google AdSense ads?

    The short answer is no.

    The long answer is a bit more convoluted. But so long as they are...

    * well branded
    * well funded
    * operating at scale
    * good at public relations
    * wrapped in AdSense ads

    ...the answer is yes, autogenerated websites full of scraped content are fine..."

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    http://www.seobook.com/black-hat-seo-case-study
     
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  2. oxonbeef

    oxonbeef BANNED BANNED

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    Interesting read.
     
  3. OldMadHatter

    OldMadHatter Junior Member

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    hehe, thank you for the share. you can do it cheaper than running your own Mahalo, though... and the beauty is, it takes Caffeine into account.
     
  4. blazen

    blazen Regular Member

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    That Mahalo dude is also a hypocritical douchebag. I remember him talking about and publicly calling seos and blackhats scumbags. Then he goes and create Mahalo and fill the serps with his duplicate content spam. He even spammed emails and social media sites to promote Mahalo.
     
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  5. Megalomaniac Midget

    Megalomaniac Midget Power Member Premium Member

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    The real masters of BH SEO don't use xrumer,comment spamming, etc... they use social engineering. Mahalo link baited the SEO industry & played them like a fiddle until he got critical mass.
     
  6. showbizvet

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    Interesting point there midget and good read. The one thing, no matter who says what is this... It always is.. and always will be changing. Soon as one gets to be King, another is there to try to take them down, that's biz. G is and must respond to the marketplace, they are King, but to remain so they must (and are) evolving.