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Amazon Site Ranking with Blackhat

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by twistedtrick, May 30, 2013.

  1. twistedtrick

    twistedtrick Power Member

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    After Penguin 2.0 was released, I am seeing this site all over the place for a variety of terms:

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    http://catalogue.danshigerr.com
    One term they come up for is "eureka rr cheapest", with a #2 result directly under amazon.com.

    Confused by this, I clicked the link, and was surprised to be redirected to an amazon affiliate page. When you visit the link directly however (aka: you do not show a search engine as your referrer) the page loads as usual and you can take a closer look. The content looks copied from somewhere, and after a little quick searching I realized the content on the page was just scraped from Bing Shopping results and all hyperlinks were removed.

    Upon inspection, I found an interesting script (this example was for a different search term):

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    <div style="display:none;"><script src="http://s11.cnzz.com/stat.php?id=5304821&web_id=5304821" language="JavaScript"></script> 
      <script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript">    
    var regexp=/\.(sogou|soso|baidu|google|youdao|yahoo|360|so|bing|118114|biso|gougou|ifeng|ivc|sooule|niuhu|biso|aol)(\.[a-z0-9\-]+){1,2}\//ig;var 
    
    where =document.referrer;if(regexp.test(where)){
        window.location.href="http://www.amazon.com/s/url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=honeywell fan remote/?_encoding=UTF8&tag=smith09-
    
    20&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325";
        //window.location.href="/go.php?tag=honeywell-fan-remote-15806";
        }
    </script></div>
    I am not a programmer by any means so do not entirely follow what this script does, but it looks like some sort of cloaking script judging from all of the search engines listed.

    The included script hosted on s11.cnzz.com is a lot more complicated and I have no idea what that does...if anyone could shed some light I would be very interested.

    The owner of that site has to be making a killing on affiliate commissions and they don't seem to have any links going to their site so I am curious how they are ranking. Does anyone know what script this is, or if is completely custom?
     
  2. WPRipper

    WPRipper Supreme Member

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    I think its some kind of redirect script. IDK for sure.
     
  3. ju111

    ju111 Newbie

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    From my point of view, this site is big and has a lot of content (mainly coming from external websites).

    The javascript enables to redirect the user directly to Amazon when the Referrer is a search engine AND when for some products only.

    I think that the website redirects the user to Amazon when the searched product is not available in their shop directly.
     
  4. 312k1t

    312k1t Registered Member

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    The script redirects visitors from SERP to amazon affiliate url.
    Anyone know how is this guy ranking his site?
     
  5. ju111

    ju111 Newbie

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    lot of content
     
  6. WayneInc

    WayneInc Senior Member

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    This is a Java redirect script and if you know then google still can't read the Java script..
     
  7. affarmy

    affarmy Regular Member

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    a) script is a cloaking script. See fantomaster for more
    b) site ranks with tons of chinese links..
     
  8. bytzu

    bytzu Registered Member

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    The script on s11.cnzz.com is an analytics script to keep track of his traffic like G Analytics. He has a bunchload of scraped content with random links on his HP changing on each load(over 47k indexed pages in Google). He redirects the traffic coming from SE and he display the content hidden on page for direct links.
    What is strange is that he is ranking in Google. I think it's just a matter of time until he will be hit by a G update but until then he is making a shit load of $$$
     
  9. WayneInc

    WayneInc Senior Member

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    This is extremely blackhat technique..if google caught them then they will permanent deindex this site.
     
  10. thejake

    thejake Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    It's like somebody who sucks at php and doesn't understand javascript dropped a bunch of blackhat hacks in one place and got moderately lucky.
     
  11. betam4x

    betam4x Newbie

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    Could be wrong, but i'll give it a shot:

    1) Scrape large shopping site for products (shopping.com in this case)
    2) Query Amazon Affiliate api for results if user clicks on it from search engine.
    3) Otherwise display scraped content, this allows google to crawl the scraped content and do keyword matching.
    4) Blackhat it to help boost rankings.

    Smart move, haven't seen the site in my results (except under that seemingly obscure term) but if he's able to pull it off for even a few products he is probably making bank.
     
  12. 312k1t

    312k1t Registered Member

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    1) You don't have to scrape the content. There are APIs for that.
    2) You don't need get right product url from api, just send visitor to http://www.amazon.com/s?tag=<AMAZON_AFF_ID>&field-keywords=<PRODUCT_NAME>

    If anyone is able to rank affiliate sites like this guy, then please send me PM.