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Anyone familiar with 301/302 Hijacking?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by joelb, Oct 27, 2008.

  1. joelb

    joelb Registered Member

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    Was up. About a month ago my site was a PR3 and ranked top 10 for my main keyword. Since then, I was deindexed from Google, but when it came back in the serps, my Title and Description said "SWFObject 2 static publishing example page". I dunno wtf that is. I checked the cache for my site in google, and it showed somebody else website not even in my same niche. Now I am a PR0 and am not ranked for ANY of my keywords. I posted this question on another forum and they said it sounded like somebody hijacked my rankings using "301/302 redirecting" That sounds blackhat to me so who better to come to than this forum. How can I get around this? Is there anyway I can get my rankings back?

    Here is my site
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    www.livefreewithgbg.com
     
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  2. scubaslick

    scubaslick Regular Member

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    I could be wrong, but I don't think the site is deindexed. The blog is still there under the TLD. The last time the bot went by (10/16) the site was redirected to smileyforsupervisor.com

    I see a few possibilities here but unfortunately for you, no way to fix the listing.

    1) your host screwed up and redirected your site during maintenance or something and googbot just happened to show up at that point
    2) you've been hacked and someone intentionally redirected it
    3) googbot has the hickups and just screwed up, it happens
    4) you pulled down your main page while updating it or something and instead of a 404 you got redirected somehow... this one is weak, but who knows.

    Unfortunately the only thing you can do is contact google directly and see what they say and what - if anything they'll do. If it's a hickup with the bot, it'll self correct at the next PR update probably.

    What I'd do in the short term is throw up a half dozen new blogger blogs, a squidoo lens, head over to yahoo answers and in each case, throw some links immediately at your sites root. You MIGHT be able to get recrawled that way, and when the bot comes by this time it'll see the new info. If nothing else, it might get you back in the serps for TLD correctly.

    This sucks man. Good luck with it.
     
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  3. kandor

    kandor Regular Member

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    I asked someone very knowledgeable in this area and hi told me there is no way to protect your self against this kind of hijackings and the only way to fix the issue is to through out more links to your page than the page that high jacked you have.

    This way your page gets back to normal.

    And it is not a hick up, it is an illegal way to hijack traffic.

    Kandor
     
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  4. joelb

    joelb Registered Member

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    damn thats crazy. These I hackers are no joke. Is it really that easy to destroy competition? I used SEnuke to do blast some web2.0 sites to hopefully bring the spiders back. I guess ill contact Google.
     
  5. kandor

    kandor Regular Member

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    Well I would not try to contact google in first place as I never seen them give back the ranking as someone had before, they just fix the error, but if you will through links at the page and get it fixed you will probably keep your ranking or get an even better one.

    So give it 1 week time, if not then contact.

    But off course its just a suggestion.

    Kandor
     
  6. joelb

    joelb Registered Member

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    Kandor, I thought about that, but if all Im doing is throwing more links at my domain, that google thinks is the hackers, wouldnt I be building links for the hackers benefit?

    I doubt Google would give me the pagerank back right when I ask, but i still have the same backlinks pointing to my site. So wouldnt my pagerank go up at the next update anyway?
     
  7. kandor

    kandor Regular Member

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    The links would be to your domain, the problem is at DNS level I believe.

    But as I wrote, I am not anyhow expert in this nor has it happened to me ever.
    I just know someone who know a lot about this kind of things.

    And his suggestion as you read from the email that I sent is that you should throw links at your page.

    If you want to ask more specific, then send me a new email and I will forward it to him.

    Kandor
     
  8. joelb

    joelb Registered Member

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    Ok thanks Kandor, you've been a HUGE help. I contacted Bluehost and asked if it shows that my domain has been redirected in the past month, and he said NO. Ill just just build more links and see what happens from there.
     
  9. StillSmiling

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    joelb, pls keep us updated. This is just foul.
    Best of luck man!
     
  10. joelb

    joelb Registered Member

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    I also checked my cache for Yahoo as well as MSN and the cached pages accurately reflects my site, so this is only a problem with the big G

    *edit Nevermind Ask is showing the same thing as google, and the msn cache is in the middle of september. that may be before I was hacked*
     
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  11. omfg

    omfg Newbie

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    It's not your domain that got redirected, somebody else 302'd their domain to yours. Search G00g (omfg how much I wish there was an alternative for these megalomaniac muppets) for terms like "page hijack" and "302 redirect problem". It's supposed to be fixed for two or three years now, but obviously it's not.
     
  12. burnzrogo

    burnzrogo Newbie

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    HI Guys,

    I have finally fixed this for many of my sites that were attacked using a 302 redirect google hijack. Clever way I figured out on how to fix this but I did. If anybody is having the same issue I did with a 302 redirect hijack please contact me. I can help you. Don't let your website fall victim to these scumbags taking your rankings in the search engines. Took me about 6 months to track and find this fix and it is working. Anybody needs help let me know. You can PM. Cheers. This 302 Redirect Hijack is a Google issue but you can defend this.
     
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    Kralj187 Senior Member

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    Why responding to a post from 2008?
     
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    topcoder Junior Member

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    I read it and found it useful :/
     
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    help me as newbie I cant PM you