Astroturfing?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by TheGarden, Mar 10, 2011.

  1. TheGarden

    TheGarden Registered Member

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    I've just been reading an article[1] about how corporations are using a method called "astroturfing" to generate fake 'grass' roots' support for them or a product. This can involve the auto creation of hundreds of online personas on social sites.

    Its mass social engineering.

    Now the relevance to SEO is: What are these "tools" they mention in the article?:

    I'm just wondering if we're missing a potential trick here or are they talking about software we all know about anyway (like xGenSEO and SENuke)?

    [1] http://www.guardian.co.uk/environme...23/need-to-protect-internet-from-astroturfing
     
  2. tony23

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    I think they stole that from blackhatters.
     
  3. CyrusTheVirus

    CyrusTheVirus Newbie

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    this term should be changed, it sounds like an astrology thing