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Automated Tools: Keyword Restriction Good or Bad?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Micallef, Nov 7, 2010.

  1. Micallef

    Micallef Supreme Member

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    Speaking hypothetically here -

    If a powerful new automated linkbuilding tool was released, would you support or reject the following feature?:

    Hardcoded banning of the most widely abused keywords such as viagra, cialis, tiffany jewelery etc

    Only the very, very worst offending keywords would be included - we've all seen them before, basically replica and pharma with a few others thrown in.

    This would be designed as a measure to keep the tool effective for longer, and to avoid the destruction of blogs on which links can be built by "responsible" spammers.

    Good idea or bad?

    Micallef.
     
  2. suzieq

    suzieq Junior Member

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    Yes, sounds good, if you include Ugg boots in that list too!

    Responsible spammers, lets unite and take over..
     
  3. jb2008

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    I think that's a very good idea, but wouldn't it lead to saturation anyway, I mean, if your tool is any good, it would identify fresh blogs with low OBL and then make them high OBL after many people use them. The footprints you have collected I don't think should be unleashed on the public since it would mean the destruction of many, many useful neighborhoods. Of course I don't know what you're planning but, I'd say at the very least keep the price high and emphasise responsible spamming.
     
  4. Dellius

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    Spammers are not responsible people. Spamming by nature is destructive and irresponsible and suggest the people doing it have little regard for the work of others.

    With that said, putting hard-coded limitations will just push many of your customers away. Especially if you set the price high. Who would want to pay a fortune for a tool and then pay another fortune for another tool to do the job the first tool is restricted from doing ?
     
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    I think it's a good idea, tbh, the chinese spammers (ugg boots) are extremely irresponsible and basically ruin it for everyone, not just the website owner. They are also shooting themselves in the foot by overdoing it.
     
  6. Micallef

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    OK, thanks for the input.

    I have decided to block only the very worst offenders:

    viagra
    cialis
    ugg boots
    tiffany

    Any others you think are particularly bad?
     
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