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Black SEO Test: Good Job Penguin & Panda!

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by jeremonster, Jul 25, 2012.

  1. jeremonster

    jeremonster Regular Member

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    So after Penguin and Panda many sites are now paying for the sins of the past (including many of my own).
    I decided to create a test to see how "Black SEO" works in the new world of Panda and if it can be used by competitors as a Black SEO Attack Tool, and the answer is YES! It has long been rumored that it could be done and I wanted to try it out now that some of my sites are earning less money than the cost of renewing the domain. So I thought to myself, why not trash them and send them back on the open market in a blaze of glory?

    For the record: I am ethical and do not believe that attacking anyone's sites is the right thing to do for business and Karma. For this test I used my own sites that were ranking pretty well for a few worthless key words and it has held steady for the last 6 months. The domains are 3 years old and have original content 25-30 pages (not spun or auto-blogs), I had Adsense enabled on them and no other affiliate links. These sites were very clean and organic in terms of SEO and natural links.

    The feared duplicate content factor:

    I wanted to test Google's ability to tell what content was original and what was duplicate so I purchased different extensions of my site name such as .info .org and .net (each from a different provider and hosted separately on different IPs)
    Next, I duplicated the content on to each of the fakes and pinged only the copies like crazy over the last month and a half and I helplessly watched my site drop like magic and somehow the .org went higher that the original was? Thanks again and great work Google! This proves that hijacking an existing low level site is realistically possible.

    SPAM LINKS:

    On another one of my now trash domains that is about to expire I decided to test the "SPAM ATTACK" method to see if Spam Links really could be used as a "Attack Tool" and the answer is YES. Thanks again and great work Google!
    I used every tool that I could and used an extremely offensive set of keywords as the link anchor text (thinking it world be easier to track). I built realistically about 350,000 to 400,000 links and pinged them in every way I know how. 8 days later when I checked the site, I giggled a little bit when I saw that my hosting account was suspended because of the number of complaints regarding my fine choice of testing keywords. So, to play along I called them and told them I had no idea what they are talking about and after 10 min of good lies I was back up and running. Within 20 days the site fell out of the top 100 for nearly every keyword or long tail that it had before. However, here is the best part. After 3 weeks Bing ranked me #2 for the spammed keyword after 3 weeks #5 in Yahoo!!! HAHAHAHA.


    My conclusion is that in all of Google's glory over their new algorithms they have failed to protect real websites from being SEO attacked, copied, cloned or spam blasted without blindly punishing both sites. In their attempt to "clean up the search results" they have opened the door for people to punish each other by using Google to play judge, jury and executioner.


    Has anyone else tested or tried anything similar? :breakpc1:
     
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  2. ppcmaster

    ppcmaster Supreme Member

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    Really? Wow...! I am dumbstruck..... :puppy_dog
     
  3. jeremonster

    jeremonster Regular Member

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    I really have no idea why either... It is almost like Google's bots are like monkeys on drugs sometimes as far as predictability goes.
     
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    ppcmaster Supreme Member

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    LOL...! G00gle's should rename their search spiders as Search Monkeys. Fits them well. :p
     
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    icecream Registered Member

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    there are many documented case studies of negative SEO working, dont listen to what any what hat site says about it because science (experiments) wins over wishful thinking anyday...
     
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    "However, here is the best part. After 3 weeks Bing ranked me #2 for the spammed keyword after 3 weeks #5 in Yahoo!!! HAHAHAHA."

    Yeah, but where is it now in Google?
     
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    Nice case study, would you mind telling the domain names so we can track them over time?
     
  8. jeremonster

    jeremonster Regular Member

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    Well I will be posting any additional results and I am not sure, but maybe I will try to bring them back from the dead after this and see what the Great Google Allows me to do. Stay tuned.