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Blackhat site Ba*nkah*olic sells for $15 million.

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Crono, Oct 17, 2008.

  1. Crono

    Crono Registered Member

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    So this guy Joh*ns W*u seems to have made a killing, the legit media makes everyone think everything he did was whitehat but there is more to the story.

    Original story.
    (remove the astericks)
    ht*tp://www.we*bpron*ews.com/topnews/2008/10/03/blog*ger-hits-jac*kpot-with-sweet-deal-from-ban*krate

    Some research into his blackhat techniques.
    (remove the astericks)
    ht*tp://www.ja*anka*ne*llis.com/ban*kaho*liccom-sold-15-mill*ion-sha*dy-link-buil*ding/

    Also if you do a search on google for "Fa*st Loa*dz Theme by Temp*latePanic and Cre*dit C*ard Offe*rs" you get a whole bunch of spam sites with some shaddy links where "credit card offers" lead to the site in question.

    Google Search Url: ht*tp://***********/6dtyhj
     
  2. invinceable

    invinceable Regular Member

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    Hmm that is pretty interesting...
     
  3. centerpoint

    centerpoint Junior Member

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    My first thoughts were that the story sounded like linkbait. But there is a press release issued by bankrate announcing the acquisition.
     
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    profile Regular Member

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    very interesting... and inspiring. :D
     
  5. StillSmiling

    StillSmiling Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Wow! Another example of how supposedly "mainstream media" is very much entrenched in BH methods. It seems like they all are using BH in some form or another.
     
  6. frenchboy

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    reposted the link because * are fucking annoying

    Code:
    http://www.webpronews.com/topnews/2008/10/03/blogger-hits-jackpot-with-sweet-deal-from-bankrate
    and

    Code:
    http://www.jaankanellis.com/bankaholiccom-sold-15-million-shady-link-building
     
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  7. affiliate_niche_monster

    affiliate_niche_monster Newbie

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    This should prove to be an inspirational story to us all, since even in a very saturated/general market as this blogger has prevailed, it shows no limit to the power of e-business...
     
  8. Kimi

    Kimi BANNED BANNED

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    Thats greyhat as he cheated a bit on link bait only but provided quality content.
     
  9. liamizdabest

    liamizdabest Registered Member

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    I would read this, but there are too many * in the URLs. I'm too lazy, you seriously don't need to put that many
     
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  10. Steeky

    Steeky Regular Member

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    Someone above already modified the link for you....
     
  11. SEO Authority

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    Sorry to resurrect a dead thread, but I'm well on my way to replicating what this guy did LOL
     
  12. extremephp

    extremephp BANNED BANNED

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    Man, that was a damn fucking bump. :(
     
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  13. WizGizmo

    WizGizmo Super Moderator Staff Member Premium Member

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    Congratulations! . . . Don't forget to buy us all a pizza! :)
     
  14. sfidirectory

    sfidirectory Senior Member

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    You should pm me the url, i just want to see what you're doing and monitor your progress :).
     
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    acotut Elite Member

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    Who cares if the search engine rankings are artificially if the site dose what was meant for...Driving high vol. of traffic to banks :)
     
  16. 247hustle

    247hustle BANNED BANNED

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    word to the brother! :D
     
  17. macdonjo3

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    Very neat story. Lots of daily unique content pays off. How reliable is the source?
     
  18. jon_xx_x

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    Post here when your article is posted about you selling it for $15M, because posting "I'm well on my way" is pretty stupid.
     
  19. macdonjo3

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    I'll take a steak and bernaise sauce.

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  20. extremephp

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    Lol :D It all happened in 2008 :rolleyes:

    Candybar was probably drunk to bump it :naughty: