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can google detect which wordpress plugins you are using?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by thetvnun, Apr 30, 2012.

  1. thetvnun

    thetvnun Power Member

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    hey guys, can google detect which wordpress plugins you are using?
     
  2. randolph60

    randolph60 Junior Member

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    If they want: YES.

    Every Plugin is a directory on your websever and so they can check for PHP files, the Plugin is using. But i think they can't see, if it's activated.
     
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  3. dbyrn

    dbyrn Power Member

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    They can (as everybody) if the plugin leaves a visibile footprint in the generated HTML. They cannot check the php files directly in most cases.

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  4. blackieman

    blackieman Power Member

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    azguru Elite Member

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    Yes. But chances are that they don't as it wouldn't improve their algorithm too much
     
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  6. markhenry121

    markhenry121 Elite Member

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    Yes, but you can also Disable WordPress Directory Listing In Web Browser.
     
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  7. coitza

    coitza Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    as a few of the above said, yes, it's easy, even if you disable directory listing they still leave footprints, you will have to take care of those too, but...why are you interested in this, what bad ass plugin do you want to hide ? :)
     
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  8. blackieman

    blackieman Power Member

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    Just rename the bad*arse plugin to something else. I have not tried it but it might work. Actually I also agree that if you disable browsing of that directory, g* will ask 'what u hiding?'.
     
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  9. thetvnun

    thetvnun Power Member

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    thanks guys, i dont know, i've just noticed that this post-panda thing. well, a lot of my stuff took serp hits, but my sites that clickjack via wordpress plugins have been de-indexed. i suppose it could be other stuff as well, i'm not sure, but i'd feel better if my plugins were invisible. i suppose it could have been a manual review, i used to do them myself. but really, the g manual review guidelines are wayyy less than that. it could also be spammy content.
     
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    Yes.

    They can crawl and read java and ajax.
     
  11. ComputerEngineer

    ComputerEngineer Senior Member

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    if your plugin leaving footprint they can detect