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Can someone please tell me how this site is number 1?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by ethanmitchel, Dec 16, 2013.

  1. ethanmitchel

    ethanmitchel Regular Member

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    Anyone has an idea?

    Thank you!
     
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  2. Beven

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    No idea but I doubt if anyone knows how to do this they would share how.

    On another note I don't see the site you mention when searching (In the UK).
     
  3. Junkfood00

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    The more of these threads, the more happy mr.Cutts is. Because even him doesn't know what the heck is up with that blog/site.

    I see it too and there don't seem to be the backlinks factor. Must be either redirects or some heavy social sharing going on.
     
  4. ArtVandelay

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    I see it in the USA. Right up at #1.
    Can't say I know how it's being done though. If anybody has any ideas, I'd love to hear them.

    That being said, you really shouldn't post people's URLs in public like that. It's no good for a number of reasons.
    If you want answers perhaps it would be better to post the anomaly on the forum and PM the actual site, though that can still get out of hand.
     
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  5. ethanmitchel

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    It's not social signals, I believe it only has 35 Facebook shares or likes... it's just... nonsense. Other than it being hosted on blogspot.com I don't see how that site is there or has PR 3.
     
  6. ethanmitchel

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    It's number 1 in the USA.
     
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    Please take down the url :/
     
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    cloaked links.

    /thread
     
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    I don't think the person whose site it is will be too happy with you, I can see it being deleted very soon.
     
  10. ethanmitchel

    ethanmitchel Regular Member

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    Why?, is this your site?
     
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    Please take down the url?
     
  12. ethanmitchel

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    Ok fine, I deleted the url, I don't get why it's such a big deal. If it's someone's site and it's online then anyone can wonder the same things I am wondering. I thought this forum was to talk about sites, methods, softwares etc.
     
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    Because it is likely that someone on this forum owns the site, and we don't single out and draw attention to a fellow member's black hat site for increased scrutiny.
     
  14. ArtVandelay

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    Well now there's no info in the OP. You can still include the information (sans site URL).

    To reiterate, here's the situation:
    The site is ranking #1 for a very competitive keyword but is showing NO backlinks and NO redirects. It's hosted on Blogspot and is a PR3.
     
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    OMG IT IS USING CLOAKED LINKS!!! :)

    It is propped up on a private network that blocks crawlers from Ahrefs, Majestic SEO.

    You can do this either via a plugin or modifyling your .htaccess file.

    It has a PR3 because it has links that Google can see, but the rest of the world can't.

    /thread!!!
     
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  16. ArtVandelay

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    So you can attest to cloaked links resulting in something like this?
    If you had to guess, would you say it's a massive spam campaign, or fewer powerful links? I ask this because - while I don't know much about cloaking - I thought that you had to have control over the domain in order to cloak a URL, in which case spam links wouldn't be able be cloaked.

    EDIT:
    Oh.
     
  17. ethanmitchel

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    You're acting like EVERYONE is aware of that. If I was then I wouldn't be asking in the first place don't you think?
    There's really no need in being snappy when something like this comes up. Also, ANY website online can be analyzed and if people don't like it then simply don't create a website.
    On a side note, thank you for clearing this up for me.
     
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    I wish I had Matt Cutts' job, 99% which is probably reading these forums....
     
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    I do that all day every day, and my competitors get equally bamboozled...

    All I do is get some domains and 301 them to my money site, then of course build all my links to those domains. A simple 301 redirect for all intents and purposes. But; the important part, I block ahrefs et al in robots.txt of the 301 sites, so they don't crawl it and pick up the 301.

    So far, so good :)
    I have a few #1 rankings with a backlink profile that look exactly the same as this one that the OP questioned about (l****w****g**********d.blogspot.com), that is, not existent.
     
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    Well congratulations, now everyone is aware of it. Whatever technique it was, no longer works. Soon as you release the lottery numbers, everyone bets on the same numbers, the lottery is lost.

    What have you gained? Nothing. What has Matt Cutts gained? Your free report. Keep it up son.
     
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