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Can't figure this one out

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by acp0rnstar, Jul 18, 2010.

  1. acp0rnstar

    acp0rnstar Junior Member

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    This fellow is dominating the search engines for many of my keywords and I can't figure out how he's doing it:

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    http://search.yahoo.com/search?p=wpsave.com
    He seems to be getting a lot of back links from wiki pages for "wpsave" which is the name of his site but on most of the pages which show up here, there aren't actually any links. His Alexa ranking is decent but again, not a lot of back links.

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  2. insomniacl

    insomniacl Newbie

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    ah, the art and mystery of SEO
     
  3. imperial109

    imperial109 Regular Member

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    It's most likely old links. If a spider does not crawl a page and it has been changed, then the database will still show it as a link there. Try pinging some of those sites to get the spiders rallied up again.

    If the pages still show link juice flowing, then it means that Y is trying to become more like G. Once you get authority link juice you keep it.
     
  4. acp0rnstar

    acp0rnstar Junior Member

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    Well the weird thing is if you open many of the wiki sites that Yahoo is showing and view the source code, you can find "wpsave" in the source code but it's usually just part of the site's code, not an actual link.
     
  5. imperial109

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    Without analyzing the whole thing, I'd say that he's created a network. He's made a few powerful sites as buffer zones, and gained a lot of link juice with those. Yahoo is not that hard to dominate, and if you blasted your site with enough links, you can easily go on the front page.
     
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