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ebook on the Darker side of SEO or subliminal racial messages?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by digital, Jul 27, 2008.

  1. digital

    digital Registered Member

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    Seen this?
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    bla*ck*hate*book.com
    blackhatebook

    blackhatebook

    Which one is it?
    Careful with your URLs ;)
     
  2. WizGizmo

    WizGizmo Super Moderator Staff Member Premium Member

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    Hey Digital!

    That was posted here awhile back. It is the black hat ebook. Of course, if you slide the letters together in a certain way, it can look different.

    Example:

    now here

    no where

    Same kind of thing . . I am sure, being the linguist/wordsmith that I know you to be, digital, you were just making a playful, ironic profundity.

    Cheers! - "Wiz"
     
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    digital Registered Member

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    There is a more serious point here also.
    Google does look for keywords within your URL. What does their algorithm do when it finds an ambiguous URL such as this one?

    Arrive at correct words from the content on the site?
     
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    WizGizmo Super Moderator Staff Member Premium Member

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    That could have originally been solved with hyphens, which Google recognizes better anyway, but ultimately, who knows? . . . Maybe the dude thoughr it was a cool thing from his perspective . . . or maybe he wasn't thinking at all.

    There are greater mysteries in life than this. :)

    "Wiz"
     
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    Most certainly.

    I know for sure because I happen to have the answers to plenty of them... so I've doubled back onto this.

    I was poking fun at a double meaning which was most likely missed when picking the URL, I know it's easy to miss when searching for a URL to purchase and being so focused on your inteded use.
    There are lists of some real howlers somewhere. Oh yeah. Here we go.

    Now some of these are so short-sighted, that they must be contrived.

    'Who Represents' find agents that represent celebrities. Their domain name? wait for it? is
    Code:
    www.whorepresents.com
    Experts Exchange, a knowledge base where programmers can exchange advice and views at
    Code:
    www.expertsexchange.com
    Looking for a pen? Look no further than Pen Island at
    Code:
    www.penisland.net

    Need a therapist? Try Therapist Finder. Then get ready to outrun them
    Code:
    www.therapistfinder.com
    The Italian Power Generator company, those italian stalions (Grrr!)
    Code:
    www.powergenitalia.com
    The kids have been particularly withdrawn of late, perhaps I should bring it up with the staff at Mole Station Native Nursery, New South Wales:
    Code:
    www.molestationnursery.com
    I never miss attending my church, they've got their priorities right at the First Cumming Methodist Church,
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    www.cummingfirst.com
    Is this art!? Or is it all just hot air, in this case passing through circulation inhibiting tight spandex?
    Code:
    www.speedofart.com
    Lake Tahoe? Pimp? This website will cater to you
    Code:
    www.gotahoe.com
    When asked why they had urinated in public rather than at the conveniences Rolling Stone, Keith famously replied,
    If you?re looking for computer software, there?s always
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    www.ipanywhere.com
     
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    Digital that was hilarious :D the funniest post I've ever read here at BHW. :D
     
  7. WizGizmo

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    Good examples digital. Of course the original url you posted could be countered with:
    "whitehatebook" as a way of equalizing things. :)

    "Wiz"
     
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    none of ur fr#$%ing biz dude!!!
    :D
    That was hilarious man... Very clever.