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Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by subster, Mar 24, 2012.

  1. subster

    subster Elite Member

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    So this is really strange...
    I got an email from an uk based media buying company, asking for an guerilla ad posting in of my best blogs of my private network. i was astonishe how they got my email, since it is nowhere on the site and whois is protected.

    I said okay and told them the price (which is not small on this 9 year old blog). they agreed and askes if mor if this blogs are available. They wanted to see a list.

    i sent them a partially list with 10 of my blogs with the highest quality to convice for abbig buy to a total unreasonable price.

    today the first url i did sent them (the 9 y o blog) is deindexed.

    call me patanoid but i think the next 10 will follow soon...


    Sent from my old fashioned mobile
     
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  2. physiologist

    physiologist Newbie

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    google are chopping down private blog networks. maybe you just outed yourself to one of those 22$/hr google quality assurance employees.
    sneeky bastards. keep us updates. subbed.
     
  3. subster

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    Yeah, that was what my paranoid mind told me also - but I really really cant imagine this. This is too low level for google.
     
  4. envisionary

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    I think SEO needs to go in the direction of "ghost" services.
    No reports, no information, etc...is the only way to stay safe.

    Keep us posted on your other blogs please.
     
  5. jon_xx_x

    jon_xx_x Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Interesting. I get asked to post links for 'clients' for a price often, but I either never reply or say no. Pretty interesting it could possibly be google. Even if it's not in this case, potential is there.
    What's also interesting was that I was interested in the service these guys provided, and I've twice replied asking for information and they never replied.
     
  6. SuperLinks

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    Could be true, I've seen Matt C. talk about people emailing him for
    link offers. In which he asks for a list of blogs, and then "takes care
    of that problem"....

    My recommendation is to always think twice, especially with how crazy
    Google has been getting as of lately. Its obvious they are serious about
    taking action, so check and double check before just providing a list to
    someone random like that.
     
  7. UnSourCeR

    UnSourCeR Regular Member

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    Email was something like that?

     
  8. subster

    subster Elite Member

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    No It was about buying an article spot for a client of the company.

    Until now the other blogs I sent them are still indexed. It is somehow strange, because I'd never "blast" my blogs.
     
  9. saber210

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    I think your quoted part is for the guest post.
     
  10. UnSourCeR

    UnSourCeR Regular Member

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    That was an email i got for a blog i sumbitted in ALN and had private whois and there was no contact us page. A couple of days later of my response it got deindexed, perhaps it was just a coincidence cause a lot of ALN blogs got deindexed that period of time
     
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    My opinion is that you gave the list to a competitors for a website you are trying to rank through this network.

    They wouldn't be able to find all your network so they asked you for it, and they delate you to google.

    Quite low, to be honest.

    But i don't see google bothering that much for a private network which doesn't weight a lot.
     
  12. Jesse550

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    Dude I got the same freaking email and now it's freaking me out because I got to the point where they asked me what other websites I had and I sent them a list and then never got a reply back! I haven't used blackhat techniques on the blogs that I sent "her" links to and haven't had any negative impact (I think) *crosses fingers*

    But wow, I guess everyone should be careful of this now. When did you first get the email?!
     
  13. assphuck

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    Google is an ICANN Accredited domain registrar. Whois protection won't hide your domain ownership info from them.
     
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  14. blueguilt

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    Oh my such an unfortunate news, I must say.
     
  15. puneetas3

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    Shit, what ways has Google resorted to. Can't believe anyone now. learnt one thing not to share your private network urls until you see some money.
     
  16. Crsftw

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    op, did you check the ip of the guy who mailed you ?
    email headers ?
     
  17. subster

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    Hi jesse,

    yes - it has been the exact same email you sent me by PN!
    Too bad i dont have anything on the records, so I did not check the headers / ip.
     
  18. Sophie

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    Well, if anyone receives it for the first time... try replying them with your competitor's urls :p

    If your competitor sites are really removed, then... DAMN!