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Exploiting recent Google ranking mechanism

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by trebletry, Mar 4, 2013.

  1. trebletry

    trebletry Newbie

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    For the last year or a number of SEOs have speculated that google is using a new approach to ranking as part of its algorithm.


    This has been confirmed for me now by people I've seen exploiting this mechanism to rank highly (e.g. #2) with virtually zero backlinks and a completely new domain.


    The mechanism is google's own internal click through data which they have been building up especially with people who are logged in to their services (which is becoming the norm).


    The mechanism works like this:
    1. You search for 'reticular activating system'
    2. You click on one of the listings
    3. you don't like what you see - and you click "BACK"
    4. You either use the same search on google or you re-search for a similar term
    5. You click another listing
    6. You like what you see and don't go back to google to re-search or look at another listing


    Google simply tracks all of the searches that you weren't happy with - you went back to them to find something better. These sites get a negative impact on their SEO. Sites that have lower 'click back' ratios get more highly ranked.


    The implication is that "backtrack bounces" are now more critical to eliminate if you want google seo traffic on that landing page.


    Now to the exploit!


    1. Buy a domain name with exact match keywords for the term you want to rank for (.net, org are best) - but you can get it to work with others
    2. Create a super simple page on the domain with this HTML (your index.html):
    <html>
    <head><title>[KEYWORD]</title></head>
    <body>
    <a href="[link to any landing page you want to promote]">[KEYWORD]</a>
    </body>
    </html>


    Replace [keyword] with the keyword you want to rank for.
    If you want example URLs where this is taking place - PM me - i'm new here so can't post URLs.

    You should make sure that there is some roughly relevant content on your landing page of course, so that they don't back up all the way to google. But the vast amount of people click the link on your page - so you trick google's clickthrough mechanism into thinking it's a valid page.


    I've seen this rank for keywords that it just shouldn't be possible for - at some point google will fix it, but for now it's got them trumped.
     
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  2. phpbuilt

    phpbuilt Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Fantastic first post man. Keep it up. +rep
     
  3. whynotmakeit

    whynotmakeit Power Member

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    thanks for the post, good stuff +rep
     
  4. BHopkins

    BHopkins Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    Once you get 15 posts, I would be interested to see this working somewhere. Add me on skype if you can.
     
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    Great share mate, especially on a first post!

    Best,
    - Metra
     
  6. trebletry

    trebletry Newbie

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    I have received some questions unfortunately I'm new so can't return PM. So here is response.

    There's an additional part I didn't explain - currently google ranks new exact match domains HIGH to test them. So that's where the initial traffic comes in, as Google tests the domain for it's clickthrough ability. It passes the test with a much high clickthrough than other domains so starts climbing the rankings gathering more traffic and confirming the google clickthrough rate.
     
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  7. AGman

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    sounds sick, PM me some examples if you can
     
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    Hello,
    How much backlinking is being done to these domains?
     
  9. MikeBuyco

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    Now this is very interesting. What are the limitations of the keywords? So just need an EMD for this? What about the competition?
     
  10. blognetworkservices

    blognetworkservices Regular Member

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    Really nice information..
     
  11. syngenetic

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    Sounds like a fun experiment. I'll give it a shot.
     
  12. jasonmbeamer

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    OK, I gave you a thanks, but I just have a few questions. Like do I add unique content on this new domain?

    what about just adding java script to your money site to prevent anyone from using the back button?
     
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    Good news ! Thank you so much !
     
  14. trebletry

    trebletry Newbie

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    I could post / pm examples but i'm new - got a lot of messages asking for them. Sorry guys - have to wait.

    Answers to more questions asked:
    1. You don't put anything except the template I gave you on the site. The whole point is to get them to click through and on to your money site. Anything else you put on the page distracts them and they click through to a lesser degree. I've tested this with sites that ranked high using the 'hack' and added more content and their rankings started dropping (as the extra distraction stopped more people from clicking through). Minimum resistance to momentum... keep them clicking.
     
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  15. trebletry

    trebletry Newbie

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    When I've got my 'link posting' rights i'll put up some example domains.

    The back button javascript question to stop people clicking back - it sounds good in theory. You should test it out - that's why I'm sharing, I'm sure you guys have got some more ideas to take advantage of this.
     
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    Awesome man...Good trying now.......Thanks for such great post.
     
  17. keytenx

    keytenx Supreme Member

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    nice one buddy. very interesting...
     
  18. theMagicNumber

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    What about javascript redirecting? The users will be automatically redirected without having to click the link. The javascript will be "scrumbled", so it will be harder for google to know it is a redirect.

    EDIT:
    +REP and Thanked
     
  19. grahamklemm

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    Sorry to disagree, but your whole theory on this is wrong. The short verse long click is not as simple as your put it. The math equation that Google would be using would be more like this....Some % of clickbacks to Search, for phase AAA, on a site of at least XXX size, with ZZZ amount of content on page [ content sub variables B, C] , and on a page level, the page having properties of Q, W, l in some combination. Now, there is a really smart guy working over at Google named, Biswanath Panda, the name might sound familiar to some here as the Panda Update was in fact named after him. This guy wrote a very interesting academic paper called....PLANET: Massively Parallel Learning Of Tree Ensembles With MapReduce. Suggest you have a read, a lot of good information there about classification and regression tree learning on massive datasets.

    Another thing, exact match Domains have ZERO effect on rankings in Google. From John Wu at Google...."Exact Match domains does not equal rankings for that keyword phrase".

    In fact, Matt Cutts has already stated that the Google algorithm was changed to stop this. Google filed a Patent way back in 2003 about this very problem of exact match domains being used to game the algo. The Patent was..."Systems and Methods for detecting commercial queries". Suggest you have a read.​
     
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  20. 42alpha

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    must try this thanks