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Free Backlinks trick

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by itz_styx, Sep 20, 2015.

  1. itz_styx

    itz_styx Power Member

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    here is a little trick i found a while back to get backlinks from whois/statistic sites and such so i thought i'd share it ..oh and no, not by simply submitting ;)

    these stats sites query your server signature from the httpd. normally it just displays the webserver software used on your server.
    BUT you can change it to anything you want (for example with modsecurity for apache).
    now you simply set your signature to :
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    SecServerSignature "<a href='https://example.tld'>anchor</a>"
    
    then test it and you will see something like:

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    [[email protected] www]# nc argo-content.com 80
    HEAD / HTTP/1.0
    
    
    HTTP/1.1 301 Moved Permanently
    Date: Sun, 20 Sep 2015 01:28:35 GMT
    Server: <a href='https://argo-content.com'><img src='https://argo-content.com/images/argo-logo.jpg'>ARGO httpd/1.0</a>
    Location: https://www2.argo-content.com/
    Cache-Control: max-age=604800
    Expires: Sun, 27 Sep 2015 01:28:35 GMT
    Connection: close
    Content-Type: text/html; charset=iso-8859-1
    
    
    now when these sites query your website data they will put the html code from the server signature into their website, which obviously translates to a real ******** backlink.
    some sites load the data in a text field or validate it so there it won't work, but many sites do not validate it in any way as they don't expect it to return html code ;)

    an example where it works: http://www.statsbay.com/www/argo-content.com

    now you can either submit to these stats sites (there are many tools for example argo content's included fast domain indexer) or wait till they find your site.
    some stats sites are also crawling the web, others wait for submissions. some have ******** links anyways, but others are nofollow or don't even allow submissions, but crawl sites themselfs.
    however even for the sites which have normal links this is useful, since you can control the anchor or even highlight it or add an img (+ even run script code).

    basically its an XSS, but hey they request the data from us, so their problem if they don't validate the input they scrape :p

    anyways just a little extra trick in the blackhat arsenal, enjoy!

    ps: why the f is "d0follow" blocked as word on this forum ? so whatever thats what the censored words ment ;)
     
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  2. bdseo2014

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    Nice share. Hope that can generate some extra backlinks :)
     
  3. abhi007

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    Anyone can chime in and verify if this could turn out to be effective?
     
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    very interesting way of getting some extra backlinks, I don't know how effective this is though.
     
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    Yes but not any more ;) ....
     
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    do-follow was the censored word.

    I dont know why its a censored word.
     
  7. itz_styx

    itz_styx Power Member

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    and why would that be? of course its still working, its a backlink afterall :p (or you can even inject js script)
    you can also get some links of sites that you can't normally submit links to.
     
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    Probably to stop/avoid bots from crawling bhw threads and send thousands of requests trying to register accs and posting backlinks
     
  9. itz_styx

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    as if that would help :)
     
  10. itz_styx

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    oh forgot to mention you can do the same with other fields too, just think of which sites publish server data ;) they hardly validate it as they don't expect html code to be returned by a server in these fields and its usually all static values that nobody modifies much.
     
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  11. PandaBacklinks

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    Wow nice! it is very useful for me! Thanks
     
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  12. dddougal

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    This used to work but doesnt really do anything anymore
     
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    Thank you for sharing!
    Will test it soon.
     
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    How effective are these link types? Have you tired on tier 1?
     
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    Nice share but I'm not sure it is effective as on date.
     
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    Is there any tool that can automate this? As it looks appropriate to use as tier 2 and above?
     
  17. itz_styx

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    wtf are you talking about of course it still works! sure its not for tons of links, but a few extra ones to diversify your link profile. of course these links won't magically rank you, but they are free ******** backlinks which never hurt.

    backlinks are always effective ;)

    sure there are tons of these stats pages and tools to submit there, but thats not the real point of this trick ;)

    also when people say "it used to work" i think they just refer to submitting sites to these stats websites. they are only good for indexing, not for ranking really. (i highly doubt they knew or even used the XSS in the server sig before)
    however there are a few exceptions and thats where the XSS in the server signature comes into play (which is the whole point of all this).
    with it you can inject custom html and script code also on a few sites that query your server and publish stats, which normally don't allow links to be submitted.
    anyways its more for beginners to learn to think outside of the box...
     
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    Nice share. Shame if you have multiple websites on a server though. Still a few ideas there. Thanks.
     
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    Yeah man i only noticed this a few weeks ago, wonder why that is.

     
  20. Tanya2015

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    Great sharing, we will try it.