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FTP Backlinks - New or Old Method?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by iitob, Feb 10, 2016.

  1. iitob

    iitob Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Was doing some research into tiering parasites for some longtail ranking, and came across a page that is occupying the #1 ranking for a reasonably competitive term. When I investigated it's backlinks, I found that the majority of them were coming from ftp:// sources.

    Here's a couple of examples found indexed by Google:

    ftp:// clermontmetropole.org/depot/pdt/forex-bi/538.html (apparently this downloads a file that is flagged as malware when opened - thanks to sturose for pointing that out)
    ftp://5g.com.ua/upload/pdt/trading-6f/dlmbfx forex system.html

    I'd usually not pay much attention to these, but given the ranking that they're apparently achieving, I'm interested to know whether this is an old trick that I've missed, or something a little more recent that I'm not familiar with.

    Anyone familiar with this method?
     
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  2. hpscool

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    Its new to me.I am seeing these backlinks for first time.Waiting for some more experienced replies as im not an expert at Link building.Also they seems like text links.
     
  3. sturose

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    Your first link starts a zip file download which is detected as malware!
     
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  4. iitob

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    Yeah, some of them start downloads right away, others trigger a re-direct to a money site (or affiliate re-direct), and some just take you to a HTML page. It's an interesting one.
     
  5. hpscool

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    Yeah right the first link downloads some info.zip. and also all the links appears to be youtue video links but apparently some of them ranks well for the term.Still confused about how they got these links.Any one?
     
  6. the_demon

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    Some people have an FTP open to public on their server. You can scan for this and write a bot to upload html files automatically with your links. Never thought about doing this, but I'd imagine if done in bulk it could be effective.
     
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