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G00gle cracking down??

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by stick777, Apr 21, 2009.

  1. stick777

    stick777 Registered Member

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    Though this was an interestig read, just out today. If I've listed it in the wrong area sorry. Hop eyou find it interesting too..;)
    Google Set To Change Ranking Algorithm

    [​IMG] By Jason Lee Miller - Tue, 04/21/2009 - 12:26

    Blackhat SEO spammers force Google?s hand

    Google is set to make changes to its search ranking algorithm to combat the spate of links leading to malicious web pages appearing at the top of Google?s search results, according to an inside source.
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    Over the past few months, cybercriminals have been using blackhat SEO techniques to manipulate search rankings. When it first began, they were marginally successful at following Google Trends to find buzzy search queries and elevating a newly created targeted webpage.

    But after a short period of time, these same gangs appear to have become disturbingly effective. Last week, when researching a news story, I found the top five results all led to fake scareware pages.

    Obviously if Google fails to do something about this manipulation, users will lose trust and the good ole days of Google will be over fast. A Googler speaking on condition of anonymity told WebProNews a ranking change is pending that tackles spam of this kind. Once the change goes live, users shouldn?t see it ?nearly as often.?

    A report from security company PandaLabs identified over a million links targeting malicious webpages ranking for auto part searches. Google noted that many of the phrases mentioned in the report were rare. A phrase like [1989 Nissan Pickup Truck Engine Check Light Troubleshooting], for example, only appears on attack sites set up by spammers, which explains why Google brought back so many attack sites in response to it and similar queries.
    Google's response seems also an admission of how difficult it is to provide fresh, timely search results while simultaneously combating spammers. Part of the appeal of Twitter to many people is the platform?s ability to provide real-time information; the live Web works remarkably well there so far because Twitter?s set up isn?t very conducive to spam (yet). At least Twitter has to some extent control over accounts.

    Google, on the other hand, cannot control for content appearing on the Web at large, and historically its famous algorithm performed better than any other at weeding out spammy webpages and malicious results. Unfortunately, that was a version of the Web that was more static. The live Web presents entirely new challenges manifesting as the first major weakness the search engine has faced.

    The company naturally didn?t have a comment on the recently pondered ?link velocity? ranking factor. Search engine optimization experts have identified the speed at which organic links appear as a possible important influence.
    Link velocity therefore aids in explaining how blackhatters were able to manipulate search results by dropping enormous amounts of link spam into comment and discussion areas of social sites. The freshness or buzzy nature of a query also aided in this pursuit, and cybercriminals merely have to follow Google Trends and Google News to know which keywords and phrases to target.
     
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  2. shapeshift3r

    shapeshift3r Junior Member

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    Wicked. Thanks for the interesting read.
     
  3. BlackHasNoLimits

    BlackHasNoLimits Newbie

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    I'm sure they are always "cracking down" but you have to realize that there will almost always be another way to do things. In my opinion, it's a never ending cycle.
     
  4. domainplayer

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    I hate people who make viruses and stuff like that. It's a pain when you're downloading torrents and they have to ruin stuff like black hat seo methods for everyone.

    thanks for the post
     
  5. BlackHasNoLimits

    BlackHasNoLimits Newbie

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    Yeah, I notice a lot of that with popular ClickBank products. If you type "product name" torrent into Google for a really popular product then you'll see that there are a bunch of .exe's which are obviously not what you want.
     
  6. predayshus

    predayshus Junior Member

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    I wish I had a nickle for every time Google "Cracked Down" on us.
     
  7. top1984

    top1984 Registered Member

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    Nice read. Thank you!

    Hate spams.

    Happy to see Google is doing something to combat this.
     
  8. GreenGoblin

    GreenGoblin BANNED BANNED

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    Its the survival of the fittest they change blackhatters change...not to mention as long as HARRO is alive and have a computer to log onto the net with...google with always have a problem.
     
  9. bigspade

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    I don't think how Google can crack this, why? because BHW is way smarter than those G.nerds :)
     
  10. jay101

    jay101 Regular Member

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    Can't say I agree with the idiots nabbin traffic for malicious tactics, but for the B'hatters beating google at it's own game to dominate the searches whether it be for publicity gain or financial... should make any BH'er feel so proud!

    Googles down for the count 1, 2, 3, 4... get up google, get up!

    HAaahaaahaaaaaahaaaahaaaaa..

    Sorry, just had to say it.
     
  11. evamenders

    evamenders Power Member

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    Frst understand those who are in top 10 it's because they pay adwords or others
    like that
    or affiliates program like casino

    look in casino trope*z any newby nº1 noooooooooooo never why
    because they have tons of affiliates

    look results those 2 first
    -http://www.google.es/search?q=casino+tropez&btnG=Recherche+Google&aq=f&oq=

    and never a manager can tell you how many affiliates we have
    so secret

    (if he or she is online) :)

    if you look online casino
    you know who is nº1
    888*.com

    surprise you they have an army of peole working in
    1-SEO
    2-pay to be nº1
    3-tons of affiliates
    so how can you work with this
    impossibleeeeeee

    so google luck to crack google
    :D
     
  12. deejne

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    great read, thanks