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Google.com is use black hat tactics !

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by MoneyMafia, Jun 11, 2008.

  1. MoneyMafia

    MoneyMafia Regular Member

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    WTF ... Google Adsense is showing me even I'm on a dating site or porn site ads with FOREX .. Yeah I got it google saved some cookies that I own few forex sites and I'm doing forex searches on google BUT to show me everywhere ads with forex is like controlling me ..
    Isn't this a privacy issue?!?:(:eek::eek:
     
  2. boomboomer

    boomboomer Executive VIP

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    lol .. it gets worse if you use gmail as well ..
    In a few years' time, google will know more about you than yourself ... lol
     
  3. CoolAdvisor

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    Same for me.
    When I search something, then a few days later I see those specific ads everywhere.
     
  4. hotstox

    hotstox Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Never encountered anything like this YET, but google is turning into big brother lol.
    Good for them as a company, you have to envy their strategy. Get as much info
    about 80% of the population as you can (free to boot), and market towards them
    directly.
     
  5. artswerdstone

    artswerdstone Power Member

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    This is a very old issue. Try to clear your cookies and access google via proxy (e.g. via Tor network). Just observe what kind of ads you will see then.
     
  6. artswerdstone

    artswerdstone Power Member

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    Actually this is a very old issue (I remember to read such opinions 10 years ago, too). Now at least Google gives you apparently a choice to accept or to decline data collection, whenever you install a Google toolbar.

    It is every marketer's dream to give personalized ads to each customer according to the customer's field of interest.

    I wouldn't say this is black hat, hence black hat is about playing flexibly with the rules, while Google seems to be that, who makes the rules.

    "Quod licet Jovi, non licet bovi".
     
  7. artswerdstone

    artswerdstone Power Member

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    It's interesting, while search engines frown upon presentation of different content to different kind of visitors (a.k.a cloaking), but big search engine companies do offer to visitors an optional "personalized home page". Black hat cloakers also offer a "personalized" version of content to spiders, as spiders like , and another "personalized" version of content to other kind of visitors. The challenge is how to do this in a way to avoid penalties in SERPs, even though some search engine company's clerk would visit your page.
     
  8. MoneyMafia

    MoneyMafia Regular Member

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    Well I still think is black hat as ADSENSE is all about delivering ADS related to SITE'S Content .. Isn't this what webmasters work hard for ?!
     
  9. artswerdstone

    artswerdstone Power Member

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    Would you write a complain to Google about your concern?
     
  10. Wintermute

    Wintermute Junior Member

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    Your logic is flawed, they don't co-operate with governments! ;]
     
  11. AnImALmoTheR

    AnImALmoTheR Junior Member

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    like yahoo? :rolleyes:
     
  12. maineyak

    maineyak Power Member

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    Man, how cool would that be for our sites? Someone visits your site, after that, every site they visit on the web, your banner appears! F*ck it, how about your cookies on every site they visit? I'd become rich, buy Google, and fire the whole damn company! I'd rule the world!!

    Errr, sorry, momentary lapse of reason....