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Google Website Optimizer & BlackHat Methods

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by StinkyBooBoo, Sep 10, 2009.

  1. StinkyBooBoo

    StinkyBooBoo Junior Member

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    Is it wise or not to use Google's Website Optimizer on your site to split test stuff? Not for PPC for just regular/direct traffic.

    This wouldn't be tipping google off to anything would it? It's not for PPC so it shouldn't be a problem should it?

    Just wondering what you all's experiences are with it.

    I'm really just looking for a good multi-variant script and I've used "Website Optimizer" in the past and like it.
     
  2. stevesdata

    stevesdata Regular Member

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    I have read from other members on the board try not to use big g anything for bh activities. This has been across many posts inc. webmaster tools, analytics, gmail, tool bar.

    If you notice the way big g tries to link all your accounts it makes sense. You should also be careful with IP addresses, javascript footprints e.g. linking via any analytics.

    More paranoid members have even recommended using seperate machines for bh / wh.

    I think it probably depends what you are doing the more bh the more careful you should be. Currently I am more white than black but want to get involved and have to be very careful about none of my stuff getting linked. Thats why I have had a keen interest in this.

    I am not an expert but have heard this in a number of different posts from different members.

    :)
     
  3. safaristyle

    safaristyle Regular Member

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    I was totally unknown of it. I made copy paste blog site and it got index on google & was getting 2-3K uniques .. Then I thought of using Google Webmaster tools and within two days..my site got deindex and I lose all my traffic :(
     
  4. StinkyBooBoo

    StinkyBooBoo Junior Member

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    Thanks dude that exactly what I was asking about. I appreciate the insight