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Hardcore blackhat SEO disguised as an innocent .edu!

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by g111k, Nov 11, 2009.

  1. g111k

    g111k Regular Member

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    Okay... other than WHAT THE FUCK? nothing comes to my mind after finding a chain of .edu sites that rank for extremely competitive casino keywords.

    So... we start off with this:
    http://mit.edu/ - allright, nothing fancy here, looks all good right?

    Moving on to this:
    http://epo.mit.edu/ - okay... looks legit I'll buy that.

    Now we go here:
    http://epo.mit.edu/moodle/ - hmmm.. no links to here from any of the main sites, but ok! Looks like some relevant school related content right? Okay...

    Finally, the WHAT THE FUCK part:
    http://epo.mit.edu/moodle/group/groupui/.add/12/

    Anyone shine some light on this???? TONS of anchors to dominate highly competitive niche... any link leads to a page like http://epo.mit.edu/moodle/group/groupui/.add/12/Casino-Slots.html that advertises a $200 bonus for playing at Casino.com ... the contents of the page obviously NOT READABLE and are clearly NOT MEANT to be seen by real visitors.


    Now checking out Casino.com ... over 1000 .edu links and what do you know they're quite similar to the above case! Looks like they've got quite a strategy to dominating the web!?
     
  2. hiding_whitehat

    hiding_whitehat Junior Member

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    I guess that's the advantage of being a blackhatter at a college where you have some webspace on their site.
     
  3. wakkaoaka

    wakkaoaka BANNED BANNED

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    Moodle is basically a university social network. You can write blogs etc, on mit's version you can make groups i guess. Either someone hacked into an MIT students account, or an MIT student did it, or the admin did it. If the admin didnt plant those links, then they arent attentive enough, which is probably the situation because our stream/moodle admins are non existant... Maybe i can sell .ac.nz links :p

    EDIT: Haha, i found a personal bookmarking section in webct! webct is like moodle but is old and being used less, so even less chance of admin spotting links... anyways they wouldnt know what blackhat seo is. Unlimited .ac.nz links is <3
     
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  4. g111k

    g111k Regular Member

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    Okay that kind of explains it... but i'm finding such a massive chain of sites like this that are quite similar, so there is no way students are doing it...


     
  5. googlemonster

    googlemonster Supreme Member

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    get me one
     
  6. luizeba

    luizeba Regular Member

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    In BHW's version, you can spam adult links, too!
     
  7. Micallef

    Micallef Supreme Member

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    These sites are gold if you can find them. I've collected several .edu sites which allow you to add your own pages at will without even registering.

    However, bear in mind that it may take some time for google to find these pages.
     
  8. Elimination

    Elimination Newbie

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    Try googleing "# Fill out the New Account form with your details."
    You'll get a list of moodle websites (can filter for .edu by adding site: .edu) on which you can sign up and do whatever.

    allinurl: "moodle/login/signup.php"
     
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  9. jdoughs

    jdoughs Newbie

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    Then help them, step it up a little and point them a few links. Let them find them when you decide.
     
  10. rubberband

    rubberband Registered Member

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    Yep, as one poster said, Moodle is an educational social network. My college uses it for the online classes. If you're registered on it, you can pretty much post whatever you want.
     
  11. rufus15

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    the last link the Op has given is redirecting to

    Code:
    hxxp://www.topcasino10.com/search.php?aid=66666&q=online+casino&said=11-11cas2
     
  12. smartalex4

    smartalex4 Junior Member

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    to bad H*rvard doesn't have moodle! :(
     
  13. superspiderman

    superspiderman BANNED BANNED

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    Im sure there are hundreds of universitys round the world that offer a service like this. Anyone have a holy grail list and some way of administering it all!
    Imagine a giant .edu blogfarm that you could update at will
     
  14. showbizvet

    showbizvet Power Member

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    So if we do find one of these treasures, should we ping the page, or just let G find it slowly and naturally?
     
  15. aishahriar

    aishahriar BANNED BANNED

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    wow. am off to find me some moodle.

    :cool:
     
  16. charlesbrunkle

    charlesbrunkle Registered Member

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    I've found a few like this one
    Code:
    https://moodle.bath.ac.uk/login/index.php
    but I don't see the option to register....
     
  17. scm03

    scm03 Newbie

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    google: inurl:.edu inurl:moodle/login/signup.php
    will get you 11k edu results. someone give it a shot and see if you can post.
     
  18. xamlit

    xamlit Newbie

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    Eh... Looks like for all the ones that I tried you need a "instructors key". Hmm.. I wonder who can come up with a generic fake email address that goes:

    Dear Professor,

    I lost my key to your CSI 133 class. Is there any way that you can send it to me please?

    -John (gotta have at least 1 kid in the class named John right?

    Lol.
     
  19. wickid12

    wickid12 Regular Member

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    does anyone know how to post in moodle?
     
  20. scm03

    scm03 Newbie

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    I tried registering as well but couldnt do anything after i registered. We might have to look for a different strategy on getting edu links.