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HOw does this rank above me?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by kosmo101, Mar 4, 2013.

  1. kosmo101

    kosmo101 Newbie

    Mar 4, 2013
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    So have an old wallpapers site and cannot understand how this guy ranks so well with hardly any backlinks/pr. If you search g for acura nsx wallpapers, this walldrift site shows in position 2,3,4 and I cannot understand why. I see a bunch of indexed pages but any experts able to explain to me how this happens?

  2. proweb

    proweb Regular Member

    Feb 24, 2011
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    I'm going to be honest, I didn't really look into it 100%, but what I did see was an unnatural backlink profile over the past 2 weeks. A 400% increase in backlinks in two weeks probably explains the boost...however, websites that get backlinks that quickly generally trigger a red-flag by Google. That, and their post is newest, so that can also give a temp boost.

    So unless all the links came from forums and websites chatting about new car releases (which I doubt, since some of the links came from domain names like condoms.###), the site will probably trigger a manual review sometime in the near future.

    But like I said, I casually reviewed it. Take my opinion with a grain of salt because I may have overlooked something. I am, however, interested in how the site ranking beneath them got the star rating meta-tags to stick. I was under the impression that Google slapped those off all but the most reputable sites several months ago?