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How long can it go on? - linking

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by aamcle, May 8, 2011.

  1. aamcle

    aamcle Registered Member

    Feb 1, 2010
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    Morning all.

    I'm thinking here about the monster Google created when the decided to make inbound links so important a factor in a sites ranking. The net's getting link spamed 24x7x365.
    Even I've noticed that searches are often returning poorer results than they did a few years ago mainly I think because masivly promoted (linked) sites are pushing the sites with the content I actually want down the list.
    These bits of crap are most often ad-sense or affiliate properties (I've no real objection to either I've owned both) but they are just such shamefully poor wastes of good disk space. I'm thinking that most members here would at least try for some worthwhile content but the mesage aint getting out there to the "something for now't" brigade!

    Google will have to respond in the eventually with more than a tweak of it's algo but what practical alternatives are there for off site measurements. Traffic's not good too easy to fake, voting - people don't and it can be automated so what could be used?

    ATB aamcle
  2. DamageX

    DamageX Elite Member

    Sep 17, 2008
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    Former nomad
    That's for G to figure out. In the meanwhile our job is to figure out their moves so we can counteract them.

    As for putting poor quality content out there and spamming links... Put it this way, if you don't somebody else will, so you might just as well do it and pocket the cash.
  3. Windmill

    Windmill Supreme Member

    May 4, 2011
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    IM all the way.
    Honestly, I think we only think its getting spammed because we're involved in the spamming. Before I entered into the SEO world, I barely noticed spam. The sort of spam I noticed was the blatant spam, like the stuff sent to my inbox. Every once in a blue moon I would stumble on a adsense blog (I was always confused by their pupose LOL I thought does someone actually think this is a good site? I felt embarassed for the owners) but thats it.

    But, since we're dipped hand and soul in it, we see it everywhere, since its everywhere we go. General users stay away from the spammed areas.

    Right now, for everyone of us spammers, Google is having 1000 winners of REAL good content, so I don't think they mind THAT much. At least if I were them I'd feel pretty good about it :rolleyes:
  4. jb2008

    jb2008 Senior Member

    Jul 15, 2010
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    Scraping, Harvesting in the Corn Fields
    On my VPS servers
    I agree with Windmill. To be honest, as much as I hate to say it, G is doing a good job in keeping the internet as we see it through its search engine, a very informative and useful resource. I'm nearly always able to find the quality information I want. We only think there is a lot of spam because some of us link spam a lot. No one really notices guestbook links, forum links, and blog comments are just that, blog comments which are open. The general public looking around on G is hardly aware of it at all. No system can be perfect, but with the way G has done it I think links is the most productive way for the surfer and the webmaster alike.