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Is this possible?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Brum26, May 11, 2012.

  1. Brum26

    Brum26 Regular Member

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    Hey everyone. Some loser has sandboxed one of my sites and threatened to use DNS to lookup my other sites and sandbox them too. Is this possible?
     
  2. cool0403

    cool0403 BANNED BANNED

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    only if your sites are hosted on the same server with the same DNS information.
     
  3. Brum26

    Brum26 Regular Member

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    So if all my sites are hosted on one hostgator account then somebody could find out all the info?
     
  4. Master-x

    Master-x Junior Member

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    yes. either same name servers or same google adsense account, that's why you should diversify everything you do online.
     
  5. Brum26

    Brum26 Regular Member

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    Can I have different nameservers with one hosting account or do I need to get a separate hosting account?
     
  6. Knoxgates

    Knoxgates Supreme Member

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    Yes this can be done even if your websites are whois protected by using these info.

    1. All your websites use same analytics account.
    2. All your websites use same adsense account.
    3. All sites are hosted on same IP.

    Reverse engineering can be done, depends from person to person. How far is he willing to go.
     
  7. homenet

    homenet Power Member

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    Sounds like you really pissed someone off.
     
  8. Brum26

    Brum26 Regular Member

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    The guy is a nutcase. For anyone interested he setup a forum called blackhat worldwide. Complete donut
     
  9. VinBed

    VinBed Regular Member

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    If you are using a shared host, your nameservers are likely being shared by dozens if not hundreds of other websites. He'll have difficulty finding your sites out of that mess, unless you used real whois info...then he can definitely become a nuisance.

    Perhaps you could report him to google?
     
  10. DarthM

    DarthM Regular Member

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    If you know his sites, tell him you'll do the same to his. Fight fire with fire.
     
  11. Lithin

    Lithin Regular Member

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    Back link prodigy?

    If it's him he seemed really nice when I talked to him. Oh well I guess some people just don't click.
     
  12. Brum26

    Brum26 Regular Member

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    I think we sorted it out. May have been a misunderstanding
     
  13. Lowbrow

    Lowbrow Registered Member

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    You haven't explained how he sandboxed one of your sites. I am interested in this particular detail. Would you care to elaborate on what happened to your site, exactly?

    As a side note, yes it is easy to look up all the sites that someone owns...unless the sites have absolutely nothing in common. However, most people leave common footprints throughout their portfolio of sites. Sometimes it can be something as simple as the same template - or the same analytics provider. (And yes, oftentimes it takes a bit of guesswork and the "human element" to find all of someone's sites.)

    One example would be if I look at all the sites on a shared hosting server. (If I really want to find my competitors' sites, I will look at all the sites hosted there.) First I'll note all the ones in the same niche: that's easy. But I know it's possible for me to find other sites the person owns in unrelated niches. How might I do that? Sometimes on the looks alone. (People loooove to use the same few templates.)

    Other clues include the use of the same analytics provider. If I see a few sites all using StatCounter or GetClicky or Piwik...well, I put them on my list of "possibly related". Because those are simply not as common as GA.

    Affiliate IDs and AdSense codes are obviously other clues. Sites that link to the few same sites (or other related sites) are even better clues - because they're more telling and actually connect sites.

    Want another way to uncover competitors' properties? I'll let you guess for yourself, but it involves the use of the "site:" operator. Lots you can do with that. Remember, let Google do all the work whenever possible.
     
  14. directaxcess

    directaxcess Power Member

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    Good thing you worked it out -- but you can always file a reconsideration request with Google and tell them the shit that happened. It's kind of messed up that Google would assume that a webmaster would build low quality spammy links to their own site -- come on Google, clearly its negative SEO. This stupid penguin update has made negative SEO so much easier... honestly I'm waiting a little bit to rank my new websites because I don't want to be a victim; hopefully Google mends the Penguin update soon.
     
  15. 2k9bomb

    2k9bomb Registered Member

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    It is possible[​IMG]