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Looks like Google is getting devious with a new patent.

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by zoomsixx, Aug 29, 2012.

  1. zoomsixx

    zoomsixx Senior Member Premium Member

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    The patent describes how Google may detect certain ?rank modifying? techniques and then adjust the ranking of those documents using those techniques in a manner that will confuse the webmaster into thinking that technique did not work. The purpose is to observe how the webmaster (or spammer) reacts to the change and then make more observations based off the next set of changes the webmaster applies.

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    Comic Regular Member

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    I read about this a few weeks ago. Seems like a nothing burger. In fact they have probably been using this for a while now since this was applied for in 2010. Certainly they would have worked on it long before applying.
     
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    Google dance?
     
  4. zoomsixx

    zoomsixx Senior Member Premium Member

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    Really that's what it sounds like. The Google dance. I think they were trying to make it sound more complicated to freak people out.