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Make money while hiding your secret plugins folder

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by OgSneakyPimp, Apr 17, 2009.

  1. OgSneakyPimp

    OgSneakyPimp Junior Member

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    Ok so we all know that when you install worpress it makes different directories or folders that to store your content/themes/plugins etc,etc.

    Well this is one easy footprint that most people forget to cover up.

    1. how many of you use damn near the same plugins for every site you build??
    2. or how many of you sell links and have those plugins to automatically put the link on your site.

    well this (and other things) are all reasons and ways for google to find out your empire of blogs and slap the hell out of them through

    --lowered page rank
    --deindexing
    --and smart pricing (not really but hey who really knows)

    Also you have those idots who go around putting wp-content/plugins at the end of your domain name so that they can see what plugins you are using and either

    1. report you to google for using "BH" tools
    2.download the same plugins you have in an attempt to compete with you...we dont want that.

    So in order to combat that i simply create a index.html file (use your notepad that came with your comp or whatever tool you use).

    and then put that in your wp-content/plugins folder

    if you left it blank , anytime someone "snoops" around your directories they will see a blank white page...

    but i like to treat mine like a 404 page and add "useful" material to it.

    i gather all of my related affiliate links and i put them on them on the index.html and i line them up just like my plugins folder..

    at the top of the page i type in large bold letters

    PLUGINS DIRECTORY

    then for the anchor tags i use whatever the product is but then i add wp in front or php at the end so that it looks like a plug in for the product.

    so heres an example of what my fake plug ins folder would look like

    Code:
    PLUGINS DIRECTORY
    
    [COLOR="Blue"][U]
    [U][COLOR="Blue"]WP-BOOKMARKING DEMON 4.2.PHP[/COLOR][/U]
    WP-PHPBAY.PHP
    KEYWORD ELITE.PHP[/U][/COLOR]

    (i dont really have any of the programs they are just the first three i could think of that everybody would recognize)

    thats just an example but you can use whatever affiliate programs you have.

    get creative...hell i wish i knew more about cookie stuffing as it seems this could work pretty good...

    hahaha now we are going to have people trying to rank their fake plugins page.


    i hope this helps... thanks appreciated
     
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  2. bijikpalir

    bijikpalir Regular Member

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    Damn, I forgot about that!
     
  3. PRojas

    PRojas Newbie

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    I have a better idea.
    Why not put a redirect in the index.html file?
    http://domainname.com/wp-content/plugins/index.html
    redirects to
    http://domainname.com
    Wouldn't that be better?
    Also you can still find out what plugins they use by viewing the homepage source it will link back for images or other php files.

    Kinda useless they will find out if they really want to.
     
  4. figgity

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    Very useful info. I'm going to cover my tracks tonight.
     
  5. wild1

    wild1 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Good idea... just got me thinking about my wp blogs
    Ill do this now hehe
    Thanks for the tips
     
  6. mnapper

    mnapper Registered Member

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    Wow! That's something that I'd overlooked as well. Thanks for the tips. I'll be running away to cover my ass now!
     
  7. kingbrend

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    Uh oh.. Marketing Duel...

    http://marketingduel.com/wp-content/plugins/

    It actually helped me the other day when working on my plugins..

    Yes for sure add a index page in your plugin folder, you don't want people finding out what you have.

    And yes, if Google finds those BH plugin folders (folder names), they will penalize you. I've seen this first hand..

    I changed names of the folder and I was good to go with Google about a week later.. but watch out with that too
     
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    or but a rotater in there and but your affiliate link in the loop.
     
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    kingbrend Regular Member Premium Member

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  11. OgSneakyPimp

    OgSneakyPimp Junior Member

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    Ahhh. Well guess what buddy there is two words you can add to the end of your .htaccess that will definitely cover your plugin tracks from google.. do a search on google Trust me you'll find something really good...let me know how your search goes...;)

    Anytime...i actually dont add it to all of my blogs because then the empty index file because a footprint all in itself...:cool:

    yes when i first started out i had a plugin folder and a theme folder on my desktop and for every blog i would just upload those folders... haha i was setting myself up for failure.

    thats actually real good i never thought about that... i need to learn how to do the redirects i have never dabbled in that before.... thanks.
     
  12. Rustie

    Rustie Registered Member

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    Nice, you're a slick dude :D
     
  13. SearchMaster

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    old.....:tsk:anyway thanks:preggers:
     
  14. agj32mrgibbits

    agj32mrgibbits Registered Member

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    Or you can just add

    Code:
    Options -Indexes
    to the top of your .htaccess file and no one will be able to browse your folders.
     
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  15. OgSneakyPimp

    OgSneakyPimp Junior Member

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    yeah im new to all of this stuff so i learn new things everyday...i think this is pretty slick too. hehe

    ummm. my bad for posting old stuff, like i said im new so its new news to me...if its old can you tell us some new stuff???

    heeeyyyyy my man, yeah thats exactly what i was talking about, but i dint know you could also add it to the top ..see im still learning thanks man.
     
  16. figgity

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    I just tried this out. While adding the index does prevent my contents from being listed, anybody can still see some of my plugins by looking at the page source.
     
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    I forgot about that trick. Thanks
     
  18. affiliate.solutions

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    We all know that people don't accidentally look into the plugins or uploads files... so I like to give them a little something when they do:



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    ^ I would post the pic from lemonparty.... but I might get banned for that