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One Way Backlinks with WP Plugin

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by xha44a, Oct 18, 2013.

  1. xha44a

    xha44a Power Member

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    So I was running a Xenu report on a recent site I created... checking all internal and outbound links. One outbound like flashed up that made me think wth? It was a link to "online pokies boss dot com". That has nothing to do with my niche it was just a random link. I was like ok where is this coming from? Viewed source code, came up with this -

    Code:
    <object type="application/x-shockwave-flash" data="http://wplikebutton.com/1.swf" width="0" height="0">
    <param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param>
    <param name="FlashVars" value="name="></param>
    <param name="movie" value="http://wplikebutton.com/1.swf"></param>
    <param name="wmode" value="transparent"></param><a href="http://onlinepokiesboss.com/">online pokies</a>
    <embed src="http://twitterfollowbuttons.com/icons/tw/1.swf" flashvars="name=" quality="high" wmode="transparent" width="0" height="0" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always"></embed></object>
    

    Now I'm really going wth? .swf is a shockwave file afaik - it's some sort of movie on my site? I don't have any videos on there atm. Also, it's a text link that's hidden. You can't see it. What is going on. I downloaded the theme (themeforest I think) and I'm wondering is it a hacked theme? SSH and some grep doesn't show anything in my files... what's going on.

    Anyway, long story short. There's a wordpress plugin - wplikebutton dot com - that I was using, and lo and behold it also included himself a link to whatever site his server says. Just like that. To be fair, when I went to the site this time and clicked "terms and conditions" (that little link eveyone always skips :) ) sure enough it says he has the right to advertise on your site.

    I decided to see how this took off... a little ahrefs magic showed this for said site...

    View attachment 40180

    Anyway ladies in gentlemen, I thought that was interesting and my excitement for the night. Want some oneway backlinks? Do what this guy did.

    Probably one of the senior members on here anyway :)
     
  2. webhostingproviders

    webhostingproviders Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I think you suggesting is we should develop a kind of plugin
     
  3. saber210

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    This is not new.. Some developers or designers put one way backlink to their site.

    Sometimes it in the footer, but user tends to remove it. They they use server side links to show it on your website.
     
  4. xha44a

    xha44a Power Member

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    @WebHostingProviders - I don't have the skills to develop something like that. Maybe the money. I was just showcasing a (IMHO) very creative example I found online of someone doing that. I wonder what his rate for links is and if that's his site?

    @Saber210 - I'm sure you're right it isn't new. However it is new to me to find them in a WP plugin like that. Especially hidden and with video potential.