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Ranking on Baidu.com

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by pitbully, Jun 16, 2014.

  1. pitbully

    pitbully Regular Member

    Aug 14, 2013
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    How the hell am I ranking on Baidu.com??

    I just started a Canadian website which, although it does have a lot of content so far, isn't even finished and is currently set to block access to robots so it won't be indexed. The site is very clearly directed at a Canadian audience and the domain is a .ca plus there are absolutely no backlinks to this site.

    Yet somehow I'm getting almost 30 visits a day (and rising) being referred by Baidu.com which appears to be a Chinese search engine. All of the visits are being counted as search traffic on my analytics. WTF?
  2. OldFatGuy

    OldFatGuy Regular Member

    Jun 4, 2009
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    Despite what their support page says, they blissfully ignore robots.txt files most if not all of the time. The only way to stop those buggers is to block IPs but that's an ongoing thing. Might be able to do it via mod_rewrite but haven't looked into it myself.