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SEO Moz's Rand Fishkin is Adding a Webspam Score to Links/Websites!!!

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by RedPanda9, May 10, 2012.

  1. RedPanda9

    RedPanda9 Junior Member

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    Just found this. What are your thoughts?

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  2. grav6

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    Good, of course.

    We all want quality links and it will help identify what is/isn't. At the end of the day, it's their guess what Google thinks is good and isn't. And what we want is what Google thinks is good to help with ranking.

    This will be a valuable asset to any link builder.
     
  3. seoguy81

    seoguy81 Senior Member

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    Looks more like a Google's A$$ Licking project than anything else. But anyway's, when the time is right the 'real' guru's will ensure that Seomoz will itself be ranked #1 for webspam.
     
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    Well, whether it's called a$$ licking project (or <insert word(s) that reflects your own personal hatred of Google and SEOMoz>), it has the potential to provide data that can be analysed and used to help design an SEO/linkbuilding plan. (As in, we can look at what we've done in the past, or someone else has, and see what seems to be most effective in appearing as legitimate.)
     
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    Nordajgt Regular Member Premium Member

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    I had a feeling Mr. Rand was working with google and this pretty much confirms it. I stopped using his pro service because of my suspicions and i found a much better KW tracker.
     
  6. moonlighsunligh

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    Somebody should expose his link building techniques, other than creating great content. Links bait is still blackhat, since it is an intentional way to manipulate rankings. Using people's psihology to manipulate rankings.

    Do they even have legal rights to expose people's site details in public, that could potentially hurt their revenue?

    I do not think so.
     
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  7. Ann Onime

    Ann Onime Registered Member

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    @grav6
    1/ We can easily identify quality links ourselves.
    2/ If it's really to promote quality links, why pointing the finger on the "bad" websites and not simply only display the "good" ones ?
     
  8. businessbira

    businessbira Power Member

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    If you say so, SEO in general is still blackhat, since it is an intentional way to manipulate rankings. Everybody craves for the #1 spot.
     
  9. moonlighsunligh

    moonlighsunligh Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Creating quality content that doesn't encourage people to links, or manipulate/force people to to this is black hat. White hat is when people links to you because you got quality content.

    Not because you trick people to do this.
     
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  10. grav6

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    #1: Yes, but the time taken to do the research. Whereas if we can put a site into something like OpenSiteExplorer and see a score, follow the trail, etc, it will be quicker, rather than reviewing every page ourselves. How is that bad?

    #2: Sounds like a score will be assigned, just like the is domain authority, page authority, etc, and all that other stuff SEOMoz offers. So there are different scores there to highlight quality or not.

    Just looking at it objectively as a tool to use for research and reduce the time spent.
     
  11. kazumasama

    kazumasama Newbie

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    I agree. Well put.
     
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  12. SuperLinks

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    Glad to see that they are using their ridiculous round of funding for stupid shit like this. Go SEOMoz!

    The truth is, this will likely fail, hard like most of the stuff that they put out. It's a nice idea, but I'm willing to bet it's a year or more before they produce something that's beneficial to the community.
     
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    Yea i think it is something that will fail and alot of people wont be happy to see the type of spam they have, this will also hurt some seo service providers
     
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    Using the $18m they got in funding, aren't they?

    Let's see what comes out of this though. It isn't an easy project by any stretch of imagination.
     
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    Which is precisely why I think they'll half ass this feature and create more trouble for others than they can even imagine...
     
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    Is there any way to get rid of this damn scum of the earth! Why doesn't he grow a pair instead of bumming Matt Cunts, what a pussy!!
     
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    I actually used to have a bit respect for Rand but that went out the window about 2 years ago, he used to look out for the seo industry, contribute and the things he said wasn't spoon-fed from Google or motivated by selling monthly subscriptions.

    Now he cares about one thing, $$$, wants to sell as many monthly subscriptions as possible, which is fair enough, we all wanna make a buck. Running Google errands looks good and is what noobs, investors wants, it?s good for biz.

    What bothers me is that he still wants to appear like he is looking out for the industry, he?s not. Okay to be a sell-out but don?t pretend you?re not!

    I can?t take it no more. He?s been pushing ?create great content and you get links? mantra to the death, then the ?seo should be called inbound? hype and now this, a spam detection tool! Any half decent seo can spot a spammy link profile. Of course, noobs will spend $$ to use this.
     
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  18. seoguy81

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    For now you could use .htaccess to block their bots from crawling your site. That's the best shot 'unfortunately'