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SEO reports and Gmail. Dumb

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by mhatter, May 19, 2012.

  1. mhatter

    mhatter Regular Member

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    Why are people sending SEO link reports with a Gmail e-mail address?

    You don't think Google is looking for that?

    I would and I'm not a genius. Google hires hundreds of geniuses. You don't think every e-mail goes through some filter? I bet they're laughing right now at link reports they see. I would be.

    Stop fucking using Gmail for anything SEO related.
     
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  2. BigFatWallet

    BigFatWallet Power Member

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    +1 for that!
     
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  3. caitlin

    caitlin Junior Member

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    Hell, I'd stop using Google for everything, except spamming.
     
  4. blackhat777

    blackhat777 Elite Member

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    I don't think Google would be scanning each and every document in your mailbox and then linking it to a particular website and then tracking all the links in the documents.
    They already have mechanisms developed to find out all the SEO work done for a site without intruding into the documents in your mailbox. :)
     
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  5. BigFatWallet

    BigFatWallet Power Member

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    Sure, if they are smart enough to find it out on their own let them do it but why would you take chances and transfer such information using a product that is owned by G?
     
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  6. mhatter

    mhatter Regular Member

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    If I were working at Google and did a manual review of a website I'd search all of gmail for the url and something else like "link report". They can probably just guess which mailboxes to search based on your browsing history. I don't know the legality of that but I'm sure Google does whatever they want.
     
  7. Vic Sage

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    I am with you bud :(
     
  8. BlackhatBigfoot

    BlackhatBigfoot Regular Member

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    I've been saying this for years. I've even had link reports sent to me using Google Docs...and when I tried to have the Google Docs spreadsheet sent to a yahoo address, I got a phishing email from Google Docs that looked like it was from yahoo asking me to confirm my password or I could not receive the "certain" emails.

    I always ask if the service uses gmail or google docs to send reports before I buy.
     
  9. proweb

    proweb Regular Member

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    Step 1) Create a gmail account with your competitor's business name as the email.
    Step 2) Harvest all your competitor's links and paste them into g00gle docs spreadsheet.
    Step 3) Email the doc containing the links to the address in step 1 and attach an invoice for purchasing the links
    Step 4) Profit??
     
  10. mhatter

    mhatter Regular Member

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    Well I'm glad people agree with me. The less footprints the better.
     
  11. halfpoint

    halfpoint Regular Member

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    It's almost certainly a non-issue imo.
     
  12. lebron

    lebron Newbie

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    well they do scan it for advertisement purposes
     
  13. artificial_genius

    artificial_genius Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I think Gmail is busy doing things that have a little bit more of an impact than snooping in on users emails for detecting unnatural links.
     
  14. crzyyoungn

    crzyyoungn Registered Member

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    Nah bro what you really gotta' watch out for is the illuminati snooping on your emails to use them against your business in their scheme to control the world. Real talk.
     
  15. myownhero

    myownhero Power Member Premium Member

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    This just goes to show how ridiculously paranoid most people are.
     
  16. BlackhatBigfoot

    BlackhatBigfoot Regular Member

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    Words of wisdom from those who know Google never does any evil. Sadly the world is plagued with the itch of poor opinions.