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Spam on the footer of edu sites

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Tropicalista, Feb 12, 2012.

  1. Tropicalista

    Tropicalista Junior Member

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    Hi,

    one of my competitor outrank my site.

    He has a lot of backlink from a strange footer on edu site. I noticed there are a lot of links in footer of this edu site.

    I would know if there is a new type of spamming edu site or he just hack the template and place his link in the footer.

    I've never seen this kind of spamming.

    Has someone an idea of how he create this kind of links?

    Here's an example:

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    http://en.csc.edu.cn/Laihua/?cid=277
    http://en.csc.edu.cn/Chuguo/?cid=440
    
    If you go at the very end of the page you will notice those links.
     
  2. rebbeca

    rebbeca Regular Member

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    Did you crosscheck domain whois with your competitor's domain and edu.cn domain?

    It might be identical. Or he paid the owner of the edu.cn website owner to put it there
     
  3. googlemonster

    googlemonster Supreme Member

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    saw a lot of hacked sites in the movie niche, allsorts of weird links
     
  4. jaivy

    jaivy Registered Member

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    they hacked the site.
    i don't know how to get this.
     
  5. Sprouts

    Sprouts Regular Member

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    Probably an SQL injection since the URLs contain get strings.

    A nice hack though, PR6 edu.
     
  6. UltraLink

    UltraLink Regular Member

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    Either hacked or a person on the web dev. team of the site is selling it.

    Even has links on the homepage which is a PR8... en.csc.edu.cn
     
  7. Bartholomew

    Bartholomew Regular Member

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    It's not a hack. Hackers hide their injected divs. This looks like an automated link link brokering network. Such networks are very popular, for example, in Russia, and probably in China too as you can see on the site in OP.
    Btw, if anyone knows such Chinese service please pm me!
     
  8. SkyIsTheLimit

    SkyIsTheLimit BANNED BANNED

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    First time I see such thing. They most likely hacked the site
     
  9. Ampix0

    Ampix0 Power Member

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    If it was hacked, Im not too sure how, i didnt look too hard but it wouldnt have been html or SQL injection. the search is solid, and the sql wasn't returning errors..
     
  10. mikkosoporno

    mikkosoporno Registered Member

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    Do you want to share some Russian networks?
     
  11. Tropicalista

    Tropicalista Junior Member

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    Do you know of to get this links with SQL injection?
     
  12. Bartholomew

    Bartholomew Regular Member

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    The most popular:
    http://www.sape.ru/r.HPVKYZeFCx.php

    less popular, but still ok
    http://www.mainlink.ru/?partnerid=107601
    http://www.setlinks.ru/?pid=590850
    there are a few more, but nothing as big as these three afaik
    All links above are with ref.

    Mind you that approx 90% sites registered in these networks are in Russian, still there are quite a few foreign sites. Quality varies, you can find links from a few cents/month. Main SE in Russia is Yandex, so most people are more interested in ranking in Yandex than in Google.ru.

    You can ask me questions about these networks, I'd be glad to answer.
     
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  13. Tropicalista

    Tropicalista Junior Member

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    Could you give some links as example of the link you could have with this service?

    I have read the translated version, it seems quite affordable to pay 20-30 eur to pay this links, but are they useful?

    have you made some test?
     
  14. Bartholomew

    Bartholomew Regular Member

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    They are useful and widely used in Russia to rank sites. It's, like, there's not a single Russian SEO person who doesn't know them and use them. Of course you shouldn't use links from these networks only, you need to get other links, from articles etc. Sanctions from SE are possible, but rare. rarer than for scrapebox or xrumer links for sure. And you should check which donor you want to put your link on.

    just for example, I peek a few random donors:
    expencive ones: _ttp://izvmor.ru/ (footer, 616 rub/month = $20/month) _ttp://www.computerbild.ru/ (footer, 495 rub/month = $16/month)
    and cheap ones: _ttp://vodo-kanal.com.ua/customer-service (footer, 0.7 rub/month (about 3 cents), _ttp://onegomotors.ru/board/mototekhnika/3 (footer, 0.77 rub/month, footer)

    there are links for over $300/month as well


    BTW adding your own sites is very easy too. You just need a site on level two domain or a site on level three domain with PR/TIC. But if you put too much such links on your site you can lose PR. Placement, quantity, css styles etc is customizable. You can use either manual (confirm each link) or automatic placement.
    These services are very mature, they work for several years already.
     
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  15. Kameeleon

    Kameeleon Registered Member

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    I understand russian, but I would rather read in english. Are there any English interfaced sites, And without having to scann your pasport :p

    Thx
     
  16. ksjohns

    ksjohns Newbie

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    i'm trying to figure out the registration form on sape, i've been struggling with it as it needs some russian info. if you have used sape before do you have any info on how to set up an account without being a russian lol
     
  17. nailstk

    nailstk Newbie

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    the prices are ridicoulus...

    computerbild is a german newspaper about computers (biggest one!), a link from the german website would probably cost 400?+ every month!

    i searched for computerbild.ru in sape.ru (niche: computer) but couldn't find it???

    also: is it possible to buy links at sape.ru when being a non-russian citizen?
     
  18. psytrance

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    it is quite easy.... all you need to know is how to hacking servers =)
     
  19. nailstk

    nailstk Newbie

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    can someone please tell me how to find footer startpage links in sape.ru? i'm only receiving in-context links from articles..
     
  20. yogib34r

    yogib34r Newbie

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    I had something similar a few years ago, a site that was dormant had similar link appear in the footer. Google sent me an email to webmaster warning me about the issue. It was a bruteforce attack on the FTP that inserted an extra couple of lines into index.html, weird that none of my other sites where effected. It was obviously really common at the time as my host locked down FTP to specific limited times periods a couple of weeks later.