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Talk about BH this guy is a frikin nut!!

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Kosher1, Dec 7, 2010.

  1. Kosher1

    Kosher1 Power Member

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    I do some crazy stuff by lazy support and ignore emails but this guy is out of control!!!

    Article below:

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    Retailer accused of inflating Google ranking is arrested
    By Robert McMillan
    December 6, 2010 06:50 PM ETComments (2)Recommended (43)
    IDG News Service - An online retailer who boasted that complaints about his business helped boost its standing in Google search results was arrested Monday.

    Vitaly Borker, 34, was arrested at his home in Brooklyn, New York, and charged with fraud, cyberstalking and harassment, the U.S. Department of Justice said. He faces up to 20 years in prison.

    According to the complaint against him and a profile that appeared in The New York Times last month, Borker made abusive customer service his signature style. Prosecutors say he shipped counterfeit or defective products and threatened customers with violence if they complained.

    "When those customers tried to return or exchange the merchandise, Borker subjected them to a campaign of aggressive, obscene and intimidating conduct," the DOJ said.

    The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has logged more than 200 complaints against Borker's designer eyeware business, Decormyeyes.com, the DoJ said.

    In one case, Borker allegedly botched an order, overbilled the customer and then, saying he knew where she lived, threatened her with sexual violence. The calls came again and again, continuing "well into the night," according to an affidavit signed by U.S. Postal Inspector Douglas Veatch.

    Borker told a second customer that he was "instructing his assistant to 'crush' the glasses and then 'take the pieces of what is left of his glasses and use the label he sent to ship the powder back to him," Veatch wrote.

    It was all part of a scheme to boost his online presence by getting people to discuss and link to his online store. Even if the links came from people complaining about his business it still drove traffic to the website.

    Borker went by several online aliases, prosecutors say, including Tony Russo and Stanley Bolds.

    Responding in June 2008 to dozens of online complaints about Decormyeyes.com, Borker allegedly wrote: "the more replies you people post the more business and the more hits and sales I get. My goal is NEGATIVE advertisement. ... I never had the amount of traffic I have now since my 1st complaint. I am in heaven. Thanks so very much for your continued effort. I really appreciate it."

    The system took advantage of Google's tendency to give higher search-result placement to websites that are mentioned and linked to more frequently -- even if the context is negative.

    After The New York Times broke the story of Borker's business practices -- complete with surprisingly candid comments from Borker himself -- Google changed its algorithm to prevent this type of negative advertisement from working.

    Neither Borker nor his lawyer Bruce Kaye returned messages seeking comment.
     
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  2. SuperBlackHat

    SuperBlackHat Power Member

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    So i guess we should stop relying on backlinking to rank and instead rely on threatening women with rape huh? Learn something new everyday. Thanks for the new seo lesson
     
  3. kireol

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    decormyeyes has had a LOT of press lately. All bad. Just like he asked for.
     
  4. Freestar100

    Freestar100 Registered Member

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    This is just showed how imperfect Google is...Google therefore is not a God and not even the rightful King...maybe it is just acting like one.
     
  5. accelerator_dd

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    We should start posting Kick Boxing Training Videos in the Downloads section lol, barbarian as it is as blackhat. It's really a shame since blackhat has always been about outsmarting. This is just a mafia style working, not really appreciated since it's nothing to do with manipulation, intelligence, out-of-the-box thinking or anything alike. He could have made a lot more with a bad product if he was playing "Smart" rather then "tough".
     
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    how did google change its algorithym ?
    becausea link is a link

    it says
    "Google changed its algorithm to prevent this type of negative advertisement from working."
     
  7. maxxtuner

    maxxtuner Junior Member

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    So which BHW member is going to be gone for a while?

    Kidding I know it was nobody from here lol.

    Hope this guy is able to get a nice tub of butter, cause is going to need it lol.
     
  8. jodys

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    His first mistake was fukin around like this in NY. You don't pull this shit in NY. Some large onlline retailers have actually stopped doing business in NY state. When we get an order from a Ny'r the tees are crossed and the eyes are dotted or we cancel it. Their AG is crazy and thinks he rules the Internet. I guarantee you the AG pushed the Feds on this jackwagon. We try to cancel any orders shipping to NY if we can for any reasonable excuse. Most of the time they're miserable people to deal with and their AG loves to listen to their wimpering and throw shit at any business not from NY.
     
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  9. bucaneerx

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    dude the punk is not going to jail for his play on google's system: they got him on technicalities. the real rzn he is going down is that he jumped off the screen and into people's homes with real threats, plus the criminal activity that involved tangible goods. he'd be a free bird if it was just the google manipulation: which of course would not have been possible without the real reason he is getting canned.
     
  10. Coastal

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    Wow that's crazy i guess its true what they say all press is good press. lol

    What a DEE DEE DEE.
     
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    You know he had an interesting twist and I really like that his freaken site actually has a customer survey popup stating that "your feedback is important to us" so we can tell you to go to hell! No, you can't make this stuff up!
     
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    Someone is angry. This is a disrespect post to people that lives in NY.
     
  14. robertodelgato

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    Don't assume that anyone writing a news article know ANYTHING about the subject of the article.

    He probably turned to the 'reporter' next to him and asked him what Google does in this situation. "I dunno...change their code I guess." :rolleyes:

    Then it becomes 'news'. It can't be wrong if it's in the newspaper or on the interweb, right?
     
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    This article looks like it has been made just for the purpose, starting NOW to gain links, if you know what I mean ;)

    Maybe this hasn't happened, and now he gets people talking about it.

    IF NOT, then this would be a very nice strategy for xRumer, and posting straight to news section of boards. They won't get most likely deleted, AND people would spread your site from them self.

    Is it against any law doing that, even if you use fiction names ?
     
  16. snoozebot

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    It's actually a good concept, but the guy went way too far. I guess there's a fine line between sanity and being the world's biggest idiot.
     
  17. Kosher1

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    Well I got a site with bad reviews on resellerrati... And consumerli... They are still on page 1 lol.
     
  18. Kosher1

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    I would be his a mental case!!
     
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    I hope he has time to put adsense up on his site before he gets canned!! People will be all over his site over the next while!!! :D
     
  20. SexyMonk

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    What a looser...