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technique to rot a competitor's reputation, what do you think of it ?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by carlito, Dec 29, 2010.

  1. carlito

    carlito BANNED BANNED

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    Hi,

    I was thinking of something, based on gg suggest, that can ruin (at least taint) a competitor's rep according to me.

    We know that gg suggest present results automatically in the search field when typing a keyword. These results are based on how many times keywords are typed.

    So the idea is to search a phrase like 'COMPETITORS_NAME SCAM' many times. Do this search often and regularly, from different IPs (or outsource this task) then after a while GG should show this phrase in Suggest when typing the name of your competitor :D

    What do you think of this method? doable?
     
  2. Ben Dover

    Ben Dover Newbie

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    Anonymous, the guys who ddossed mastercard and visa, do it all the time, so why the heck not. It's not like the company at hand is going to find out it was you. :)
     
  3. s4nt0s

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    I'm not really sure how it would hurt your competitors. Adding the word, "scam" to the end of a product or persons name is a tactic a lot of marketers use to sell the product.

    For example, they might write, "Frank Kern Scam" and when people go to the page it will talk about Frank Kern and then they might end up promoting one of his products as an affiliate. I see it all the time on Google.
     
  4. oxonbeef

    oxonbeef BANNED BANNED

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    Do you think it would subconsciously convince the searcher your competitor is a scam?
    As when they reach the search page there will be nothing but sites singing his praise and
    nothing relating them being a scammer unless you intend to create one.

    Plus Karma's a bitch!
     
  5. bertbaby

    bertbaby Elite Member

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    Agreed, worse they post a page with those keywords to take advantage of the buzz you just created for them! Isn't that a kick in the head? Plus, the time you waste on a negative campaign is time you take away from boosting your own site because there is always a new positive campaign you can roll out.
     
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  6. carlito

    carlito BANNED BANNED

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    Here in france, even if there is no scam content linked to the GG result, some firms complained against GG due to the fact that their brand is associated to scam in GG suggest. It made the buzz here...

    Actually i think it can psychologically influence potential buyers, the term scam is hard, it sticks in minds.
    For a small business it can be dangerous to be associated with.