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Trick for stealing a competitor's audience from under their nose!

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Delta223, Nov 5, 2016.

  1. Delta223

    Delta223 Junior Member

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    I've been thinking of "sponsoring" blog owners in my niche with a small banner ad. I don't give a **** about the ad, but I plan to give them google tag manager code that will place the ad... along with a few retargeting pixels. That'll give me EVERY visitor for ongoing promotion on Sitescout, Adroll, Facebook etc.

    Is there any way to get caught doing this?
     
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  2. mondovo

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    Interesting. However many of these blog owners might just ignore your script and just put your banner image up. How will you ensure they put up your JS code, that bit I'm not sure will be easy to implement.
     
  3. Delta223

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    Good point, thinking about this now...

    Ok, I think I could say it's needed for tracking by my adserver. That excuse would work on me and I can't imagine most blog owners getting suspicious over that
     
  4. mikemiller1

    mikemiller1 Newbie

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    Interesting!
    I am curious too. So if you give them a banner code (+ google tag manager code) to direct to your site, you could essentially tell them that I am interested in getting traffic to my site through your website.
    Well I guess its still slightly grey hat! But question is, is it breaking any laws. Not sure! May be not.
     
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    I guess you've reinvented cookie stuffing.
     
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    Would love to know if you manage to get through with this strategy on a few blogs. Do keep us posted. I, for one, would definitely like to know if you get them to put up the code. It's smart but want to know if it's as easy to get it done. Do post an update if and when you do manage to implement it.
     
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