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Using Google Chrome / Gmail while blackhatting

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by DustinSD, Jun 20, 2011.

  1. DustinSD

    DustinSD Registered Member

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    How valid are the claims that Google will track you if you use your Google accounts to engage in blackhat seo? Using chrome for your browser...using gmail accounts to sign up for 2.0's...stuff like that. Even if G did notice a pattern, I doubt the backlink dilution would be very severe. Has anyone seen any research to back this up?

    Sometimes I hesitate to check for indexed backlinks from my own IP too early, because I don't want queries being sent from the same IP for sites that aren't indexed, seems like it is setting up a pattern that could be recognized.
     
  2. theindiaphile

    theindiaphile Senior Member

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    Lots of Chrome plugins available to remove the ID - try Unchrome for starters...
     
  3. The Doctor

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    my guess is that they aren't tracking it like that. you can remove the id though with plugins but i guess your IP will still be there. use a proxy.
     
  4. Victoria from DNP

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    Probably... null! They won't track every single user specially with all this new Chrome plug ins, ID's remover, etc
     
  5. DamageX

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    That's an utterly ignorant reply.
     
  6. Victoria from DNP

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    I would appreciate a wider explanation
     
  7. DamageX

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    Google already tracks whatever they can with or without Chrome/GMail. What do you think they do when they can use services they control to track you? Check out the terms for Chrome and GMail, you may find a surprise or two in there.
     
  8. Victoria from DNP

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    No surprises, trust me
    Read the OP main question again.
    Of course Google can track anything they want as long as you are using their services, but Chrome is definitely not the tool
     
  9. the_demon

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    Don't use gmail for domain registration. :)
     
  10. bookmarc

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    this is fear of google is bordering paranoia.

    there was life before google and there will be life after google. just today morning i read a thread here about a guy who got banned by adsense and how he felt ruined and how he started from ZERO and came back stronger than before... hats of to that guy. we need few hundreds more like him in here.

    * F * U * C * K * the BIG G... it knows what it knows and doesnt know what it doesnt. stop second guessing G what it can or cant do.
     
  11. timchuks87

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    Simply Paranoia!
     
  12. webmast

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    Why would you use Chrome for blackhatting in the first place?
    It's not as powerful as Firefox and it leaves a bigger footprint IMHO because it's less popular than IE & FF.

    There is no reason to waste gmail accounts (PITA to create) on Web 2.0 properties either.
    Hotmail, Yahoo, etc. are perfectly fine.

    And most importantly - Google wouldn't know every step you make online ;)
     
  13. Victoria from DNP

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    Agreed!
     
  14. bookmarc

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    and while we are on this topic...

    it might as well add that google is "persona non grata" is china. dont the Chinese still use the internet? thats almost 1/5 of the worlds population for you.
     
  15. DamageX

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    You might wanna re-read it too, it pertains to BOTH Chrome and GMail. ;)
     
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    yey somebody asked it before me :)

    I'm not the only paranoid nut out there then, but I guess it's a good thing means I try and cover my tracks more :)
     
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    Such big company should have respect to privacy (gmail).
    I know they adjust ads to keywords in your messages, but if they save & use this too?
    Better to read their tos..
     
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    Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not out to get you. ;)
     
  19. theindiaphile

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    In my opinion,the speed of Chrome means it's worth using. By the time Firefox takes to open in my browser, I've done three things on Chrome.

    Anyway, to give a more complete answer, Use Unchrome or similar to remove unique ID.

    Use proxies, or a VPN as standard... ALWAYS.

    Adblock and Bugmenotlite are also useful Chrome plugins, though can compromise speed.
     
  20. DamageX

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    OK, so FireFox may be slower, but if you need to go through so much hassle to make Chrome trackless, then why not use FireFox to begin with? You'd be using the same amount of time fucking around with Chrome anyway.