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Weird trick to check if Google has penalized a domain

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by skeLzo, Jan 20, 2009.

  1. skeLzo

    skeLzo Newbie

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    This probably won't last for long, but it's uses are obvious.

    Apparently, you can check if Google has penalized a domain or not by simply adding the word hyves as a subdomain and then checking the PageRank of that subdomain.

    IE: hxxp://hyves.digg.com/ = PR7

    Now there's 3 possible PR scores you can have, and each mean a different thing.

    PR7 means that the domain is perfectly fine
    PR4 means that the domain got penalized by Google
    PR0 means that the domain got banned in Google


    So far all my domains are PR7. I have yet to find any PR4 or PR0. If you guys find any of those results, please share.
     
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  2. xgnux

    xgnux Regular Member

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    i have pr7 :)
     
  3. stylesb

    stylesb Regular Member

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    i have a PR7 too... sweet

    Kinda weird though, I just typed in some ecom stores I work for and they came back with errors.
     
  4. skeLzo

    skeLzo Newbie

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    Well, the domain doesn't exist, so you're going to get an error. Or are you referring to an error with the Page Rank?
     
  5. skeLzo

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    Sweet! I just found a site that has been penalized (not mine :)

    raketforskning.c0m

    coming up PR4 for me
     
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  6. lewi

    lewi Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    so thats what this pr 7 thingy was all about.... this thread will prob be deleted soon but thats ace :)
     
  7. mijamoto

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    finally this hyves makes some sense
     
  8. maxywaxy

    maxywaxy Registered Member

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    Damn why publice such a nice trick for such a dumb usage.
     
  9. skeLzo

    skeLzo Newbie

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    It's already all over the internets, brother.
     
  10. nasal

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    One of my sites is PR4 with this 'trick'..

    I actually noticed a fall in my PR some time ago (PR3 became PR0)..

    How can I now actually see why I'm penalized and fix the problem?
     
  11. xhpdx

    xhpdx Regular Member

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    the pr7 is forged so the SE should just ignore it i think
     
  12. stylesb

    stylesb Regular Member

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    whats ur URL, lets take a look and find out
     
  13. litning1078

    litning1078 Registered Member

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    That is a nice little trick. I wonder how long it will be though before they catch the loophole and shut it down. Oh well, better use it while I can.
     
  14. nasal

    nasal Registered Member

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    The domain is hy ves.zurka.us..
     
  15. drumltd

    drumltd Regular Member

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    Interesting one of my sites dropped about 50 places a couple of months ago, I presumed they'd penalised me for something, but obviously not as it's getting a pr7.

    Ohwell I might have to try and get it ranking a bit better then.
     
  16. vucinic

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    This is a neat trick I'm going to have to try this out sometime
     
  17. Realign02

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    Son of a bitch PR0. That sucks, time to transfer everything I guess.


    -E
     
  18. Geetfaux

    Geetfaux Super Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Why don't you just phone up Google and tell them so they can remove it. This was already posted about & moved to exec vip for a reason. Reported.
     
  19. justmeron

    justmeron Power Member

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    when i try hxxp://**************digg.com. of course the xx changed to tt I get error?
     
  20. Sweetfunny

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    Does not seem to work anyway, i got a domain come up PR4 but the real site is PR7 with PR6 subpages and it ranks for some ultra-competative keywords and phrases.