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What kind of tactic is this? I'm seeing lot of pages like this

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by pk_69, May 22, 2010.

  1. pk_69

    pk_69 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    While looking through google alerts I'm seeing a lot of pages like following

    PHP:
    hxxp://ericforaz.com/jikhb6/sogo.php?chopping-block-cooking-school-chicago
    http://timspools.com/ahli3/xdv.php?cooking-club-issaquah-washington
    What is this? It should be quite popular - I see a lot of pages like this. These are obviously not links, but why then?

    These pages all have decent page rank, usually higher than domain itself and if you trim url to domain - it's a regular local business website.

    Can anybody explain?

    Thank you,
    pk
     
  2. wiseguy

    wiseguy Junior Member

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    Were you searching for anything in particular when these results come up?

    Very strange. I'll be curious if anyone else has an idea what these are, and why, etc.
     
  3. MisterGemini

    MisterGemini Senior Member

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    I don't the technique specifically, but looking at this I believe you are seeing a site being exploited after being broken into.

    They have managed to upload a small program that then generates keyword specific urls with related content that then feeds off the guys domain.

    I'm going to take a guess that this is a shared host that was broken into since the two examples you provided, are both using the same host provider. One example is now gone, so maybe they found it and deleted it.

    This could be another way to get links :)
     
  4. xboxps3wow

    xboxps3wow Power Member

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    The second one has links...
     
  5. CyrusVirus

    CyrusVirus BANNED BANNED Premium Member

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    maybe a little CS? maybe, just an idea
     
  6. pk_69

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