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What's going on here guys - some new method, perhaps?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Pikachoo, Jan 24, 2011.

  1. Pikachoo

    Pikachoo Junior Member

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    I was analysing a competitor and found lots of backlinks from sites like this:
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    http://standtrue.org/
    One huge article with links all over the place that don't even fit in with the text and it's got @lexa and PR3.
    Anyone know what this is about??
    If it's a link farm, then it's working well!
     
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  2. jarjarbnks

    jarjarbnks Registered Member

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    That looks suspicious to me. Something is not right here. You don't often see sites like this with a decent PR
     
  3. artizhay

    artizhay BANNED BANNED

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    It's owned by the Florida Right to Life organization. It seems there is a (similar?) organization called Stand True, which has a domain at standtrue.com. However, it's possible that standtrue.org is linking to other organizations of its own or those that it supports, while trying to take traffic from standtrue.com since the domain standtrue.org would better suit an organization than .com.

    Regardless, it gets 266 daily pageviews and Alexa says the only search term it has is "stand true." Alexa also says, however, that it has links from Lifeway, which is 64k Alexa, so that's probably boosting its PR pretty intensely, plus some links from some German site with ~500k Alexa. What I don't understand is why Lifeway or this decently-ranked German site would link to a crappy article unless there's some underhand blackhat techniques FRTL has going on to get links on those sites.
     
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  4. Pikachoo

    Pikachoo Junior Member

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    Here's another site backlinking my competition:
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    http://nakedstartups.com/
    Same shit, different subject. Also PR3.
    Should mention that there are thousands of these backlinking this guy!
     
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    artizhay BANNED BANNED

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    Looks like some complex autoblog...or something. It has 109 posts, but I can't find similar content anywhere on Google. It's biggest search term is "Pranav Mistry," who is a web designer, so I'm guessing there's some random post about him in there somewhere. Maybe those sites are legitimate, regardless of how bad the writing style is, but parallel a link farm? Or maybe they just troll the web, compiling data for random sites and then posting about them. Just rambling ideas...
     
  6. Pikachoo

    Pikachoo Junior Member

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    But the links are every 150-200 words. Why not just have a bunch of links in the sidebar? Some bizarre anchor texts like "the"!
    Whatever is going on here, I now realise I know nothing about search engines and how they give some love!
     
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    No1here Regular Member

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    Interesting little puzzle we've got here. I'm now quite curious what's going on here.
     
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    gamersplaygame Junior Member

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    This must be because Google likes aged domains. The domain standtrue.org was registered on 2002-08-03 21:54:04. But, I can't understand what's the case with nakedstartups.com as it was registered on 2009-09-22. Any guess?
     
  9. uzytkowicz

    uzytkowicz Newbie

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    i can't write what i want to say ;/

    standtrue have one keyword and links to the page about this keyword
    nakedstartups too

    i must make that type page
     
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  10. cristianraiber

    cristianraiber Regular Member

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    how about dropped domains ? ;)