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Whoa...Affiliate redirects ranking in Google POST-Panda?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by _unknown_, Jan 17, 2012.

  1. _unknown_

    _unknown_ Junior Member

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    Hey guys, I just came across a site ranking in Google and thought I'd share... Checking some rankings and strength of competition, I notice someone has a site ranked on the second page with the text "Warning: product X is a scam?"...

    So for shits 'n giggles I decided to check out what B.S. he was going to be on about, but instead of taking me to his site it redirects to the affiliate offer!

    This was something that I wanted to do a few years ago, but understood that it wasn't possible... Lo and behold, it is..

    Thoughts?
     
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  2. transam7410

    transam7410 Power Member

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    Can you pm me details I would love to check it out
     
  3. _unknown_

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    Bueller?......Bueller?............Bueller?
     
  4. ghassan1988

    ghassan1988 Regular Member

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    That's called cloacking.
     
  5. alex1

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    ^^^ cloacking indeed. Specifically, that page shows normal content to Google spiders and when the real visitor shows up, it just does some sort of redirect straight to affiliate offer.

    You have to be very careful when doing this because if Google finds out they will deindex that site, and if advertiser finds out, most affiliate networks may refuse to pay commissions b/c cloacking might be against their ToS.

    P.S. If I am not mistaken, the "doorway page" is another name for content cloacking.