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Why is he doing this - Serious Competitive Niche

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by ibmethatswhoib, Sep 17, 2013.

  1. ibmethatswhoib

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    So here's another how'd he do that or why is he doing that thread. I'm usually good at putting the pieces together but not sure why he's doing this. It's cloaking because in the serps it's showing something different than the website. But he's in one of the most competitive niches and ranking for a ton of different keywords, like, a lot of them. Looks like he bought an old domain, is using an inner page to throw a ton of links at, looks like a lot of sape or even hacked because in Majestic it's showing almost all are deleted but he's replacing them. Some junk stuff too.

    But I guess what I don't get is I found this site by searching Google and in the search engines it's showing Title Tag - Competitive Search Term - Best Competitive Search term and the description is related to this niche. But when you click on it, it goes to what looks like, what the domain used to be about. It's just a personal blog note about his day, there is nothing on that page about the competitive term or anything marketing related, the title tag is totally different as well as the text. So I'm not sure why he is doing that. It just hit me writing this that some of his terms are city targeted so I could see him cloaking it for people outside of the city. But he's also targeting national terms, so WHY would he be showing unrelated generic text when I clicked on it through G. I thought cloaking, you present something different to the spiders and something different to the user, it's not that way in this case.

    I guess maybe he could be waiting until he's ranking harder to switch it over to his affilate text but he's already ranking well. So any thoughts on what's going on?
     
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    Nobody seen this before?
     
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    Sounds like run of the mill cloaking to me. You see one thing, click through get another. Unless I'm missing something?
     
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    He obviously wants to give the search engine keyword rich content, but when I a user clicks through it's nothing commercial related. There are no ads or affiliate links at all. It's just a guy talking about his day and week. Maybe he's just waiting until he ranks higher and then will show traffic the commercial content.
     
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    Watch the site like a hawk. Track its rankings and visually too (too see if he injects his affiliate links)
     
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    Chance are it probably belongs to someone here:)
     
  7. FutureProofSeo

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    Yeah sounds like someone is experimenting, and it's working! Copy the footprint and recreate/test it for yourself.

    Make the most of your keen eye ;)
     
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    Ya someone else helped me out and it definitely looks like hacking sites combined with regular links. Still not sure why he's cloaking it for only some people, maybe it's a region thing but I'll keep an eye on it. Just haven't really seen that and thought it was interesting.
     
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    its cloaking and ur propably out of coutnries that convert so ur not moved to right spot