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Will Linking To Malicious or Phishing Sites Get Your Site Penalized?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by hentaiixxx, Feb 3, 2015.

  1. hentaiixxx

    hentaiixxx Registered Member

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    I've been approached by a PPI company to promote their pay per install programme,
    basically I have files that my users want and all I have to do is hook it up to their codes,

    the user would have to user their downloader to download my provided files,
    but the problem is, recently their site has been deemed malicious or a phishing site by chrome,

    I want to know if my site would be affected if I were to link to them?
    will google penalize me or will something terrible happen?
    it's like I'm promoting phishing or malicious site,

    Anyone have similar experience?

    Thanks
     
  2. TheVegan

    TheVegan Junior Member

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    To put it simply, yes...
     
  3. hentaiixxx

    hentaiixxx Registered Member

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    can you give me more details as how it'll effect me?
    Thanks for replying so fast!
     
  4. hentaiixxx

    hentaiixxx Registered Member

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    Found a thread by google "support[dot]google[dot]com/webmasters/answer/2913382",
    maybe it'll help out with other webmaster's who want to consider venturing into the PPI industry,

    careful, as it might get your site blacklisted by google.
    any other suggestions or tips and tricks?

    Thanks
     
  5. jamesjk1

    jamesjk1 Senior Member

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    Can't say for sure, but I would stay clear, OP. If it's a site you can't afford to lose, don't do it. Simple.
     
  6. hentaiixxx

    hentaiixxx Registered Member

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    That's some straight forward answer you got there! Yep, but the money is just too good to pass~ LOL,
    what about putting it inside the members area? where google or anyone can find out about it? just a suggestion....
     
  7. jamesjk1

    jamesjk1 Senior Member

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    I think you'll find the simplest answer is often the best :)

    Hmmm....this is all speculation to be honest. I mean, if that's the case, then go for it. Just don't come back complaining if you suffer some negative consequences. Not saying you will, in fact I don't think anything will happen, but it sometimes pays to be safe. Good luck mate :)
     
  8. theqbot

    theqbot Registered Member

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    Are you sure you would get paid from them anyway? These kind of malicious PPI's tend to come and go, churning and burning a while, taking advantage of creedy affiliates and then dissappear only to come again with a different name and new site to approach different affiliates.

    Their software probably contains malware/adware or they are doing something else illegal which you shouldn't take any part. Unless you want to risk your site and/or prosecution of course.
     
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    sadaqathus Junior Member

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    Straightforward YES......
     
  10. hentaiixxx

    hentaiixxx Registered Member

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    Thanks for all the Replies~

    I think I know what I'd do,
    nope they're not some PPI that's gonna go away,

    they're quite famous and hard steady,
    their site is called installpath and they give really good support,

    they're quite busy nowadays,
    so that's why I came here to BHW to ask for some opinion from the Guru's of the internet world,

    hopefully some guru's who has their fair share with PPI might give me some good suggestions,
    like keeping the links in the members area, rel="nofollow", or something,

    Thanks
     
  11. DIe$el

    DIe$el Regular Member

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    Yes, indeed! Anything linking to the phishing or malicious site will be red flagged by google search engine.
     
  12. SpriteHomes

    SpriteHomes Newbie

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    There is a difference between a site wrongly labelled as phishing by some browsers and anti-virus tools, and an actual bad neighborhood site. The latter is dangerous.
     
  13. hentaiixxx

    hentaiixxx Registered Member

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    This topic is off the roof,
    It's like talking about DMCA or Copyright stuff,

    it's like asking "is linking to copyright stuff" illegal?
    what about linking to a site that's linking to copyright stuff? 3 hierarchy of deep linking?

    hmmmmmmmmmmm.............
     
  14. affarmy

    affarmy Regular Member

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    There are no real absolutes with Google- randomness is everywhere.

    It MIGHT.. but to say conclusively it WILL is absurd.

    Test.
    Think about it- if it did ALL the time, anyone would have a field day neg seo'ing anyone by doing this.. Build a malicious site, then link to whom ever is targeted and spread the hate.
    Google although struggling, does it's best in preventing this.
     
  15. lion1978

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    Yes it would get you penalized linking to what google likes to call a bad neighbourhood, but if you do want the money from the PPI why not make a usefull PDF, like a teaser for the files your audience wants with a "usefull" link to download the files your audience wants just don't host that PDF on your own site.
    That being said you do have to take in to consideration how this PPI would make your audiens reflect on you and your site, if you dont care go ahead, if you do care simply guide them to another site "created by someone else than you" aka a psedomyn and have them go through the procces their, only remember not to have the PPI link directly on any of the sites.
    Hmmm wonder if a blogpost about site A hacked you and are ofering your files to everybody, and you are trying to find away to have their site taken down. Would work as a bait
     
  16. SEO Power

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    Better talk to them and notify them of the status of their site as declared by Chrome so that they can take steps to resolve the issue so you won't have to worry about linking to them.. It's not surprising though since most sites in the PPI niche are very annoying and use highly intrusive ads to get people to install all kinds if software.
     
  17. hentaiixxx

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    Yep talking to them right now,
    They're working on it, as ALOT of publishers are at stake here~

    hope they solve the problem!
     
  18. tb303

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    What about...

    The link on your site (nofollow) goes to a new page (on seperate domain even) that is meta (and robots) "noindex" & "nofollow"
    That page then does a javascript (Obfuscated even?) redirect to the dodgy site?

    Ive done similar to hide yt scripts on sites but no idea if its enough really for your case. Would be interesting to know though.