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Yahoo "now trending" scam?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by wallofiron, Oct 16, 2011.

  1. wallofiron

    wallofiron Power Member

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    how the fck are they doing this?

    Every day for the past 2 weeks on yahoo front page. All actreses listed under the "now trending" box on the right side top Yahoo home page leads to the same blog website with 20 clickbank outgoing links.


    EVERY single one of the 'articles' are the EXACT same copy with the same links. The only difference is the actresses names get changed in the first paragrah.

    "Actresses name Lose Weight 2011 Actresses name Diet Programs - Isn't amazing how all of the celebrities you see have a celebrity diet plan for weight loss to maintain their weight. Some of them are shapely and healthy looking, and look good on camera. Full Story »


    WOW... congrats to whoever knows how to game the system to get tons of outgoing links daily on yahoo homepage to lead to their clickbank book sales...

    damn...

    wish I could figure it out :(
     
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  2. larrydetuvi

    larrydetuvi Regular Member

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    2 weeks sounds like too much time for yahoo to notice it, smells fishy.
     
  3. KeyzDT

    KeyzDT Power Member

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    it probably IS yahoo...haha times are tough.
     
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  4. redstone.1337

    redstone.1337 BANNED BANNED Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Damn :O Just saw this. Gonna investigate.
     
  5. wallofiron

    wallofiron Power Member

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    let me know what you find because I cant figure it out...

    wish I could get tons of yahoo traffic to my clickbank links
     
  6. dennisyu

    dennisyu Power Member

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    Don't know what you're talking about. Everything looks normal to me. Links go straight to search results.
     
  7. scheda

    scheda Regular Member

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    It's working just fine for me as well.
     
  8. IntensE

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    same here, wish i could see what you guys saw lol
     
  9. jon_xx_x

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    Not sure what you guys are talking about, when I click on a name it brings me to the search results for that name/
     
  10. the_demon

    the_demon Jr. Executive VIP

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    maybe Yahoo is using CTR data and they are botting... automated search queries to the same site.
     
  11. saxgod

    saxgod Regular Member

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    Check your pc for virusses, spyware, adware, trojans, ... the works
    Probably a little program on ur pc that changes the search results so it goes to their site.
    why do SEO when you can just put a virus on hundredthousands of computers and make sure you're on the frontpage :)
     
  12. wowhaxor

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    You have spyware/adware lol - it displays like normal to me.
     
  13. cornkernel

    cornkernel Regular Member

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    yep, it's something on your computer. i've had it before and i had no idea what the hell was going on! :confused:
     
  14. artizhay

    artizhay BANNED BANNED

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    Well, at least I now know that I don't have adware. =]
     
  15. Connecting

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    Well its normal around my side.
     
  16. oni3350

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    Yeah I say check out your PC for adware.

    My dad got some crap on his PC that put banner ads on FB lol

    So its likely the same sort of thing is happening for you on yahoo.
     
  17. wallofiron

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  18. purewealthinc

    purewealthinc Regular Member

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    Look's like he was dreaming to own Yahoo Inc that's why he saw that clickbank links from Yahoo..

    Yahoo is a legit advertising company.. Go and advertise your clickbank product via Yahoo, there you will see the results how powerful is Yahoo for your online business
     
  19. imserious

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    I also saw the same results on this page for two actress's name in the trending topics. clicking on the trending topics leads to the search results, where the first result in the Web tab is the page mentioned below and if you notice the URL, someone has bought a full page ad on this website.

     
  20. wallofiron

    wallofiron Power Member

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    here you go--- screen shot.

    All actresses and ONLY the actresses names leads to the diet clickbank affiliate links on that other URL I posted

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