Forum Spam – A Practical Guide

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If you’ve landed on this page hoping to find tips on enhancing your forum spam strategy, I’m afraid you’re out of luck. This guide is intended for those poor souls tasked with cleaning up the aftermath of a merciless spam campaign that has plastered your lovely domain across countless hell-holes of the internet with all the accuracy and subtlety of a sawn-off shotgun. So, as part of your clean-up operation you’re faced with some wretched old forum within whose monstrous spammy bowels lie a few hundred links to your domain.…

Hidden Quantcast links on Digg.com

I was playing around with the Google cached version of Digg.com’s homepage when I found this: Of course, that link doesn’t show in the full site design, so I decided to Digg (excuse the pun) a little deeper and take a look at the code: Looks like the “href=” lurking in the <noscript> tag is up to no good. It’s the 1 pixel tracking gif’s alt tag showing as a link in the Google cached version of the page. Hmm.. Does Google think this is a juice passing link? I…

Using Bebo profiles and comment spam to rank for “Cheap Airlines”

It looks like it’s quite easy to get a Bebo profile indexed and ranking in Google.co.uk for reasonably competitive terms like “Cheap Airlines” – even after all the talk from Google on comment and forum spam! Check out these results: http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&rlz=1B3GGGL_enGB268GB271&q=cheap+airlines&btnG=Search&meta= Clearly position 4 in the organic rankings is unlikely to deliver information on cheap airlines. In fact, the profile links to a made for adsense site promoting adult dating and all kinds of other junk. How have they done this? Over 1500 forum and blog spam links! Here’s the…