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Search spam, using techniques that manipulate the search results, is becoming more dangerous each and every day. Some search spammers go as far as hacking sites to inject link spam into unsuspecting web pages. And some go even further by polluting the search results with nasty malware.
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from NickDalton 2527 Days ago #
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The attackers did not only add spam links to climatecrisis.net (and many other sites), they also added AdSense ads. So Google is directly profiting from this.See http://www.TipsTricksToolsTechniques.com/?p=85 for more analysis of this attack.

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from brian 2526 Days ago #
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I’m not on the ads side, but I’m pretty sure that historically the ads teams work to refund clicks incurred by this kind of activity.

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from NickDalton 2526 Days ago #
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Great! I’ve already submitted the details on the AdSense abuse page. Hopefully they will take care of it from there.

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from SlightlyShadySEO 2526 Days ago #
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I will point out that not all blackhats are like that.Just making sure there’s no confusion.

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from jandunlop 2526 Days ago #
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Interesting, I have seen some strange changes in the SERP’s for pharmacy terms in the last few days, I wonder if this is related. Also, I notice a lot more spammers using legitimate website’s search landing pages to promote their own websites. Here’s one example, google search for "xanax". As of yesterday I see this ranking at #5:  www.answers.com/www.xanax.4-pharmacy-drug.info and the page has 1200 spammy backlinks. Some of these legitimate sites have so many spammy links pointed at them its a wonder they don’t get penalized. They must have a really big white tick from google :)

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from mpilatow 2525 Days ago #
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SlightlyShady no confusion here. IMO there is a difference between blackhat and what this article is highlighting. These methods are violating websites and harming users without their knowledge unlike blackhat SEO which is using disallowed techniques to achieve SERP positions. As long as blackhats are using the disallowed methods on their own sites or client sites that know exactly what they are getting into I have no problems with it. It’s the hackers, malware infectors, and blackhats that use blackhat techniques on unsuspecting client sites that I don’t agree with.BTW I put together a short recap on this topic at my blog if anyone is interested in checking it out here

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