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4:35 am on Dec 15, 2009 (gmt 0)

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After going to copyscape to check my content which I do periodically, I found a page but when I went to access it through copyscape, it redirected to Google news page. I know that what they are redirecting to is not what is on the page, it is one of my most recent wordpress blog posts with the same title. So I did a search in google for the page and it shows the page in the serps, but when I click it is one of those pop ups thats says, danger a virus is trying to get on your computer, scan now... you know the kind... then when you click out of it, it does indeed try to load something onto your computer. No big deal, I stopped it.. I went to the main page of the site and it didn't have much on it at all, but when I did a source code it showed a ton of adult links. I think someone is google bombing me trying to connect my site with adult links somehow, only I can't prove it. I can't even see what is on the real page that copyscape is picking up because of the redirect to google news. Anyone know what could be going on here? I know something is smelly, but can't figure this out. Any help would be appreciated.


4:52 am on Dec 15, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Sounds like they are simply cloaking your content for traffic. They feed content to the bots and something else to the user. You can sometimes see the page if you visit using FF with JS turned off. Sometimes you have to use the Googlebot user agent to see the page.

It's possible the owner of the site has had their site hacked. If it's on a Joomla or WP CMS then it's possible, especially if the site has been around for awhile. If so then send the webmaster a note letting them know their site is infected and send them the SERPs so they can see it.

7:44 pm on Dec 16, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Thanks, I'll try turning off JS, hadn't thought of that. I thought I had replied to this. I work at home and many times I start to write an email, etc., get called away due to kids needing things that I think I finished and didn't. I really do appreciate having a place to come to ask things like this.

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