| 8:29 pm on Jul 2, 2003 (gmt 0)|
What kinds of keywords?
| 10:35 pm on Jul 2, 2003 (gmt 0)|
Yes. It's ranking for some gambling-related search terms, with some very high positions. Crazy situation and a further indication that Google is now serving some seriously flawed results to real users.
| 11:03 pm on Jul 2, 2003 (gmt 0)|
xhttp://www.[bleeeep!].com may be the cause of the gambling related terms popping up. They are hotmail ya know. Google says so. Even have a PR8 and links like Hotmail.
And No - I dont own this one.
[edited by: rcjordan at 1:44 pm (utc) on July 3, 2003]
[edit reason] sorry, no references to specific sites. [/edit]
| 11:10 pm on Jul 2, 2003 (gmt 0)|
How did that happen?
If you check the cached version of the page it shows hotmail!
It also has the 30,100 hotmail links credited..
| 11:21 pm on Jul 2, 2003 (gmt 0)|
And even more strange is when you click "related", it shows 3 page list of major online companies such as: aol, mail.com, geocities, rocketmail, bigfoot etc...
| 11:22 pm on Jul 2, 2003 (gmt 0)|
Search for internet cleanup and the very first site is a 404 error page :)
| 12:20 am on Jul 3, 2003 (gmt 0)|
I bet it is because so many Spammers use "Casino" as / in their name and a false hotmail address for their email. Some guestbooks will then show their "name" Casino with a link to a hotmail.com address.
Another fine example of the present algo. As in "Oh look, there's a pinch of salt! I better add it to my Google search results!"
| 2:56 am on Jul 3, 2003 (gmt 0)|
Still i am curious why would a cached page of that casino site shows hotmail sign-in error page? And is it a google algo mishap or something related to the site?
| 4:33 am on Jul 3, 2003 (gmt 0)|
Judging by those 30,000 backlinks, I'd say it's a mishap. Lots of them are pages that don't have banners, and wouldn't link to casino sites, but do happen to link to Hotmail.
| 1:29 pm on Jul 3, 2003 (gmt 0)|
well .. it's still happening and it's hotmail.com itself that is ranking, not some other site/mirror or whatever. is it ok for me to suggest a keyword that people can search for to see it for themself? not sure if this is allowed here and i've been hearing talk of members being banned and blah.
| 1:35 pm on Jul 3, 2003 (gmt 0)|
<suggest a keyword <
Best to keep it general.
| 1:38 pm on Jul 3, 2003 (gmt 0)|
try "[bleeep]" for one. (general enough?)
[edited by: rcjordan at 1:46 pm (utc) on July 3, 2003]
[edit reason] sorry, no specific search terms [/edit]
| 1:49 pm on Jul 3, 2003 (gmt 0)|
Just try some two keyword internet gambling terms. Hotmail will be in the top ten.
| 1:58 pm on Jul 3, 2003 (gmt 0)|
"[bleeep]" now thats not very general - only 489 pages!
| 2:01 pm on Jul 3, 2003 (gmt 0)|
You can always take the quick 3 steps high page rank method if you don't like the 26 steps one.
1. Delegate your domain to a hotmail IP address
2. Let google pick it up
3. re-delegate it back to your IP
There are a few threds that claim that sharing an IP can have certain effects - eg: [webmasterworld.com...]
It would be funny if this works.
| 2:03 pm on Jul 3, 2003 (gmt 0)|
Yes - it would be funny if it worked
Thanks Naicul - you have answered my question.