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Disgruntled employees causing PR0 on their former employers site? has this happened? Chuma msg:321356 4:56 am on Jan 8, 2003 (gmt 0) Does anyone know if there has been a recorded case of a disgruntled former employee causing the site of the company they have just left to be given a PR0 by Google (even if it would take a lot of effort)
Just interested to know.
fathom msg:321357 5:03 am on Jan 8, 2003 (gmt 0)
Can't be done, unless the former employee still has access to the company's FTP accounts or server, or has hacking talent. Marcia msg:321358 5:18 am on Jan 8, 2003 (gmt 0)
They couldn't cause a PR0, but if they had control of inbound links they could cause a drop in rankings. martinibuster msg:321359 5:26 am on Jan 8, 2003 (gmt 0)
Can be done, as fathom mentioned.
I have no knowledge of this ever happening. But I
do recall someone back in May complaining about his PR 0, and that he was subsequently SHOCKED to discover a rogue robots meta on his site.
I think a disgruntled employee or gilrfriend must have downloaded his index page and played with his robots meta.
Of course, with the lousy passwords many people use (anybody here use the word "LOVE" as their password?), it wouldn't be hard for an evil teenager to hijack a web site.