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Proxy Hijack In Google - Still Happening
c41lum




msg:4083508
 3:32 pm on Feb 19, 2010 (gmt 0)

Iv just notice that a russian website has Proxy Hijacked our website and got it indexed in G results.. We have noticed a steady decline in our SERP positions since end of Jan. I found the copy site by doing a "quote" search of the tittle in G.

Could someone give me some advice on how we can stop them doing this and would this be the reason for the drop in results.

p.s it looks like they have proxy hijack wikipedia as well 1000's of other well known sites.

Any help would be appreciated.

 

tedster




msg:4083728
 11:58 pm on Feb 19, 2010 (gmt 0)

This discussion from two years ago [webmasterworld.com] is still definitive, as far as I know. It is part of our Hot Topics area [webmasterworld.com], which is always pinned to the top of this forum's index page.

The key to understanding a rankings hijack by a proxy server is that googlebot (legitimate googlebot) is crawling your content using the proxy server's domain. A key defense strategy is offered by incredibill in an earlier thread:

How you stop this problem is to use REVERSE and FORWARD DNS to validate that Googlebot is coming from an actual Google IP, which returns a domain name that contains ".googlebot.com". If the reverse DNS of the IP that claims to be Googlebot doesn't contain ".googlebot.com", you simply bounce them.

[webmasterworld.com...]

c41lum




msg:4084727
 12:37 pm on Feb 22, 2010 (gmt 0)

I cant believe this is still happening in Google. There seems to be no perfect solution for fixing a Proxy Hijack.

Erku




msg:4084810
 3:47 pm on Feb 22, 2010 (gmt 0)

How do you check proxy hijack? Is there a way to check it? Any tools?

c41lum




msg:4086285
 11:38 am on Feb 24, 2010 (gmt 0)

Why Haven't Google fixed the Proxy Hijack problem.. its all good launching new products everyday. But I think they need to get the basics right this has been a problem since 2004.

Surely they can spot a Hijack.

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