With the auto complete function in Google when you type something link pink widget but instead you type pink.widget and when you type it for a longer period, lets say 50 times in 3 months or so and when you go out somewhere else or you clear all your history and cookies and later when you try to search for pink widget the autocomplete gives you a search option with pink.widget . So guess what am I doing? Am putting my bussines name and my service so in few months it will be posible when someone searches for a keyword that it will display my company and a keyword. They probably didnt think some webmaster will think of that and they probably thought no one will notice.
Anyone else notice that?
Good luck and have fun.
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I think in this case that Google sees the dot in "pink.widget" as a delimiter, the way it might see a hyphen or a space... so there is nothing magic about the dot.
They probably didnt think some webmaster will think of that and they probably thought no one will notice.
It's likely that Google's auto-complete function is as least as sophisticated as the mechanisms Google uses to detect false clicks in a variety of other areas. I can imagine ways around this, but I'm not going to discuss them here.
It doesn't take much for auto complete to suggest some company + keyword. It depends on how many searches are for the keyword so if you have many some percentage might be included. Am very sure of this as saw it for a competitor of mine when I searched on fresh Ipad of mine. It clearly said company + keyword. But again, probably needs some percentage of company + keyword to be inputed so Google puts that in the auto complete listed with the keyword. Probably 1 or 2 percent, maybe more.
Msg#: 4607972 posted 1:38 am on Mar 5, 2014 (gmt 0)
After some time of testing with hundreds of proxies and some tools to aid me in my quest I found that even Bing is also vulnerable to this exploit. What I did was forcing major search engines with few keyword queries with hundreds of proxies for 2 times in 2 months for a period of 2 to 3 days. Also to note am very sure that about 2 or 3 percent of search queries that include pink.widget included with a company name can bring results in search engines related search company+pink.widget. Am in a travel niche and by doing this I successfully put my company + main keywords on top of bing related searches so when it shows my related search that I put it on by exploiting search engines when a result shows after click suggested search all my webpages come to first page of results and only showing my own webpages. Also to note this works great on Google also. Have fun, c-ya
Msg#: 4607972 posted 1:42 am on Mar 5, 2014 (gmt 0)
I looked into this last year or so, but I think the concept stretches back more or less to the beginning of auto-suggest.
Very easy to contact the auto-suggest 'api', and easy to get a few hundred IPs to do the searching. Here's an idea for you, get your visitors to do an AJAX fetch and you'll get the variation you may need, with the added bonus of any geolocation factors suiting you perfectly.
Msg#: 4607972 posted 3:56 am on Mar 5, 2014 (gmt 0)
google suggest can certainly be manipulated but i've also heard of google slapping google suggest manipulators. as with any exploitation of an algorithm, if you make it look enough like a natural pattern you might not get noticed.