I just noticed this morning that while searching for a popular debt term that there are 5 blogspot sites on the front page and 3 of those are redirecting to porn. I wonder how many other clean search terms are now afffected. Is anyone else seeing this in other area's
Just had another look at this redirect technique being used - you have to hand it to them, they are quick to move with it after quickly catching onto the weakness in the algo:-
Interlink your blog network so a range of your blogs cover the desired sector. Due to the weight given to keyword in url and "less is more" view, you take your thin content blog called aaa.keywords.blog and redirect from it to your desired site.
I noticed this last week but it was being used for redirecting to similar content ie finance to other finance affiliate site not other areas - now its being used to drive traffic to all sorts of dodgy sites and re-directing to porn is just not on.
In view of this problem today ive just put a block on msn search on my childrens home computers - im just not taking the chance. They have gone from poor relevency to serious quality control issues overnight.
Never seen a porn redirect yet, and I look at lots of blogspot redirect pages since I often seo competing (but legit) sites.
One interesting thing I've noticed is that the blogspot pages are often extremely keyword heavy, which is a real mystery to me since on any sites I seo for microsoft, being very sparing with your targetted keywords is very important. Yet these blogspot pages get first rank with a keyword density that would cause any other site to disappear from the rankings. Huh?
Its easy to see the actual blogspot pages, just hit 'stop' on the browser before the redirect kicks in and then 'view source'.