outland88 - 8:13 pm on Sep 15, 2004 (gmt 0)
The only thing I can say for sure is about every time I come across some traffic-hijacking scheme it more often than not relates to Adsense. The latest Iím looking at is a well-known site that purports to help kids with their homework. The site has hijacked about 1/3 to 1/2 of every indexed page on the Internet and in DMOZ. By copying this much content from other legitimate sites they appear high in Goggle on millions of keyword searches to sell Adsense. Plus by the sheer size of the site it becomes an authority site. At first glance it appears legit but as you look more deeply the breadth of what they call content extractions (content theft is what it really is) is astounding. Most of these sites would die a quick natural death but Adsense and content theft breathes new life into them.