Reid - 8:37 am on Mar 9, 2005 (gmt 0) 1. pray to the google gods and wait for an answer before this happens to us. 2. automatically check referrals and deny anything coming from a 302.
actually the problem has grown considerably in recent years. Because of 'shortened url's'
Many websites use 302 redirects to track outgoing clicks, this results in them ranking for the content of the page they are linking to.
Anyone who links to you with a 302 redirect (default scenario) is googlejacking you and stealing your pagerank, I suppose this is why google has put little emphasis on pagerank recently, but they seem to be also taking YOUR position in the SERP as well, here is where the real problem lies.
We have 2 choices here.
(according to japanese guy the scumbags have already automated this exploitation so it's only a matter of time before we all fall victim)
(like shooting yourself in the foot since this is quite common)
1. pray to the google gods and wait for an answer before this happens to us.
2. automatically check referrals and deny anything coming from a 302.