SalvadorDali - 5:59 pm on May 2, 2010 (gmt 0) [edited by: tedster at 7:01 pm (utc) on May 2, 2010]
Link spamming fools Google Algorithm -
This is my first time posting on here. I have noticed some very strange results on Google recently too. Sites with 0 PR that are ranking high for top keywords and phrases in my profession, using nothing more than link spamming.
Example: one site is ranking for top keywords through hundreds of link spam sites ( many of the sites are in Russian, but the keyword links are all in English )
The site is owned by the same company that has link spammed another people search site to the top of the Google Rankings in this field.
A Google search for link:example.com reveals hundreds of link spam sites that are propelling both of these sites to the top of the Google results.
A similar link search for those sites on Yahoo reveals even more sites that link spam to those two sites.
Sometimes the link spam is obvious - where links towards the top of the page saying "keyword phrase" link to both sites.
However, very often, the links are cloaked or hidden - where you can't see the link, but a View->Page Source from your browser and a find text (ctrl-f) and you will find a hidden link.
Again, there are literally hundreds of such examples for these two sites. It is paying off. Alexa rankings for one are through the roof in a very short time and over 50% of their traffic is arriving through natural search results. The other is rising fast in the Google ranks too and will be in the same spot within months.
Is anyone else seeing this in other search areas?
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[edited by: tedster at 7:01 pm (utc) on May 2, 2010]