MichaelBluejay - 2:33 pm on Sep 22, 2012 (gmt 0) [edited by: Andy_Langton at 3:13 pm (utc) on Sep 22, 2012]
I just got a message from a reporter in the U.K. doing a story on serps hijacking, since my site was affected. I couldn't find anything about this issue on WebmasterWorld or in Google, but I could have missed it, since both WW and the web are pretty big...
Anyway, on Google U.K. (google.co.uk) my site is listed in the organic results on page 2...sort of. The result shows my domain name in green, and the additional links under the snippet are all links to pages on my site, and if you hover over any link (the main one or the supplemental ones), the status bar in my browser shows that the link will go to my site.
But the title of the result and the snippet are from the hijacker's site, and if you click the result, my domain shows in the address bar briefly, then the browser is somehow redirected to the hijacker's site.
My site doesn't show up for the [specific keywords] search in Google U.S., or in Bing U.K.
Now that I finished typing this, I checked again and a click on the SERPs result does go straight to my site, but a few minutes ago it certainly didn't.
Is this a known exploit, and if so, what is the name for it?
[edit reason] No specifics, please! [/edit]
[edited by: Andy_Langton at 3:13 pm (utc) on Sep 22, 2012]