stgeorge - 1:38 am on Jul 8, 2013 (gmt 0)
A whole host of new sites that started acquiring links only on June 1 are obliterating one of our niches! They are some of them have acquired in excess of 5000 backlinking domains in 7 days by use of what looks like hacked links on good sites.
It goes deep, they have a lot of these in the top 50.
All are Partial Match domain names.
Once again it makes TOTAL mockery of everything google claims it is doing to fight spam. They are losing the battle.
You either have to be a brand (even with a really bad site as long as it's old) or a hacker. Else forget it.
The irony is that a lot of sites ranking on bought links have slipped only top let these guys in. At least the link buyers had some really useful sites. These things are just utter rubbish.
What I don't get is that if it takes me ten minutes to spot the footprint, then just what exactly does the google spam team do every day? Ride their Segways in the plex? Drink lots of coffee? Maybe they should use their search engine a little and the "view source" button in their web browsers. It's amazing what a tool as simple like that can tell you.