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Link exchange trick

Frames to trick the unwary?

     
7:21 am on Mar 7, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Got a link exchange request from a site with many many exchange categories and pages.

At first look I say "nice, this site has PR6 (per the Google toolbar) and want to exchange with my PR4 site. But looking further, something smells pretty rotton. Here's why:

(1) Every links page on the site, and there are a whole lot of them, show PR6. The pages are all framed, so I guess the PR6 only applies to the frame, not to the individual pages being framed.

(2) The Google noarchive tag is seen in the metatag so I smell possible cloaking. Maybe Googlebot isn't being fed the links pages being fed to the exchange partner webmasters who think they are getting a PR6 link.

Anyone have any insight into use of frames and/or cloaking to trick link exchange partners?

7:52 am on Mar 7, 2003 (gmt 0)

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hi mayor

sticky me one url and i will check it out.

if not do a "view source" and get the url of the page where the link is, then check the PR for that page.

Dazz