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If you click any of the links you are quickly redirected to a number of u-buy.net sites and other company sites, including Amazon and three large UK high-street store sites. There is also a pop-up requesting to make one of the pages your favourites.
I am very confused and suspicious, has anyone out there got an idea as to what is going on? Is it some affiliate scam - I can't believe the UK stores would put their name to this kind of thing. And how do 'whoever are doing this' load a message in a forum with all the code to redirect and pop-up when clicked on?
Lastly - what's the point? Very strange....
>what's the point?
It builds link pop.
>how do 'whoever are doing this' load a message in a forum with all the code to redirect and pop-up when clicked on?
If the forum or guestbook accepts html, they simply post the code.
Would I be right in assuming this tactic is driven by the SEO company on behalf of the client who are unaware and just see the traffic.
It seems to me like some elaborate pop-up ad delivery technique to maximise (unethically) the rate of click-throughs.
So what's the general consensus - is it ethical, what does it achieve and how do I do it? :)
I think this needs further investigating - would anyone mind if I named names?
Is no one reading this thread or is everyone closing ranks?
I'd like to broaden the discussion to understand the implications of this tactic and how wide-spread it is. Does anyone know of others using this tactic or is any member using themself?
Come on let's generate some discussion...
>Does anyone know of others using this tactic or is any member using themself?
I'd say the numbers are off the charts on the usual forms of guestbook and forum spamming. Pick just about any guestbook, look for the following: "interesting site" or "good work"