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I was just stating that this last major update in the fall, has really simplified the algo for us churn & burn types.
For a commercial keyword (searches above 100k a month), there are at least 5 pages within top 20 (sometimes 8) that are hacked .edu pages. They just put some garbage content with keyword thrown in between. After a few seconds the page redirects to the money-site. A large number of spam links (wiki, comments, track-backs, social bookmarks etc) are pointed to these hacked .edu pages.
[edited by: silentneedle at 4:01 pm (utc) on Jan 23, 2015]
We received on those two days about 7.000 visits from google for that page and now not a single one. It's even not a "fleshy" one, as it contains mostly images showing some products and external links.
joined:Jan 26, 2015
When I first got into making websites, I didn't know how this all worked. I only recall a friend telling me that he found my site on Google by searching for my name on Google. I didn't know that Google had visited my site and indexed it, and frankly, I would have preferred Google have waited before visiting or at least have asked for permission first before indexing it on their search results. But hey, I as a complete noob to internet only wanting to create a blog about tuxedo cats, should already know how to use robots.txt to block Google, set up a noindex tag and/or present a 503 on my blog while working on it on it locally, despite the fact that the mere act of logging into Cpanel is giving me a headache.
joined:Dec 20, 2014
it feels like a small Panda on my sites this week-end