Google subdomain & 302 spam

March 06th, 2008 – 11 Comments

Dave pointed out last week that 302 spam is far from gone. Wiep pointed me at another form of spam that’s far from gone, combined with 302 spam. If you search for “hypotheekoffers” and flip to page 2, you’ll see a whole lot of subdomain spam. These subdomains 302 redirect to one domain, resulting in one domain taking almost the entire second page…

11 Responses to Google subdomain & 302 spam

  1. Leo F. Swiontek
    By Leo F. Swiontek on 29 March, 2008

    I have noticed google has stopped passing page rank to inner pages. I have noticed that when the site links are from within content than page rank is well passed otherwise not. So content has gone very important. If your site dont have content even links from high page rank sites cannot help.

  2. Joost de Valk
    By Joost de Valk on 10 March, 2008

    Yeah they fixed this pretty quick though.

  3. Reynder (seo)
    By Reynder (seo) on 10 March, 2008

    Pretty amazing how this is still possible. It is so obvious.

  4. BrewGin
    By BrewGin on 7 March, 2008

    My personal pet spam grief:

    You get to guess who sits in that nr 1 organic spot for “digitale televisie”? ;-)

    In the last couple of months I’ve seen their inbound links rise from 40k to 130k, but luckily they’re dropping again to 18k at the moment (using Yahoo, don’t know how reliable that is in this case).

    The most entertaining spam domain I’ve seen from these guys is:
    www .nl

    Reported it to Google NL a few months ago. Still patiently waiting to see them drop from that number one spot.

  5. oeroek
    By oeroek on 6 March, 2008

    That looks nasty. And i think that the popularity of the subject even brougth the weblog of david naylor down. The link to 302 spam in your post did not work.

  6. Joost de Valk
    By Joost de Valk on 6 March, 2008

    @Robbert: what was meant to be under that link? :)

  7. Robbert
    By Robbert on 6 March, 2008

    This command shows another, creative way of “optimization”.

    PS: it works perfectly, taking a lot of high ranks in the SERPS. For instance, check “hypotheekrente”

  8. Niels
    By Niels on 6 March, 2008

    Nice job who is the SEO

  9. DAG
    By DAG on 6 March, 2008

    302 spam, isn’t Dead…
    Google improves the algorithms, but it is not enough.

  10. Wiep
    By Wiep on 6 March, 2008

    “resulting in one domain taking almost the entire second page…”

    …and third page, and fourth page, and fith page, and…

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