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    Angry - BEWARE - the PR4 GuestBook -


    Once a guestbook reaches a PR4 - the entire scenario changes

    apparently Online Casino SEOs - search the web for them and will add add add add their different posts and links to it - if there is a "hompage" or "url" option...

    The most braven ones will add about a dozen different mirror sites with in minutes

    some even use cgi-redirects to redirect the "post" link to their sites
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    Thanks for the tip -s-e-w, I'll check my friend's guestbooks over here and warn them to keep an eye on things...
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    I've seen guestbooks with PR4 and PR5.

    Doesn't Google filter links from guestbooks? Isn't there a way for a SE to detect guestbook scripts and then not count the link?
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    Google tries to stay up to date on guestbook spam but fails a lot of times....
    its still working!!
    Last edited by fathom; Sep 17th, 2004 at 07:56 AM.
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    Originally Posted by Xart
    Google tries to stay up to date on guestbook spam but fails a lot of times....
    its still working!!
    sorry Xart hit edit and posted rather than reply...

    It fails because the "linking pattern" isn't apparent.

    If a "guessbook" is use to record "an occasional link" to a website it looks no different than "a links page"... guestbooks spammer change that pattern to:

    my link, my link, my link, my link, my link, my link, my link, my link, my link, my link, my link, my link, my link, my link, my link, my link, my link, my link, my link, my link, my link, my link, my link, my link, my link, my link, my link, my link, my link, my link, my link, my link, my link, my link, my link, my link, my link, my link, my link, my link, my link, my link...

    ...and that pattern is easily disconcerned from natural linking patterns... and penalized.
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    SquirrelMail has a PR6-7 guestbook and the guestbook is not heavily spammed as you say. My links are still on 2nd page after 3 months.
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    Thanks for the hint
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    I'm sure the porn sites will then soon follow. Like anyone that wants to find those type of sites can't? Seems like these "seo" people would learn that mass linking is virtually worthless.

    Visit the most comprehensive Las Vegas Real Estate, Summerlin Real Estate and Henderson Real Estate website online. Or look at pictures of my Parrot
    Last edited by fathom; Sep 18th, 2004 at 02:24 AM.
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    Originally Posted by Crichey
    I'm sure the porn sites will then soon follow. Like anyone that wants to find those type of sites can't? Seems like these "seo" people would learn that mass linking is virtually worthless.

    Visit the most comprehensive Las Vegas Real Estate, Summerlin Real Estate and Henderson Real Estate website online. Or look at pictures of my Parrot
    Sorry Crichey - hit the wrong button...

    Anyway they can waste their time if they wish. If you read the website - the form is moderated - thus the likely reason it has survived to date.

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