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Case Study: 4iMedia's Hidden Image Map Links  (View post)

Andrew [PersonRank 0]

Friday, January 5, 2007
13 years ago4,459 views

I find myself constantly amazed by many SEO tactics. Take this link farm for instance:

- columbuslaser.com/index.cfm/PageID/1357
- la-sight.com/SVS.asp

Scroll to the bottom and read the boilerplate footer text:

"This listing is purely for ... search engine link popularity enhancement."

Uh... wha?? In other words,

"Sorry for polluting search engine results with my crappy websites, but don't say I didn't warn you!"

JohnMu [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Once you start to look, you will spot hidden links like that on sooo many sites – it's really embarrassing.

I've found that MSN/Live's linkfromdomain:-query really helps in spotting them. Just check a domain and if you see domains which do not fit into the visible scheme – look deeper in the code.

I know a smaller webdesign company here in Switzerland that forces the same hidden link tactic onto all sites they do. And it works for them, at least so far :D . To me it's just the worst kind of way you could treat clients – to force them to use forbidden techniques on their own sites.

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

> I know a smaller webdesign company here
> in Switzerland that forces the same hidden link tactic
> onto all sites they do.

Feel free to email me more details John, maybe this is worth another case study.

Amit Patel [PersonRank 1]

13 years ago #

Hey, Philipp

Check this out – the so-called "automated" and “relevant” ranking in action:
google.com/search?hl=en&lr ...

The facts are clear – intentional interference it its clearest simplest form, pushing pages from the domain down, down, down and away.

Case study? Not holding my breath...

Eppur si muove

Tadeusz Szewczyk [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Andrew:
"I find myself constantly amazed by many SEO tactics. "

Did you mean "I find myself constantly amazed by many SPAM tactics"?

  

Andrew [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

Yes, by no means was it an endorsement. Replace 'amazed' with 'apalled'.

Aron Smith [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

There are lot of more websites from 4imedia e.g. vivendi-magazin.de an others that uses the same imagemap-tactic.

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