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Tuesday, November 14, 2006

PhpBB’s Casino Links

Your friendly neighborhood web board, PageRank 9 phpBB, has a couple of ad links – right below normal navigation links – which aren’t disclosed as being ads (or nofollowed), and which are in the online casino/ link exchange vicinities*. Cool or not?

*One of PhpBB’s project managers announced “these text-links do attract a high premium due to the rarity and high traffic ranking of the site.” For reference, the URLs for November (showing not just on the homepage) are “Online Casino” (, “#1 Free Forum Host” (, “Gambling News” (, and “Be #1 on Google/Yahoo” ( This is just below links like “News,” “Features,” “Demo,” “Downloads,” “Support” and so on.


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