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Google bug - invalid chars in subdomains

Stefan Juhl [PersonRank 1]

Thursday, September 28, 2006
14 years ago1,990 views

I recently discovered that google is indexing subdomains with "invalid" characters. E.g. -space- (%20) which makes the actual result in the serps inaccessible by direct click through with some browsers, e.g. firefox 1.5

Further more, this can be abused towards competitor websites when trying to gain seach traffic. I've written a bit deeper disclosure on my blog:
stefanjuhl.com/2006/how-to-ste ...

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