Monday, October 13, 2008

Yahoo embarrassed by 1990s search spam

Search quality engineers from Yahoo will be crying today. Look at this awful and successful spam attack on them for the keyphrase [personal injury solicitor]. Ouch.

If it's not clear from the screen shot - the first page of results is dominated by domains in the format of personal-injury-solicitor-[location].co.uk. In turn these domains get their backlinks from a network of link pages.

I've not seen anything so crude be so successful in a long, long, time...

2 comments:

Mike said...

you've just brightened up my day.

Anonymous said...

if ((url = search term) & links>2)
{
Rank(website)
}

?????