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] 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...

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