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Amazon Caught Cloaking

Posted by Nadir on September 25th, 2007

I love playing with the User Agent Switcher plugin for Firefox. I just discovered that Amazon was cloaking its affiliate links thanks to that tool. Cloaking is when a site displays one page to a search engine bot, while a regular user will see something different. Cloaking is used to manipulate search bots’ behaviour, and […]

Google Notebook Spam

Posted by Nadir on September 5th, 2006

Apparently, some spammers are trying to see if their Google Notebook public pages are helping them improve their SERPS pollution. Check out this ugly page (link condom applied)that has been named “test”… I wonder if Google Notebook is going to be used for spam as much as BlogSpot is.

When your SEO company isn’t even able to spam properly

Posted by Nadir on March 17th, 2006

Today, I’m going to replace Matt Cutts. I was doing some research yesterday to get some information about setting up a company in Luxembourg. With Google, with the keywords “creation entreprise luxembourg” in French (“set up company luxembourg” in English), the first listing that I find is the Luxembourg Minister of Economy and Trade…. Great, […]