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Rich Snippets in Black Hat SEO

20 Dec 12   Filed in Website exploits with 7 Comments

Competition in search marketing can be tough. Regardless of number of businesses/products/services relevant to a specific keyword there is only one top position and unless it’s your site at the top you miss out on the hefty share of the search traffic generated by that keyword. The lower the result is displayed the less attention it gets.

Even if you are in “business” of black hat SEO and can use whatever dirty tricks you like, you still can’t guarantee the top position for the most popular keywords since there are already many established reputable sites and other black hats competing for the same keywords. But if you can’t always get the top position, you can still try to make your results look more attractive than the rest and increase their click through rate, right? Right! And this post will be about one of such tricks
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Why Does Google Consider Some Images Malicious?

18 Nov 11   Filed in Tips and Tricks with 2 Comments

The other day I received an email from a webmaster whose site was blacklisted by Google. In Webmaster Tools, he found the following example of a malicious code detected on his site (domain changed):

<img src="http://example .net/images/logos/rssicon.png" />

So why did Google think this image tag was malicious? Can images be malicious? After all they are not scripts, iframes or embedded executable objects that that hackers use to attack web surfers.
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Two Tweet Weeks: April 18 – May1, 2011

02 May 11   Filed in Tweet Week with Comments Off

Selected short messages and links you might have missed if you don’t follow me on Twitter.

new MS anti-virus, security updates, #RoyalWedding search results poisoning …

Major Disasters in Poisoned Search Results

14 Mar 11   Filed in Website exploits with 4 Comments

Only a few hours after the Friday’s 8.9 earthquake and the consequent tsunami hit Japan, security researchers noticed many poisoned Google search results for this news related searches that redirected web surfers to fake antivirus sites.

This situation nothing new. We’ve seen similarly poisoned search results for Haitian earthquake a year ago, for the recent New Zealand’s earthquake, for last year’s floods in Pakistan, etc.

Many people use search engines to find details about breaking news such as natural disasters, catastrophes, accidents, etc. Such hardly predictable events, have literally zero relevant results before they happen, so during the first few hours after the event almost any site with relevant information have good chances to rank high on Google. This short window when competition is quite light is all cyber-criminal need to have a steady traffic to their breaking new related doorway pages. Then, when every news site and blog add their 2 cents and there are plenty resources about those hot topics, only most reputable and most relevant web pages make it to the top of search results.

I decided to check the poisoned search results and here’s what I found:
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Tweet Week: September 13-19, 2010

20 Sep 10   Filed in Tweet Week with 1 Comment

Selected short messages and links you might have missed if you don’t follow me on Twitter.

OpenX security holes, incentives behind Google’s Webmaster Tools and malware warning, password reuse … »»

Tweet Week: August 16-22, 2010

23 Aug 10   Filed in Tweet Week with Comments Off

Selected short messages and links you might have missed if you don’t follow me on Twitter.

ColdFusion vulnerability, compromised NetSol widget, Google warnings in Spanish, site ownership verification using Analytics … »»

Tweet Week: April 19-25, 2010

26 Apr 10   Filed in Tweet Week with Comments Off

Selected short messages and links you might have missed if you don’t follow me on Twitter.

Malware info in Webmaster Tools, StopBadware Stories, links from Matt Cutts and Brian Krebs, etc. »»

Tweet Week: April 5-11, 2010

11 Apr 10   Filed in Tweet Week with 1 Comment

Selected short messages and links you might have missed if you don’t follow me on Twitter.

mass WP hack on Network Solutions, virtualization, Google Webmaster Tools, etc … »»

Tweet Week: March 29 – April 4, 2010

04 Apr 10   Filed in Tweet Week with Comments Off

Selected short messages and links you might have missed if you don’t follow me on Twitter.

security patches, SpyEye vs. Zeus, Black-hat SEO, Google vs phishing … »»

Tweet Week: March 1-7, 2010

07 Mar 10   Filed in Tweet Week with Comments Off

Selected short messages and links you might have missed if you don’t follow me on Twitter.

Google notifications, security patches, malicious PHP code … »»