Shimon Sandler

14 Methods to Hide Text

This post has a very Black Hat SEO flavor. I do not endorse any of the techniques below. They are a collection of techniques to keep your text hidden on a webpage. Google is vigilant about discovering anyone “spamming” their engine, and if they discover your site hiding text, there is a good chance you’ll [...]

Shimon Sandler

Black Hat SEO Attack

Did you know that if you use mod rewrite you have to 301 redirect the old url? If you’re using the URL rewrite feature on WordPress then you have a problem. You have a duplicate content issue! The reason is because you now have 2 urls to the same page. Fortunately, there is a plugin [...]

Shimon Sandler

Cyber-Squatting using ccTLD’s

The Wall Street Journal published a story that stated all the good domain names have already been taken. So, what’s a cyber-squatter to do? In recent years, Cyber-squatters have received a lot of money from holding for ransom the trademark name of large companies and/or product names. Has Cyber-squatting come to an end? Not at [...]

Shimon Sandler

Getting Authority Links from Wikipedia

In case you’ve been trying to get an “authority link� for the purpose of SEO, and you find it next to impossible, then this post might be for you. Have you ever tried to edit a page of Wikipedia, and then you go back later and find it removed? Here are the 3 Golden Rules [...]

Shimon Sandler

Googlebowling: The New Conditions

I’m feeling very dark today. Last year there was a new term coined: Googlebowling. Definition: GoogleBowling is when you put site-wide links on multiple sites, and the link is pointing at your competition for the sole purpose of eliminating them from the Search results. Google’s ranking algorithm will penalize the target site, and the target [...]

Shimon Sandler

Link Farms

Single-Target link farms vs. Multi-Target link farms. Which works better? Which is harder for the search engines to identify? From the Stanford research paper : The Stanford research paper primarily discusses how Link Farms affect PageRank. However, our discussion will focus on Search Engine Ranking. The paper concludes: All such optimal farm structures share the [...]

Shimon Sandler

Preventing a 302 Redirect Hijack

Unfortunately, there is not much anyone can do to prevent a 302 hijack. However these three quick tips might minimize your exposure to a 302 hijack. 1) Use the HTML tag “The base element specifies a base URL for all the links in a page.� 2) Using absolute links within the site, where you include [...]