Black Hat SEO dominating in the SERPs, take action please!

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    Online18Casino

    Online18Casino Affiliate Guard Dog Member

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    While one or two reports won't do much good, if we all reported sites like this we might get somewhere.. We should make a thread for that.. For the clearly blackhat sites.
     
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    muffincrumbs

    muffincrumbs Affiliate Guard Dog Member

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    Yes it seems they are now exploiting Google News, since it shows above all else, sometimes even the adds. The news simply redirects to the same Affactive page, obviously Affactive owners doing it. I mean at least sign up for one of your competitors casinos and make a little commission sop we don;t think you are cheating. Very blackhat stuff though lol. The root domain that Google thinks the news is coming from is palebluenews()co.uk. One of the redirect news headlines reads: "Club World Casino a Scam"

    Cheating is one thing but lying is another. This is starting to upset muffin...
     
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    Online18Casino

    Online18Casino Affiliate Guard Dog Member

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    Yep I see it.. Wow, that is new.. Comes up for US search terms as well as club world.. I will be reporting that one.. Blackhat and misleading...
     
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    Ukjeff

    Ukjeff Affiliate Guard Dog Member

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    Doing a search from the UK for "aristocrat pokies free" comes another pale blue news story titled, "Aristocrat pokies download for android
    Pale Blue News ‎- 1 day ago If the issue persists and your devices OS is up to aristocrat pokies download for android, Prism invites you to play free online slot machines first"

    It directs to another affactive black hat site called topkasino.info with all their casinos listed & obviously no free Aristocrat pokies to be seen for a country mile. Reported it and a few more of them, hopefully someone from G will press the special button on them. Regardless of G not liking affs when it starts costing them money as punters are clicking on these Affactive spam links somethings gotta give. This sort of stuff tells us a lot about the integrity or lack of it that Affactive has.

    Same spam comes up for Aristocrat slots search & again right at the top with a nice big news picture!, Affactive must have thousands of these out there at present.
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    Here you go, wheres the Aristocrat slots?
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    Interestingly enough they can apply a termination clause to an aff from their very own terms for the exact same BS LOL!
    Termination By Us. We may terminate this Agreement, with or without cause, upon written notice to you. Further, we may terminate this Agreement immediately, without notice, upon the occurrence of any of the following events:

    i. You materially breach this Agreement;

    iii. We determine that you have used Spam, Adware, or Spyware or have engaged in an unauthorized marketing technique.


     
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    clara.affactive

    clara.affactive Affiliate Guard Dog Member

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    Hi,


    just saw this post and want to make clear that we are taking the proper measures regarding this affiliate.
     
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    inspiration

    inspiration Affiliate Guard Dog Member

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    wow they have just changed ads to revenuejet brands
     
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    Vladi

    Vladi Affiliate Guard Dog Member

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    Unfortunately this kind of spam is a no loss game for the casinos. Its great if they cut off a spamming affiliate, but they still enjoy all the traffic the affiliate brought and then have the added benefit of not having to pay the commission.
     
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    Ukjeff

    Ukjeff Affiliate Guard Dog Member

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    New best aff friends for the hacker, search term "usa slots" # 1 position again via palebluenews.co.uk hack to topkasino.info

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    Online18Casino

    Online18Casino Affiliate Guard Dog Member

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    Pale Blue seems to be out of the search results now.. At least for my search results..? Hopefully G caught on a little quicker this time.
     
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    muffincrumbs

    muffincrumbs Affiliate Guard Dog Member

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    Yup looks like it's finally gone. I mean if I had an unlimited budget and I owned a few casinos I would try to run them right by cycling that money to my winners. Looser games and fast payouts. No spam and generosity pays itself back. Look at operations like 3Dice that only need one or two good affiliates and they do great on trust alone.

    Then again, who ever did it is having a drink and laughing at me since they probably banked over 5k a day for more than a week... =D
     
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    Viriatu

    Viriatu Owner of a pure black heart...

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    i have been having some pretty good results with this, i hope you all keep reporting.
     
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    muffincrumbs

    muffincrumbs Affiliate Guard Dog Member

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    LOL wut? You make no seance bro. Unless you are saying you have had pretty good black-hat results.
     
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    Viriatu

    Viriatu Owner of a pure black heart...

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    course not muffins, im saying, the reporting of shitheads that polute the serps against us...
     
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    muffincrumbs

    muffincrumbs Affiliate Guard Dog Member

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    Ahh got ya... sorry :p

    ...You said it boss!
     
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    inspiration

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    a while I asked Affactive to shut down this affiliate that blatantly copied my content and made redirects to xxw.winpalace-online.com now guess what he is still very active just google "all stars slots no deposit" / "usa slots" and you will find his news snippet from his site album-review.co.uk. Clearly he does not want to stop ............I get the strong impression Affactive also not......
     
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    SEOmike

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    I believe a big reason why there's more and more BH sites in the SERPs is simply because google is allowing negative SEO to work. So the higher the value of a keyword, the bigger the risk of getting neg seo'd becomes, especially in a niche like gambling... So professional affiliates are giving up their long term websites and just focusing on short term, but in quantity. If you actually read black hat forums, which I sometimes do, many people are converting to the "dark side" because their high quality websites got nuked off the serps overnight and that's the only way for them to stay alive anymore.

    Just my thoughts.
     
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    WCD Admin

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    Good point Mike. Google kills good sites when changing the algo. and pushes owners of those sites into blackhat techniques (probably they are quite motivated to figure it out, too - seeing as the new "enemy" is the one that snuffed out their now 'defunct' site.

    xxhttp://www.album-review.co.uk/ <--- this is the new PaleBlueNews

    Report it!

     
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    Online18Casino

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    album-review DOT co DOT uk/2014/top-usa-online-casinos-335.html is now ranking for online usa casinos and now redirects to winpalace-online DOT com/USBestCasinos/ and this is starting to get really annoying!

    (I could not for the life of me get that to post without becoming an active link)
     
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    Online18Casino

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    I am about ready to pull my Affactive aff links if they don't take action! No point in competing with blackhat when I can just push other brands.
     
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    clara.affactive

    clara.affactive Affiliate Guard Dog Member

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    Hi,


    as mentioned on my previous post, we already took measures against this affiliate and disabled his account.
     
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