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Noticed an odd site in the SERPs? Let us know
« on: April 02, 2014, 12:23:58 pm »
I want to see some examples of sites that you're seeing being ranked highly that you feel should not be there in the current climate of Google's algo.

We learn a lot from analyzing and researching what is currently working around the net, so if you see something that looks blackhat or an interesting technique being used then let us know.

I've cleared out our RankRanger account in this thread. We now have space for another 45+ sites to analyze.

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Re: Noticed an odd site in the SERPs? Let us know
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2014, 12:59:19 pm »
We can also analyse entire SERPs rather than single websites. I'm doing this now with the Netflix niche, a kind of competitor analysis of several top sites and upcoming sites to get an idea of the niche, and what the market for free netflix accounts as a whole is doing.

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Re: Noticed an odd site in the SERPs? Let us know
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2014, 05:20:17 pm »
This is awesome. Finally a forum that realizes discussions about how a site ranks is not outing.

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Re: Noticed an odd site in the SERPs? Let us know
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2014, 05:33:07 pm »
This is awesome. Finally a forum that realizes discussions about how a site ranks is not outing.

I realize why people get annoyed when a niche or site is discussed, which is why the private forum is great for talking about stuff away from the public view. But I think in order to show what we're all about and to give people what they actually want which is real data on ranking techniques then we have to pioneer a bit and be brave enough to talk about those techniques.

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Re: Noticed an odd site in the SERPs? Let us know
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2014, 02:45:10 am »
The other day I was going through some old files and found some pages I made once upon a time that had a no-right click script added to it. I was using one that went into the <body> tag  - remember the old days of all that body coding!?  ::)

Anyway, just out of curiosity, I wondered if anyone still uses something like that and what new code/uses might be, so I searched "no right click javascript".

Of course, result #1 (for me anyway) was about[dot]com, which has a top result in EVERY thing just 'cuz their about[dot]com...

But the #2 result was
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http://www.java-scripts.net/javascripts/No-Right-Click.phtml
Now nothing against java-scripts[dot]net, but a code from 1998? Seriously? With a PR4? Granted, again not insanely high, but higher than a lot of valid, decent sites from little independent publishers can get on a home page these days.

So I click on the #3 result.  I get this horrific OLD page:
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http://www.billybear4kids.com/clipart/riteclic.htm. The ranking was a 3 as far as PR goes, but the code was the same old code from the #2 result and page was dated 1998 and 1999. Check out the so-called footer.

Now what in the sam h*ll are pages/sites that feckin' OLD & entirely useless doing in any search results at all??? They should be totally de-indexed as OLD. You know, "name file .OLD"!! The script isn't even in valid code any more.

There are types of information that are timeless, I do understand that and even have many myself, but as a web designer we're always reading/told "make your pages accessible", "don't use outdated code", "make sure you're site is responsive" blah blah blah - yet the big and mighty search engine can't recognize that code as old & outdated and utterly useless?

Or am I just missing something here...   :-\

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Re: Noticed an odd site in the SERPs? Let us know
« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2014, 03:08:07 am »
#1 for me is stackoverflow which is a much better resource IMO.

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http://html-generator.weebly.com/html-right-click-disable-code.html
#4 for me is a 1 year old weebly site with only a few tidbitds of code and some comments.

Looks like this is on odd SERP and am interested in what others have to say

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Re: Noticed an odd site in the SERPs? Let us know
« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2014, 05:24:47 am »
Very odd, indeed. #4 for me is a Dynamic Drive link.

That weebly link you got is a far cry better than the mess I got but it showing 0 PR for me.

As for stackoverflow, I didn't see that at all in the first 2 pages of results - didn't look any further, though.

I, too would be very interested to hear others' thoughts.

I used to think I understood search -  and it used to seem results always made sense and you could find some really cool stuff/people/sites along the way. Not any more. All I ever get are the big sites - amazon, wikipedia, webMD, livestrong, huffington post, about - or old crap.  :o

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Re: Noticed an odd site in the SERPs? Let us know
« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2014, 09:04:18 am »
Hey noticed two sites ranking that seem odd!



http://honestworkoutreviews.net/ - ranks for nearly every keyword to do with insanity and other fitness programs


http://www.kilotostone.co.uk/ -  Kilo To stone and every keyword similar and only has a few backlinks but is getting a lot of traffic!

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Re: Noticed an odd site in the SERPs? Let us know
« Reply #8 on: April 11, 2014, 01:53:49 pm »
Check this G results:
https://www.google.com/search?q=vigrx+plus&hl=en&gl=US&as_qdr=&pws=0&num=10

and see No #3 http://southshorexpress.com

and see No #7 http://www.cqncsl.com

all use 301 redirect  ;D

Interesting to check.

That keyword have about 90.000 search volume and ppc $2.56 buy keywordspy

What You guys think about this strategy?

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Re: Noticed an odd site in the SERPs? Let us know
« Reply #9 on: April 23, 2014, 03:12:41 pm »
I'll update rankranger with some of these sites soon.

If you guys could give me a deeper description of the sites ranking and its history it would help a lot. In fact, feel free to take a crack at it yourself too :)

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Re: Noticed an odd site in the SERPs? Let us know
« Reply #10 on: April 29, 2014, 11:23:57 am »
http://www.semrush.com/uk/info/uk24vgr.net?db=uk

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=site%3Auk24vgr.net&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&channel=sb&gfe_rd=cr&ei=3ntfU8OiJ-fX8geSroCADQ

only 2 pages indexed....

User-agent: * Disallow: /wp-admin/ Disallow: /wp-includes/ Disallow: /uk/ Disallow: /goto/

basic robots cloaked affliate links nice...

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http://www.yougetsignal.com/tools/web-sites-on-web-server/
hosted on the same server...
288 other domains his PBN ect all on that server, even his web design company in plain site...... i am kind of sure there all this as there random as hell sites made to rank and thin pages like viagra one...

anyone wanna have a crack at why since 31st its been ranking then suddenly last week of april has a aggressive spike and delivers serious traffic...

http://www.semrush.com/uk/info/uk24vgr.net?db=uk
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Re: Noticed an odd site in the SERPs? Let us know
« Reply #11 on: April 29, 2014, 02:20:13 pm »
On the Viagra site, noticed that:


1. The current site has:
(a) A redirect from I guess the previous incarnation of the site
(b) What appears to be hacked links. There is a sitewide link from a PR6 legit page that is not visible but is there in the HTML. Beyond my skills to understand that!


2. The site that has the 301 redirect from looks like it received some minor KW heavy .ru (SAPE) links? Also SemRush showing it had traffic around May 2013.




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Re: Noticed an odd site in the SERPs? Let us know
« Reply #12 on: May 01, 2014, 03:34:56 pm »
I work primarily in the legal niche. Attorneys, lawyers, all kinds.


Lately I've seen several brand new sites, minimal backlinks, and ranking well in competitive SERPs. This one came on my radar yesterday: http://www.divorcelawyeradvice.net/





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Re: Noticed an odd site in the SERPs? Let us know
« Reply #13 on: May 01, 2014, 06:12:02 pm »
Bit on the "4 chilli" spicy hot SEO side for me :)


We are talking hidden DIV code, links to domains/sub-domains and a 301 redirect.


Spicy!

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Re: Noticed an odd site in the SERPs? Let us know
« Reply #14 on: May 03, 2014, 02:21:14 am »
Nice way to out a lot of sites and not really in line with the policy of keeping it behind closed doors aka in the paid section :S

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Re: Noticed an odd site in the SERPs? Let us know
« Reply #15 on: May 05, 2014, 05:54:29 pm »
http://www.minetour.com/refer/
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Re: Noticed an odd site in the SERPs? Let us know
« Reply #16 on: May 05, 2014, 09:07:29 pm »
http://www.searchenginesmarketer.com/


#1 for 'Philadelphia SEO' on the back of thousands of sitewide, anchor text optimized links placed in the footer of sites that they have done work for.


They are fucking outranking SEER Interactive for 'Philadelphia SEO' with 97% of their referring pages containing the link 'Philadelphia SEO'.


Did I mention the majority of those links are coming from engineering e-commerce sites, etc? Such contextual.


I know that narrowing it down to the city does make the niche far less competitive but even then, outranking SEER for anything 'SEO' in their own city is pretty ridiculous.
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Re: Noticed an odd site in the SERPs? Let us know
« Reply #17 on: May 12, 2014, 08:07:37 pm »
The other day I was going through some old files and found some pages I made once upon a time that had a no-right click script added to it. I was using one that went into the <body> tag  - remember the old days of all that body coding!? <$1alt="" title="" onresizestart="return false;" id="smiley__$2" style="padding: 0 3px 0 3px;" />

Anyway, just out of curiosity, I wondered if anyone still uses something like that and what new code/uses might be, so I searched "no right click javascript".

Of course, result #1 (for me anyway) was about[dot]com, which has a top result in EVERY thing just 'cuz their about[dot]com...

But the #2 result was
Code: [Select]
http://www.java-scripts.net/javascripts/No-Right-Click.phtml
Now nothing against java-scripts[dot]net, but a code from 1998? Seriously? With a PR4? Granted, again not insanely high, but higher than a lot of valid, decent sites from little independent publishers can get on a home page these days.

So I click on the #3 result.  I get this horrific OLD page:
Code: [Select]
http://www.billybear4kids.com/clipart/riteclic.htm. The ranking was a 3 as far as PR goes, but the code was the same old code from the #2 result and page was dated 1998 and 1999. Check out the so-called footer.

Now what in the sam h*ll are pages/sites that feckin' OLD & entirely useless doing in any search results at all??? They should be totally de-indexed as OLD. You know, "name file .OLD"!! The script isn't even in valid code any more.

There are types of information that are timeless, I do understand that and even have many myself, but as a web designer we're always reading/told "make your pages accessible", "don't use outdated code", "make sure you're site is responsive" blah blah blah - yet the big and mighty search engine can't recognize that code as old & outdated and utterly useless?

Or am I just missing something here...  <$1alt="" title="" onresizestart="return false;" id="smiley__$2" style="padding: 0 3px 0 3px;" />


You ain't enough smart to think that 301 redirection isn't even a website and it ranks like a well designed website  8)

Google Bot is just a Blacklist, Whitelist algo that filters use less link, if you use Disavow tool you just make their work easy to identify what link is good and what is bad, for big brands are white-listed so they will always stay at the top of all.

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Re: Noticed an odd site in the SERPs? Let us know
« Reply #18 on: June 06, 2014, 11:46:50 am »
wow a lot of sites to analyze.

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Re: Noticed an odd site in the SERPs? Let us know
« Reply #20 on: June 09, 2014, 11:52:10 pm »

Can't find out how these guys get these types of links.



Website: http://www.no-prescription-generics.com/


Link site: www.beercook.com


The CSS is replaced by some javascript :
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<script type="text/javascript"> function get_style () { return "none"; } function end_ () { document.getElementById('roex').style.display = get_style(); } </script>


and pulled in by:


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<p id="roex"><a href="http://www.no-prescription-generics.com">Viagra no prescription</a> is available in different forms - tablets, capsules and gel. Only your doctor can decide if  <a href="http://www.mens-health-meds.net">generic cialis no prescription</a> is right for you.</p>





No idea how they accomplish this. Also, I am unable to pull in the CSS via firebug either.

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« Reply #21 on: June 17, 2014, 02:07:10 pm »
http://www.semrush.com/uk/info/uk24vgr.net?db=uk

Guy is still ranking and banking! From my previous post. Nearly 4 months of easy £500 a day i'm thinking...
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« Reply #22 on: June 17, 2014, 04:29:34 pm »
http://www.semrush.com/uk/info/uk24vgr.net?db=uk

Guy is still ranking and banking! From my previous post. Nearly 4 months of easy £500 a day i'm thinking...


uk24vg.net is 301'd in but theres probably a heap more thats hidden.

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« Reply #23 on: June 23, 2014, 02:10:52 pm »
http://www.semrush.com/uk/info/www.freelance-seo.co.uk%2F?db=uk

Good use of grey hat to bring in decent worth of monthly traffic...Looks like it will last quite long
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« Reply #24 on: July 04, 2014, 05:29:43 am »
http://www.maidofhonorspeechesexplained.com/

This site ranked for a pretty high search volume keyword with moderate comp. using almost 1,000 301 and 302 redirects.
During the algo change a few weeks back many people saw some changes in their rankings. I watched this site for about one week and it maintained it's ranking firmly.

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« Reply #27 on: July 26, 2014, 02:44:07 pm »

https://www.facebook.com/soma350mg


This guy is ranking pos 4 for "buy soma online"


Never knew facebook allowed such parasitism. That page almost no back link.


What you guys think


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« Reply #28 on: July 29, 2014, 11:06:24 am »
The keyword gets no searches, obviously it would rank. 30 people a month is not going to bring much in!


https://www.facebook.com/soma350mg


This guy is ranking pos 4 for "buy soma online"


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« Reply #29 on: July 29, 2014, 02:16:57 pm »
The keyword gets no searches, obviously it would rank. 30 people a month is not going to bring much in!


https://www.facebook.com/soma350mg


This guy is ranking pos 4 for "buy soma online"



If you used Google keyword planner, then it's just a predicted volume, maybe it's less or maybe more, you wouldn't know the exact volume for each month cause it's confidential or just a prediction calculation made by the machine.