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A new client has been seriously dinged by Google because their site is littered with SPAM. This is quite common for UGC sites where the U is a perv merchant or a purveyor of high quality fake medical products. Even sites that do not have UGC can be hacked and infected with this kind of crap. The problem is that many site-owners either never check their sites for this stuff, or even worse, they know it’s there and they ignore it. Hey, it’s not hurting anyone and it would cost me some $ to get rid of it right?
Of course when Google knocks your traffic down by 40% overnight, you sit up and take notice.
With that in mind, I thought it would be helpful to provide you all with a simple method for detecting this stuff. Here’s what you do:
- Go to Google.com
- Search “site:[yoursite.com] “[SPAMMY Keywords]”” For example, “site:localseoguide.com “free cialis””
And to make things easier for you, below is a list of some of my favorite pharmaceutical SPAM keywords – I’ll save the porn SPAM list for a late night post:
2 Response Comments
Big head nod here, Andrew…and from what I reported on almost a year ago here – http://bit.ly/gMyQSs – things aint changed much at all, eh!
Now this, I can use. Of course, I should probably go through each one and come up with as many combinations of those words spelled using numbers in place of letters as well. I tend to get a lot of that on my sites.