Does SMX know how they rank?

Thu 17 December 2009 17:30, Bas van den Beld

Ever wondered what competition SMX has? More than you think maybe. At least when you look at the search results... I wonder if SMX knows about this searchresult...? (to be continued...)

Does SMX know how they rank?

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Comments (8)


  • There appears to perhaps been some link injection on a variety of SEO sites that has bombed this up. We were alerted to it last night have have reported it to Google.

    Do 17 dec 2009, 18:11

  • We also just learned that it appears the SMX site got hacked and redirected over. We're fixing that now.

    Do 17 dec 2009, 18:21

  • I noticed it for an SMX query last night too, seems very strange - although hacking would definitely explain it.

    Hopefully it will get fixed quickly in Google too.

    Do 17 dec 2009, 18:30

  • Good luck on de-hijacking the site Danny

    Do 17 dec 2009, 19:11

  • It dosn't look like a very smart strategy from people searching for the real SMX still easily find it (as number 2) and just looks crappy. How can that be good for them?

    Also, if you really want to hack a site (which I do not ecommend) hacking an SEO site is probably the dummest.

    Do 17 dec 2009, 19:30

  • @Mikkel, maybe its not about getting to the number one position, but a way of getting attention? Maybe they want to prove something?

    Do 17 dec 2009, 19:51

  • It was user-agent 301 Google and Bing which Bing may have caught in time to not have rankings affected. Google will have to untie itself eventually, although listings decay at Google for my own query hasn't properly sorted nearly a year later, (they still house my contested IP for example).

    It's the hazard Google has by making search divorced from human intervention except delete, which they don't do nearly often enough in my opinion. I think it's DNS Cache Poisoning, all but confirmed now. I agree that it's perhaps only done for spite and not gain. Which is troll-like in attitude. I have one spectacular img I sent to Michelle, Danny and Matt last night which I can still see in a specific browser this morning.

    Do 17 dec 2009, 20:15

  • You know what's better than DNS Cache Poisoning? Buying admin usernames and just logging in. Oh no!

    Vr 18 dec 2009, 15:57


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