Comments on: WordPress Themes & Sneaky Hidden Links /37/my-projects/seo-pitfall-hiding-links-black-hat.html Internet business and marketing with Robert Kingston Wed, 17 Oct 2007 14:41:27 +0000 https://wordpress.org/?v=2.3 By: Survey Spot /37/my-projects/seo-pitfall-hiding-links-black-hat.html#comment-749 Survey Spot Thu, 16 Aug 2007 17:51:09 +0000 /37/my-projects/seo-pitfall-hiding-links-black-hat.html#comment-749 I had no idea this kind of thing was going on. Just goes to show that even if it's unethical and we should not be using it ourselves it definitely is in every webmaster and bloggers best interests to at least learn about blackhat techniques. After hearing about this I just feel completely used. I had no idea this kind of thing was going on. Just goes to show that even if it’s unethical and we should not be using it ourselves it definitely is in every webmaster and bloggers best interests to at least learn about blackhat techniques. After hearing about this I just feel completely used.

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By: Robert Kingston /37/my-projects/seo-pitfall-hiding-links-black-hat.html#comment-743 Robert Kingston Tue, 14 Aug 2007 06:48:45 +0000 /37/my-projects/seo-pitfall-hiding-links-black-hat.html#comment-743 Hmmm... I'm not too sure how XSS vulnerabilities work but It's understandable that some people could do some serious damage by infecting free themes with malicious script, not so different than what we've seen above. Hmmm… I’m not too sure how XSS vulnerabilities work but It’s understandable that some people could do some serious damage by infecting free themes with malicious script, not so different than what we’ve seen above.

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By: Palm Coast /37/my-projects/seo-pitfall-hiding-links-black-hat.html#comment-742 Palm Coast Tue, 14 Aug 2007 06:19:25 +0000 /37/my-projects/seo-pitfall-hiding-links-black-hat.html#comment-742 Great post, this and wordpress upgrades is what people should pay most attention to. XSS vulnerabilities from wordpress bugs are even worse than this. Great post, this and wordpress upgrades is what people should pay most attention to. XSS vulnerabilities from wordpress bugs are even worse than this.

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By: Irvine Mortgage /37/my-projects/seo-pitfall-hiding-links-black-hat.html#comment-731 Irvine Mortgage Sun, 12 Aug 2007 07:58:58 +0000 /37/my-projects/seo-pitfall-hiding-links-black-hat.html#comment-731 Wow...I think I'm going to cruise through all my templates and double check that I don't have any of that nonsense going on. Wow…I think I’m going to cruise through all my templates and double check that I don’t have any of that nonsense going on.

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By: Brian Combs /37/my-projects/seo-pitfall-hiding-links-black-hat.html#comment-697 Brian Combs Thu, 02 Aug 2007 20:59:06 +0000 /37/my-projects/seo-pitfall-hiding-links-black-hat.html#comment-697 Had a client whose site was hacked. The hacker put in some links to porn sites, and CSS'ed them to invisibility. It seems Google discovered these links and penalized the page (which was when we noticed). While this case had nothing to do with WordPress, per se, please be aware that these sort of invisible links can absolutely hurt you in the search engines. Had a client whose site was hacked. The hacker put in some links to porn sites, and CSS’ed them to invisibility. It seems Google discovered these links and penalized the page (which was when we noticed). While this case had nothing to do with WordPress, per se, please be aware that these sort of invisible links can absolutely hurt you in the search engines.

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By: Matt Ellsworth /37/my-projects/seo-pitfall-hiding-links-black-hat.html#comment-690 Matt Ellsworth Wed, 01 Aug 2007 00:36:44 +0000 /37/my-projects/seo-pitfall-hiding-links-black-hat.html#comment-690 thanks for the heads up - i'll check into these more often. I had bought some website translation software that did this - and it ranked number 1 in google... lol... but i disabled it and put in a visible link to the affiliate program instead. thanks for the heads up - i’ll check into these more often.

I had bought some website translation software that did this - and it ranked number 1 in google… lol… but i disabled it and put in a visible link to the affiliate program instead.

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By: varun /37/my-projects/seo-pitfall-hiding-links-black-hat.html#comment-683 varun Mon, 30 Jul 2007 09:56:33 +0000 /37/my-projects/seo-pitfall-hiding-links-black-hat.html#comment-683 My experience https://varunkrish.com/beware-templatesbrowsercom-are-fing-spammers.html My experience
https://varunkrish.com/beware-templatesbrowsercom-are-fing-spammers.html

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By: Beware the Free WordPress Theme - Revisited /37/my-projects/seo-pitfall-hiding-links-black-hat.html#comment-665 Beware the Free WordPress Theme - Revisited Fri, 20 Jul 2007 10:30:24 +0000 /37/my-projects/seo-pitfall-hiding-links-black-hat.html#comment-665 [...] a call to credits. Or as a third option, try using the free FireFox developer’s add-on that Robert suggested. The above steps will only catch templatesbrowser.com modified themes. Robert’s technique [...] […] a call to credits. Or as a third option, try using the free FireFox developer’s add-on that Robert suggested. The above steps will only catch templatesbrowser.com modified themes. Robert’s technique […]

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By: Zen Zoomie /37/my-projects/seo-pitfall-hiding-links-black-hat.html#comment-662 Zen Zoomie Fri, 20 Jul 2007 02:08:28 +0000 /37/my-projects/seo-pitfall-hiding-links-black-hat.html#comment-662 Thanks Robert. So I guess the most likely villain here is whoever owns the domain templatesbrowser.com that's serving up the hidden ads.? P.S. Fixed the link to your article from my site... ZZ Thanks Robert. So I guess the most likely villain here is whoever owns the domain templatesbrowser.com that’s serving up the hidden ads.?
P.S. Fixed the link to your article from my site…
ZZ

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By: Beware the Free WordPress Theme /37/my-projects/seo-pitfall-hiding-links-black-hat.html#comment-660 Beware the Free WordPress Theme Fri, 20 Jul 2007 02:02:19 +0000 /37/my-projects/seo-pitfall-hiding-links-black-hat.html#comment-660 [...] just ran across a scary post at www.bracingyourbrand.com that took me back a couple of steps. Robert Kingston, the author of that site, had recently started [...] […] just ran across a scary post at www.bracingyourbrand.com that took me back a couple of steps. Robert Kingston, the author of that site, had recently started […]

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