Scam to fool Google by simulating
Oracle web sites
Tech Tips by Donald Burleson
Like most everybody
today, I use Google to find Oracle information. Google is
right at my fingertips and I usually find exactly what I want
from a trusted source in just a second.
But that may change, as automated
bots spider the web and use Google's own API to create web pages
to fool Google into thinking that they are real Oracle sites.
These sites have a lot of nerve,
polluting our Google searches with inapplicable crap, and then
have the balls to participate in Google's Adsense program and
make money from the scam! On the other hand, Google may
soon become very powerful, and they may someday
control the Internet.
A Scam against Google
This is scam against
Google, where they use Google to create pages, publish them, and
then collect Adsense revenue back from Google. Google pays
twice, once is resources for the API calls to build the web
site, and then again when they pay the fellow Adsense money.
I don't blame
Google one bit for giving PR0 to link farm sites, and I wish
they would do it more often. In fact, I was
really surprised that Google didn't "un-index" the site,
effectively removing it from the Internet. If Google were
more aggressive in banning these link farms,
we would see a lot less "spam" web sites and the value
of the Google results would improve.
Here is how it's done.
I was searching for
some Oracle information and came across the exact same version
of this scan. This web site is nothing but a simulation of
a Google search window! Then, we notice the frames of ads
above and on the side, where they attempt to steal money from
This query shows a page that looks like ot was built from a Google
It's real obvious what Google
search was used to build the scan web page because that are
conveniently highlighted. So, let's try a Google search on
"Oracle v sql server" and yes, we see similar results.
It's a shame that Google might feel
threatened by more lawsuits and won't stop this practice.
In the recent lawsuit,
Google won, but
Here is another scummy site,
www.edcomp.com that openly
publishes the results of a Google site search, and hangs the
page to drive traffic to their site. The site has a PR0,
but I'm surprised that they exist in the Google index because
it's clearly a scam.