Spamming Google Surveillance Search Results

By John Honovich, Published Aug 27, 2013, 12:00am EDT (Info+)

Crappy CCTV stores ruin searches for common surveillance terms, making it comically hard to find real information. Google is, unfortunately, deeply gamed. Online stores spend a lot of time and effort ensuring that. Even worse, users go to the stores buying second rate (or worse) products for a premium price.

This is a behind the scenes story of what goes on and how this nonsense works, hurting the rest of us.

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Comments (5)

Yeah to the uninformed person, they might see these online stores as a better option than a costco camera system.

Wow, these guys are relentless. I just got this email:

"A member from my team contacted you about advertising on your site. I understand your company is not open to paid advertising, however we would like to know how we can get positively mentioned from your site. We can contribute a very useful article about trends in the online industry, for example, a helpful article pointing out common sales gimmicks used by other companies to make a sale and stiff the buyer. We would ask a link back to our domain from the article.

Would you be interested in such a partnership?"

(A) They didn't ask about advertising. They wanted to buy a sneaky text link to manipulate search engine rankings.

(B) Why in the world would I want a store selling crappy cameras to write an article on IPVM when we have a team of experts already doing so?

These link buying / baiting / bartering tactics are absurd.

I bet that 'helpful article' would be solid gold comedy.

John I think you should take that link to 123cctv off because they are getting the benefits of this backlink just like we don't want them to!

The content of this post is member's only and is not being indexed by Google's spider. As such, they do not get any 'link juice' from this.

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