BarCamp.org? Not only wikis, but also porn doorpages

I’m not a coder or a security expert (at least, not so expert), so i don’t know if this is a bug or a feature (2.0), but many wikis using PBwiki have the same problem right now. In case you are wondering, PBwiki is used in a lot of websites, including the notorious BarCamp.org. And Pbwiki.com hosts tons of wikis on subdomains. And maybe all of them have the same problem. So, let’s see what’s the problem i’m talking about.

A lot of these wikis have a directory (it always has the same name letter) with tons of doorpages (ugly pages with javascript redirect). This is already against Google (and others?) guidelines (and i wonder how the hell is possible Google isn’t able to detect them automatically yet…). These doorpages rank pretty well on Google, since they are on strong websites.

Content of these doorpages goes from porn to ringtones, passing by viagra and other drugs.

Now, i’m going to point you to those pages, but before doing it i have to remember you need to disable javascript in your browser if you want to see doorpages. Otherwise, you’ll get redirected to other pages on other domains.

Done? Ok. You are ready to see doorpages on barcamp.org.

Doorpages are (often) in italian, so we know spammer is here in Italy.

If you want to find all other doorpages on other pbwikis, i’ll let you as excercise. You know all you need to find them:

  1. pbwiki is the platform used
  2. “/f/” is the path for directory containing doorpages

In the meantime, someone please tell Matt Cutts to remove all these pages from Google index. I think this asshole earned enough money I spent so much time writing and tuning this post, doorpages have already been removed. But not everything: you won’t see standard 404…

P.s. credits for this discovery goes to a SEO expert.

SEO in 2007

Are you still checking your keyword density? Are you still put tons of keywords on meta tags? Are you still looking for Pagerank update? Come on…

Paid links already have less (if no) value

The point about paid links and spam report is that Google is already able to understand which links are paid and which not. And Google is already devaluating paid links.

Asking users to be a spy on paid links won’t work too much. Yes, ok, someone in the world knows for sure about a website who’s buying/selling links, but most of them can know about links only if they are involved. They should admit “I buy links” or “I sell links”. It won’t happen, of course. And most of spam reports about paid links will be just undemonstrable.

Google won’t be able to know about tons of paid links. As long as you don’t use Google Checkout to pay/cash or Gmail to negotiate…

But they are pushing SEOs to most sophisticated paid links. For example, no links on footer anymore, but instead put a link with the right anchor in a paragraph that speaks about the right topic. They already work better today. And tomorrow we’ll see much more about this phenomenon.

SEO is easy

I think Search Engine Optimization is easy. You just have to create a spiderable and usable structure, write good content and get popular. That’s it.

No coincidence

Did you ever notice Google Webmaster Guidelines are a sort of summary of W3C Quality Tips for Webmasters?