Faking Page Rank: How Unethical Text Link Sellers are Preying on Advertisers.

We try to rank things in order to manage the complex universe around us. We try to get that 4.0 GPA, the highest ranked university and want our favorite team to rank best. The Page Rank designed by Larry Page of Google is a rank assigned to each of the pages that are indexed by Google. This page rank is calculated(http://www.sem-faq.com/improve-google-pagerank.php) using the “Backrub algorithm” and is often considered to be a proxy for Google’s search ordering. In other words, a high Page Rank(PR) page will rank higher on Google(all other factors being the same).
There is a vast and growing market for text links. A lot of highly ranked sites think of outgoing links as a way of monetizing their site (supply) and businesses that need visitor/search engine exposure buy the links(demand). While the purists may look askance at such a market, supply and demand is what the market makes.
Even the Garden of Eden had a serpent, and one would be surprised if all was as it seems in the text link market. Indeed scams abound, ranging from “no follow tags”, pages removed from navigation, or included in robots.txt file. But, there is a scam that gets almost everyone, except the truly paranoid. This scam is “Fake page ranks” or URL jacking.
The mechanics for spoofing the page is extremely simple and the results are awe inspiring. Using this technique, one can get any page rank they wanted…even PR-10. So, the burning question of how to do it? All one has to do is to obtain a throw away domain and do a 301 redirect in your .htaccess file on it to a page with PR. You want PR-5 ( http://www.ixs.net) to make it more credible, or with your boundless ambition, you want a PR-10 page…the choice is yours. Let’s assume that you chose the latter…and you can point to Google.com itself and inherit it’s PR-10. After Google PR update happens, you can detect Google bot and selectively forward it to Google.com itself. Everyone else gets to see your site and its fancy PR-10 rank.
So far so good. You have done nothing illegal, immoral, unethical etc. Things can go downhill from here though, if you attempt to sell the domain, or sell links from this website based on it’s PR—sheer fraud, in other words.
The webmaster who plays with 301 redirects is actually losing out in the end. His rankings will not rank higher…in fact the site won’t even get cached by Google.
For kicks we did a case study and picked up a domain from expiring domains that purported to be a PR-7. We chose a subject near and dear to our collective hearts(NOT!)…Michael Jackson. We gave this Micahel Jackson tribute site, http://www.mjpromotions.com kind of a snazzy look, quickly wrote some content for it.
We also wrote a tool which allows you to check to demonstrate that the page rank is completely fake. http://www.sem-faq.com/fake-pagerank-checker.php .
Acquiring domains or website or even purchasing links is a risky process, fraught with all kinds of frauds. During the process of due diligence, we propose that you consider a Fake PR Checker as a tool to avoid getting conned by URL Jackers.
The Chicago Cubs team are a well known and respected force in baseball. They have many achievements under their belt, and are deemed as a great challenge for any team that faces them. The Cubs Chicago Baseball are recognized easily in their uniform that carries the chicago cubs logo. The chicago cubs logo is unmistakable because of its design and colour combinations. Any item that carries this logo is easily noticed and appreciated. You can obtain a number of baseball related items that have this logo on them. Millions of Dollars are earned through the sale of items that carry team logos on them. This is because there are many fans that want to get their hands on these items.
Maxwell has a major contribution in shaping the R & B’s neo-soul movement of the late 90s. His 2001 hit album titled ‘Now’, topped the Billboard and R&B charts setting him apart and garnering worldwide fame. The solo cuts like “Lifetime”, “Noone”, “This Woman’s Work”, “Silently,” & “Changed” were especially appreciated by music lovers. Currently Maxwell is on tour performing tracks from his latest album BLACK summer’s night  his fourth studio album – and will be featuring artists like Chrisette Michele, Common and Robin Thicke at some of the locations. For all the R&B and Soul music fans, Maxwell Saint Louis Ticketsconcert is definitely worth attending!
There is no one who isn’t familiar with the name. Originally a book written in 1934, Mary Poppins has featured in 4 books and dozens of adventures. She is most famous as everyone’s favorite nanny and this fame led to the adaptation of the book into a hugely successful film in 1964. Since 2004, the magic of Mary Poppins has been brought to the stage. After a successful run at the West End, the musical is currently running on Broadway, to sell out crowds. To get your chance to experience this delightful show, buy yourMary Poppins Tickets today.
Rent is a Tony award winner rock musical based on opera La bohème by Giacomo Puccini. The musical compositions and lyrics of this theatric act are done by Jonathan Larson. The rent is a tale of young striving rock stars trying to make it big in the New York City. The days then in the Lower East Side Bohemian Alphabet City is pretty grim overshadowed with the horrors of AIDS. This Musical was a tremendous success with many Tony, Pulitzer and Drama Desk awards. A motion picture was also produced after the success of Rent the musical. To watch this musical get the Rent Tickets now!
The best of musicals is here at Helen Hayes Theatre in New York this year to uplift your moods. Let’s go see The 39 Steps. The exciting presentation of The 39 Steps New York features amazing performances, theatrical chills, dancers shimming and sashaying and a lot more. For all those who are tired of the routine theatrical Broadways and performances, it’s time to give it a break and see The 39 Steps New York. So, hurry up and make it to the season’s popular Broadway, The 30 Steps New York. Make sure to book your The 39 Steps New York before they get sold and be prepared to be dazzled!
The unique live radio variety show that is especially known for inviting musical guests, particularly folk and traditional musicians, hosting tongue-in-cheek radio drama, and its comedic storytelling segment - News from Lake Wobegon, is none other than A Prairie Home Companion. Originally, it used to be a morning show running from 6 to 9 a.m. on Minnesota Public Radio. This two-hour show, originating from the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul, Minnesota, runs every Saturday, is produced and hosted by Garrison Keillor. However, the show is habitually taken on the road. Get your Prairie Home Companion Tickets today, and experience this amazing show all for yourself!
America --the English American folk rock band of the 70s is once again going to perform live in concert. This folk band started of their musical career in 1972 as teenagers and instantly became a musical sensation. The all time famous songs of the band include "Sister Golden Hair”, “A Horse with No Name", Ventura Highway", "Lonely People” and "Tin Man".  The band members include Gerry Beckley, Dewey Bunnell, Willie Leacox, Michael Woods and Richard Campbell. This band has come up with their brand new album “Heart of the Valley".  To see them perform their exclusive numbers from the album get theAmerica Tickets now!
I have personally seen live The Radio City Christmas Spectacularevents over the course of the last ten years and can certainly guarantee that the word spectacular certainly gives the event the right perspective. The event is an amalgamation of snow, music by Rockettes, brilliant fireworks and a night to remember underneath the stars. One of the famous tags associated with the event is The Radio City Christmas Spectacular Song that is a sensational touch to the overall ambiance and richness of the festivity. The fireworks are worth seeing specially this being the 75th anniversary of the festival.
Music is arguably the most important food that feeds our souls. And if it’s of your interest, you may have the time of your life all over again. If you crave trumpet and want to experience one of the oldest music genre, there is good news for you! The internationally acclaimed trumpeter and composer Chris Botti is all set to end the search of music aficionados for smooth jazz.  He will make you cry, he will make you laugh, and he will take you back to your memories. So, if you’re ready to take a ride back to your memories, you must show up at Chris Botti’s concerts. Grab Chris Botti Tickets today!
Good news for all the boxing fans out there! Two of your most favorite boxers, Manny Pacquiao and Miguel Cotto are soon going to be seen live, battling against each other in a superb boxing match that is going to be taking place at a place near you! So, do not repent later, and just order your Manny Pacquiao Vs Miguel Cotto Tickets now, and be there to witness this most exciting event of the year!  It is sure going to be a treat for the eyes of all boxing aficionados, so if you are one too, make sure you attend it!
Is it quite a while missing out on excitement, thrill and exhilaration? The US Open Golf provides all Golf fanatics and sports fans with a chance to catch all that. The US Open Golf is annual open golf tournament and one of the four major Golf Championships. The schedule for the upcoming US Open Golf 2010 is out now. Bringing the top-rate golfers and new entrants to Golf from around the world, the Tournament promises to be as exciting as ever. Golf lovers from around the world are keeping their eyes out on the sale of The US Open Golf Tickets. If you’re among them, keep checking with TicketLuck which has a tradition of getting a crack at tickets.
The best preseason basketball tournament is here in the form of Aeropostale Classic! And looking great as always is the team of Gonzaga Bulldogs Men’s basketball team is as they are all set to wreck havoc on their opponents. The hardworking squad of rock solid men has already made the world believe that miracles do happen when they made it into the Elite Eight, a feat not many small time Conference playing teams have achieved. In the case of these Cinderella Men, this is a well earned honor. Get Aeropostale Classic: Gonzaga Bulldogs Tickets and see why we should respect all the little teams for they might too become stars some day!
Music, color, acrobatics and dance… Elements that make Cirque Du Soleil stand out notable among production companies. French for "Circus of the Sun", Cirque Du Soleil is an organization that%27s more identified with family entertainment. People who have seen Cirque Du Soleuil%27s shows know that their each show is a synthesis of circus styles from around the world, with its own central theme and storyline. The entertainment company is going to welcome the year 2009 by pitching its big top in your City and will present its latest touring show. So don%27t wait any longer and reserve your tickets ASAP for the unforgettable New Year events Cirque Du Soeil has to offer!
Buffalo Bills are the professional American Football team playing for National Football League. TheBuffalo Bills established since 1959 is the member of Eastern Division in the American Football Conference. They play their home games in the Suburban Orchard Park at Ralph Wilson Stadium as well as play a game every year in the Rogers Centre. Their team colors include Dark Navy, Red, Royal Blue, Nickel and White with Billy Buffalo as their mascot. The Bills have twice been the AFL Champions with several Conference and division titles. To watch all the Buffalo Bills games get the Buffalo Bills Games Tickets.
One of the oldest teams in the National Football League, the Denver Broncos, play in the Western Division of the American Football League within the NFL since 1960 and have gone to achieve a great amount of success during their existence. The team has won numerous Divisional and Conference Championships in addition to 2 Super Bowl wins and over 20 playoff appearances. The Broncos play their home games at the 76,125 capacity INVESCO Field at Mild High. If you want to make sure you get a seat at the next exhilarating game featuring the Broncos, we suggest you get your Broncos Ticketsas soon as possible.
Madison Square Garden is one of the world’s most famous arenas and is abbreviated as MSG.colloquially the venue is referred to as The Garden. Within its boundaries, there are four beautiful and up-to-date arenas.  There are a total of four incarnations of The Garden, and the arena drives its names from the two of these, located at northeast corner of Madison Square. The venue has been host to many top-notch events, and in 2007, it came second as %27World%27s Busiest Arena%27 after the M.E.N. in Manchester, United Kingdom. Purchase your Madison Square Garden Tickets from Ticket Luck today, and avail the special discount offer!
The world’s most famous arena, the Madison Square Garden arena, features one of the finest venues in its boundaries. One of this is known as the WaMu Theater previously called Theater at Madison Square GardenWith the capacity to seat up to 5,600 people, the WaMu Theater was once the traditional home of the NFL Draft, whereas, it now hosts many annual family shows and theatricals, concerts, meetings and conventions, religious conferences, along with occasionally hosting boxing matches on the unavailability of the main arena. Get your Theater at Madison Square Garden Tickets / WaMu Theater Tickets and get down to this wonderful theater, situated in the center of Manhattan on Seventh Avenue between the streets 31st and 33rd, to get the real feel of it!
Located on 3801 Las Vegas Blvd South Las Vegas, Nevada, Tropicana is currently owned by Tropicana Entertainment, which acquired its ownership from Aztar Corporation in May 2006 for US$ 2.1 billion. The resort is comprised of 1871 rooms that come with a convention and exhibition centre, spreading across 110,000 square feet. Tropicana Casino, attached along side the hotel, provides with the 61,000 square feet of gaming space. Currently Tropicana is undergoing a renovation that is scheduled to be completed by 2010 with the cost of over $2 Billion, which will make it Tropicana the largest resort casino in the world.
The multipurpose arena called the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena, but more commonly known as theSpokane Arena, is located in Spokane, Washington, USA. The facility is host to a diverse range of events which include sporting events, circuses, large conferences, monster truck shows, concerts and much more! The building is home to the Spokane Chiefs hockey team of the WHL, and the Spokane Shock arena football team of the af2. The $44.8 million building has a seating capacity of 12,638 for end-stage concerts, 12,494 for center-stage shows, 12,210 for basketball, 10,700 for ice hockey, 10,471 for arena football, and 6,951 for half-house shows. If you want to be a part of all the fun taking place here at the multipurpose facility, then quickly get your tickets for the upcoming Spokane Arena WA events and have a great time!
The character of Mary Poppins originated for the first time in a series of books written for children by P.L. Travers. Following the success of the series the book was initially adapted in to a musical Film by Walt Disney Pictures, and later it was transformed to a musical at London’s West End Productions. After thereMary Poppins Headed New York at Broadway at the New Amsterdam Theatre in 2006 where it is still playing today. The role of Mary Poppins was initially played by Ashley Brown, but since October 9, 2008, Scarlett Strallen played the title role of Mary.
Book your Big 12 Championship Tickets today, as this world renowned and highly awaited championship game comes to the Cowboy Stadium this season! Crowds are going wild to attend this matchup live, as it has always been among the major events on the college football calendar! Whoever wins this game, earns a one-way ticket to the BCS Bowl; therefore, winning teams from the North and South Division are all very excited!  As the winter season has arrived yet again, the Tickets to this most watched conference title game of the nation has become the hottest items in the market! You better book your Big 12 Championship Tickets soon; otherwise we might run short on them!
The contest between the top home run hitters in Major League Baseball, determining who hits a large amount of home runs, is an event better known as the Major League Baseball Home Run Derby. As being an event that is played prior to the Major League Baseball All-Star Game, the Home Run Derby is sponsored by State Farm Insurance, the largest automobile insurer in the USA. The first Home Run Derby was added to the annual All-Star Game during 1985, and since then, it has been a major event! Book yourMLB Home Run Derby Ticketstoday, and be a part of this exciting event too!
No date is big enough on the Baseball calendar than the date on which MLB All Star Game is scheduled. The game features some of the most notable and popular baseball players in the league that are selected on the basis of fan votes, player votes, Manager Selection, and Final vote. The game is held between the notable players of National League and American League. Last year the game was played at the home ground of St. Louis Cardinals, Busch Stadium, while this year the event is expected to be held at the Angel Stadium. Grab your MLB All Star Game Tickets today and get ready to experience baseball like never before!
Kenny Arnold Chesney (born on March 26, 1968 in Knoxville, Tennessee) is an American country music singer-songwriter. Having made his debut on an independent record label in 1993, Chesney has recorded thirteen albums, with eleven gold certified or higher by the RIAA. To date, he has also produced thirty Top Ten singles on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, thirteen of which reached Number One. In addition, Kenny Chesneyhas received six ACM, including three consecutive Entertainers of the Year Awards, as well as three CMA awards. Kenny Chesney Songs and his overall performance in 2007 Flip-Flop Summer Tour was the highest-grossing country road trip of 2007. His most recent album, Just Who I Am: Poets & Pirates, was released on September 11, 2007.Thus he swept the hearts of passionate music lovers and made them yearn for more beats, each year.
Rose Bowl is undoubtedly the most awaited and biggest event on the College Football Calendar apart from being the oldest bowl of all times. It is being held for past 95 years, every year, on the New Year’s Eve; and this forthcoming New Year Eve would be no different than others. The game is held at the Rose Bowl, Pasadena and attracts big number of football fans every year. Last year the match was held between Penn. State and Southern California, however for the coming matchup it’ll be Oregon Ducksgoing up against Ohio State Buckeyes. Call yourself a Ducks fan? Prove it, by supporting your team live at Rose Bowl Stadium; and as for the tickets, you can rely on our cheap rates for Rose Bowl Oregon Ducks Tickets.
If you are fond of country music with unique fusion of hard charging pop then Kenny Chesney must be your first choice in the world of melodies and music. He blends the two in such a distinctive manner that his music mesmerizes the listeners and has propelled him to the top of the charts. You will let go all your worries’ in his robust ballads such as “You Had Me at Hello” and hit singles like “I Lost It.” Don’t miss to catch glimpse of his famous ballads and signature cowboy hat during Kenny Chessneys Tour to you town. Buy your Kenny Chesney%27s Tour Tickets now!!!
The American Country music duo is bringing to you their music live and exclusive. The Duo Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn are the most successful duo music industry has ever seen. They started off together in 1991 with their debut album Brand New Man which got platinum certificate by RIAA. There are more or less 50 singles by Brooks Dunn that have been in the country music charts and most of them have been at the top ranking. Brooks The duo has already recorded ten studio album and is now on tour . To watch them perform live get the Brooks Dunn Tickets now!
Madison Square Garden is one of the world’s most famous arenas and is abbreviated as MSG.colloquially the venue is referred to as The Garden. Within its boundaries, there are four beautiful and up-to-date arenas.  There are a total of four incarnations of The Garden, and the arena drives its names from the two of these, located at northeast corner of Madison Square. The venue has been host to many top-notch events, and in 2007, it came second as %27World%27s Busiest Arena%27 after the M.E.N. in Manchester, United Kingdom. Purchase your Madison Square Garden Tickets from Ticket Luck today, and avail the special discount offer!
They say that the laughter is the medicine of every sorrow, while at the Comedy Stop the practice that theory and prove it, as week in and week out, The Comedy Stop goes on to hosting the comic acts of some of the finest comedians of our era. Let it be Ray Romano, Drew Carey, Judy Tenuta, or Rosie O’Donnell, the Comedy Stop has always been a regular stop during their series of acts. The comedy stop is known for outreaching the true talent and providing its audience with what Comedy is all about. So if you’re feeling down or just need a good laugh, purchase The Comedy Stop Tickets and give it a whirl!
When it comes to premium Bluegrass musical experience, Yonder Mountain String Band surely does stands out from the rest. Formed back in 1998 in Nederland, Colorado the band released its debut album in 1999 titled Elevation. To date YMSB has released numerous live recordings and 4 studio albums out of which quite a few took the top ten spot on the Bluegrass Chart. Apart from their studio albums, the band is especially famous for their live performances. So experience the magic live, and get your Yonder Mountain String Band Tickets today to reserve your seats before the stock runs out!
If not the most popular, then U2 certainly ranks high amongst the list of some of the most contemporary famous bands of our time. Hailing from Dublin, Ireland, the band was formed back when the band members where studying in the high school, little did they know back then that one day they will turn out to be one of the most influential bands of our era. Equipped with their blockbuster hits, U2 is back on road again, and looking over at the amount fan following that they have, U2 Anaheim Tickets are expected to sell out soon, so it’s better that you grab yours’ today.
For thirteen years, Chelsea Joy Handler has been spreading joys as a standup comedian, humorist, actress, television host as well as a bestselling author. The list of her achievements is long! She won a Bravo A List Award in 2009 in recognition for her work. On E! Cable Television Network, she does her own late night talk show by the name of Chelsea Lately. Her columns appear in several magazines including Cosmopolitan and Now Magazine, which is a celebrity magazine in United Kingdom. What sets her apart from other comedian is her subtle approach which is why her fans are all too excited to get Chelsea Handler Tickets.
Theatre has been appreciated in most parts of the world. Today, it is increasingly waited for, and grownups and children alike remain eager to watch any popular theatrical presentation. The Wicked Gershwin Theatre New York performances are most popular, and people eagerly await their presentations. The Wicked New York NY has high standards and leaves no one disappointed. Performances here are a must see, and one time or another you will feel the urge to watch one. Once you get a feel of these performances, you are sure to desire future displays. Your children will surely be upbeat about it.
Conveniently located in downtown Washington DC  Warner Theater is a historical specimen of the 20th century and so one of the most cherished live performance venues.  Since 1990’s extensive restoration, the theater has been featuring some of the top names on its prestigious stage. In addition to the Tickets to dance presentations, TV shows and plays, DC Theater Tickets are also available for live concerts by some of the very high profile singers and bands of the music industry.  This season, fans are thronging to the venue for a dose of high quality entertainment. Strongly recommended to both young and old!
The NBA regular season is in full swing and the super charged Houston Rockets are keeping pace with other titans so far. Though many of its stars are missing this season, the squad seems to be headed in the right direction! With its team spirit up and chemistry going strong, fans expectations along with the demand for Cheap Houston Rockets Tickets is also at the peak!  For some adrenaline pumping experience, you have to catch them live in action! Be there to root for your favorite Houston Rockets as they smash their rivals one by one in their quest for capturing the championship title!
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