Has Google Fixed the Proxy Hijack Problem? Google.com Cleaner

Oct 11, 2007 • 7:46 am | comments (1) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Search Engine Optimization
 

A WebmasterWorld thread reports that many of the proxy highjack pages for your domains have been removed from Google. Proxy highjack pages are basically pages that try to outrank yours for the same keyword phrases, and thus replace your pages in the search results at Google.com.

One member said:

This morning while looking to see if there were any extra proxy highjack pages in Google’s index for my site I got a very pleasant shock.

Zero
Nadda
Ziltch

WebmasterWorld forum administrator, Tedster, confirms this analysis, saying:

That is indeed very sweet news. I am not seeing any proxy sites either right now - but there have been many sites affected, so I hope we hear from more people. If Google has indeed fixed this issue, it can only be a good thing for them and for webmasters.

For past coverage of the Google Proxy Highjacking issues see Reports of More Google Hijacks via Proxy Sites and Detailed Explanation of the Page Hijack.

Good job Google!

Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld.

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Comments:

David Eaves

10/12/2007 01:11 pm

I wouldn't say it was completely fixed: http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=aviva+directory&btnG=Google+Search Aviva Directory is a penalized site though.

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