Getting Hacked a New Link Building / Bait Idea?

Oct 12, 2006 - 9:19 am 4 by
Filed Under Link Building

This morning ShoeMoney.com (be careful visiting that site now, may have malicious code on it) was hacked, I reported it over at Cartoon Barry. ShoeMoney.com currently looks like;

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Just do not go to the site, it will redirect you after about 10 seconds to a malicious script.

But this got me thinking, ShoeMoney, is a really good link baiter. What if you had a semi-popular site and hacked the site yourself to get people talking about your site and linking to it? A neat link building / bait idea? I would think so, if it was a fake hack. But this hack seems to be the real deal. Who knows how much damage was done and how far back this set Shoe. Shoe, we are here for you.

Update: Seems like ShoeMoney's partner in crime on the NetIncome show had her blog hacked as well at planetandrea.com - careful again! Seems like someone is mad at them?

Oh and Google's blogger is down as I reported via SEW blog.

Forum discussion at ShoeMoney Forums & Search Engine Roundtable Forums.

 

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