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I believe someone misuses instructables.com for his own agenda

Hi, i believe there is someone using instructables.com for some kind of SEO scam. I believe it goes like this:

- Post a mediocre/repeating guide
- Add links to different websites, for example to www.american-home-loan.net as seen in http://www.instructables.com/id/How_to_Convert_AVI_WMV_RM_VOB_to_iPod_PSP_Cell_/
- Have a highly valued site (instructables.com) link to cheap sites
- ???
- Profit

I believe the ??? would eventually be remove the guide and point to some site that seels some crap. This is called a SEO scam if i remember correctly.

So far i have catched 5 different usernames using that scheme (i believe the same person is behind all of them):

http://www.instructables.com/member/byrdcarlyle/
http://www.instructables.com/member/disraedole/
http://www.instructables.com/member/arlenegeorge/
http://www.instructables.com/member/gilmergraham/
http://www.instructables.com/member/aliceanton36/

Check out the guides, they are basically all the same with a link in the first part at least repeated twice. It all points to the same server and even CMS, however, different hostnames are used.

I would like to hear a second opinion.

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tecneeq (author) 7 years ago
So, did i earn a cookie, then? A simple well spotted doesn't do it for me ;).

BTW, i flagged a bunch of them as spam before i started this thread, but i doubt i got them all.
. Great job! It looks like you went to a lot of work to track all that down. Thanks for making Ibles a little better. . Sorry, but no cookie. :( All I can offer is my heart-felt thanks. . . How about posting some info on what tipped you off and what you did to investigate? It should be of help to the rest of us SPAM hunters.
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