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I believe someone misuses instructables.com for his own agenda Answered

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 https://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):

https://www.instructables.com/member/byrdcarlyle/
https://www.instructables.com/member/disraedole/
https://www.instructables.com/member/arlenegeorge/
https://www.instructables.com/member/gilmergraham/
https://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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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.

YES I ATE YOUR COOKIE,NOW GO EAT YOUR DRY CEREAL

as i wish? now get me a new computer

Tomorrow's computer ;-) pet powered....

NONONO,BAD KITTY GET ME TODAYS COMPUTER RIGHT NOW OR ELSE YOU WONT GET ANYMORE DRY CEREAL!!!

Not NICE to call kitteh BAD kitteh:

funny-pictures-your-cat-should-be-doused-in-holy-water.jpg

Thats it,no more dry cereal for you Instead,YOU WILL HAVE TO EAT TUNA FISH!

I don't think that is a good idea....animal cruelty and all......besides... ;-)

funny-pictures-cat-threatens-you-with-lawyers.jpgfunny-pictures-cat-ate-a-whole-person.jpg

oh no im way too skinny you wont like eating me Recreate-CLONE:HOW DARE YOU EAT YOUR OWNER!!! MMMMMMMM!(means no in cat language)

and "burp" is the answer to the question and means tasty ;-)

my dog will protect me from that owner-eating cat
GRRRRR!(means go away in dog)
MMMMMMM(Means no in cat)
MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM (means "Beat it,cat" in cat)

GRRRRRRRRR MMMMMMMMMM EKKKKKKK(Means "dont mess with me" in cat) MMMMMMM MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM GRRRRRR

WATER SHHHHHHSHHHHH(means in cat"PANIC!!!!")

Oh, wow. Bumped topic from the very distant past.

Lemme get my TARDIS.

FALSE! Only timelords can pilot a Tardis, and there is only one timelord left. The Doctor!

Um, not accurate: River Song (i.e. Amy's Daughter) could pilot the Tardis....

...
Oh yes. Forgot about that. *cough*

And we forget that, after Rose looked into the Heart of the Tardis she too could pilot it.....she took it back to where the Doctor was.

Now, I can't recall. Did Rose pilot it, or did the tardis pilot itself (which it has been known to do whenever she's angry) while blowing up Rose's head with info?

It was kind of a combo I think: the tardis wasn't going back by itself that time, so it and Rose as a team (as BAD WOLF actually), piloted it back....

*real name* Melody Pond (Williams?)

I just watched that episode (Let's Kill Hitler).

I fell behind on my Doctor Who time.

Yes.....the only "time slot" I have to actually watch any tv when it first airs is Sat night, so I at least keep up with them (for now).

I have lured the dog away with a big juicy stake now AHHA!!!

Umm...whew...you have some bad breath its weird how this little cat turned into a fat cat a dog in a box three different coloured kittens and then some sort of tiger

Rephrase that please...also is that person in your avatar you? is that very recent?

He is (or) we are schizophrenic.... ;-) and yes, that is fairly recent. I need to clean up my neck of some of the beard yet to make it look more presentable....

ok, let's make is a lesser disorder then, MPD (multiple personality disorder). ;-)

AHAH!!! I WILL PROTECT MYSELF WITH MY SUPER-DUPER-WATER GUN! DONT BE FOOLED BY ITS SIZE,IT CAN SQUIRT UP TO 50 GALLONS OF WATER A SECOND!

From every instructible i read the title, the first few sentences and the first picture in my RSS Feed reader. Then, if something interests me, i read it all. That way i never miss anything ;). So, there was this one ible that starts like www.american-home-loan.net and i am like WAIT A MINUTE!, my spider sense tingles! Then i saw in my Reader that there is a whole bunch of ibles starting with URLs that more or less look the same. Then my spider senses tingled again, this time even harder ;). So i searched a bit and found what i found.

"No instructables found! Take this opportunity to Submit one!" L