Monday, March 06, 2006

Alexa Bowling for Matt Cutts

Don't know who did it or how they did it but it was a stroke of genius to load Alexa up with a bunch of related sites for Matt Cutts that are obviously spam.

Wonder how hard this was, just write a script using the MSIE toolkit with Alexa's toolbar installed to just referer spam the crap out of his site?

Is it possible from a single IP to game Alexa or would someone need to enlist a legion of anonymous proxy servers to pull this off?

Or, could it be so simple that someone has dissected the Alexa toolbar API and just fed it a load of junk about Matt?

We may never know unless someone confesses but I'm thinking it might be worth a giggle to try and see what it takes to make something like that happen.

Good thing I'm not bored today!

3 comments:

thebear said...

Nah,

That is just the crew from all of the SEO/Webmaster forums going back to work after reading the latest on Matt's blog.

Anonymous said...

Excellent reasoning by thebear

IncrediBILL said...

Looks like Alexa has fixed this now - Damn, I'll take screen shots from now on.