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Google Guy Matt Cutts hacked

Discussion in 'Websites' started by Pierce, Mar 31, 2007.

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Hacked or not?

Poll closed Apr 3, 2007.
  1. No way, silly rabbit. April Fool's

    70 vote(s)
    72.9%
  2. Yes, this is serious.

    26 vote(s)
    27.1%
  1. DiscJockey

    DiscJockey Well-Known Member

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    #41
    He is the Google guy (one of their software engineer or something like that) that everyone seems to love ;).
    SEMrush
     
    DiscJockey, Mar 31, 2007 IP
    SEMrush
  2. m0rtal

    m0rtal Well-Known Member

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    #42
    Sorry to burst your bubble, it's not :)
     
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  3. MrX

    MrX Well-Known Member

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    #43
    Actually if it was hacked WTF WOULD HE LEAVE IT UP LIKE THAT???
     
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    kmzeron Well-Known Member

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    #44
    No, I think it is a hacking attack. Sorry to hear that.
     
    kmzeron, Mar 31, 2007 IP
  5. luckyme

    luckyme Peon

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    #45
    just try to access any of his blog posts , they all going to index page with hacked message, i even tried same from search engines, you can't get to any of his posts IMO, so very positive :D
     
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  6. m0rtal

    m0rtal Well-Known Member

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    #46
    Who wants to place bets? I say it is NOT a hacking attack, got $100 on the table.....
     
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  7. MrX

    MrX Well-Known Member

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    #47
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  8. luckyme

    luckyme Peon

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    #48
    it's still march 31th here so it's certainly not April fool thing :D
     
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  9. m0rtal

    m0rtal Well-Known Member

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    #49
    So you want to put $100 on that or what??
     
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    gary1974 Well-Known Member

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    #50
    i think matt cutt's blog is hacked. this is not a joke.
     
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    #51
    I think this is a joke, since it is april's fool day :p
     
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  12. m0rtal

    m0rtal Well-Known Member

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    #52
    So many of you rather confident his blog was hacked but no one wants to wager :confused:
     
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    netdeals Guest

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    #53
    I think its really hacked.... not a prank...

    check this open letter to Matt cutts on the hackers website.

     
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  14. toby

    toby Notable Member

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    #54
    oh man! really it has been hacked.
     
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    #55
    ShoeMoney mentions these April Fool's jokes in his blog. Pretty funny, but most people figured it out :p
     
    stickycarrots, Mar 31, 2007 IP
  16. Brandon Sheley

    Brandon Sheley Illustrious Member

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    #56
    I find that ^ funny :D

    mattcutt's site will be fine ;)
    it's april fools
     
    Brandon Sheley, Mar 31, 2007 IP
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    john269 Notable Member

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    #57
    The thing is, you can't tell for 100% if it's been hacked or not. All we know they could be doing this just so that they can get people to talk about it, which is just a marketing plan really and they can then pretend they done it as an April fools when in fact they wanted some media coverage over what they have done.

    But then again if it was an april fools, I wouldn't have thought they would have been promoting black hat SEO as it mentions that on the blog, plus it also defaces their company. It is telling people that there are bugs in googles algo, now even if it was an april fools, some people will believe this.

    Do you really think Google will pretend that their are bugs in their software and things, I don't really think so, it just makes google look not so good.

    So I would go with Matt Cutts blog being hacked 90% and 10% for it being extra media coverage.

    Also, some of the information is important on Matts blog and what about if Yahoo or MSN crawls the blog while it has been hack, that wouldn't look good to them search engines as they will probably delist his blog.
     
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  18. m0rtal

    m0rtal Well-Known Member

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    #58
    Seriously are you guys that gullible?
    That entry was made on:
    Par Noarchive, jeudi 6 octobre 2005 à 00:23 :: Google

    Just incase you need that translated: THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6th, 2005
     
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    sundaybrew Numerati

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    #59
    Mods Please close thread !!
     
    sundaybrew, Mar 31, 2007 IP
  20. toby

    toby Notable Member

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    #60

    why close??
     
    toby, Mar 31, 2007 IP