03 Aug '12, 12pm

What You Can Learn from Alanis Morissette's Site Getting Hacked:

What You Can Learn from Alanis Morissette's Site Getting Hacked:

Matt Cutts yesterday blogged about a site belonging to a popular musician that was hit with a hack. The people in charge of the site had reported that they had fixed it, it was then pointed out that the site appeared different to Google than it did to the rest of the world. Using a few keywords Matt used in his blog , it was easy to find the site. The website of the singer Alanis Morissette has been hit by a hack in a way which all web devs / SEO programmers / server admins should be aware of. On the face of it, the site looks perfectly fine, which it is to the ordinary user. But the hackers of this particular website have been rather sneaky and have “cloaked” the data they have added so that only Google will see it. If we spoof our User Agent and pretend that we’re a Google bot, we see something completely different. Many of the links on this site now direct to the hacker...

Full article: http://www.seoconsult.com/seoblog/alanis-morisette-hacked...

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