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Beware the Google Pages spam trap

Posted on: February 27, 2006

Beware, Google Page Creator is a spam harvesters dream. Your little website is link to your account and can be accessed via “youremailaddress.googlepages.com”. A quick Google search on the domain using site:googlepages.com already revealed 516 unique sub-domains.

From there on out it is easy to write a screen scraper to harvest the URL’s, replace the googlepages.com bit with @gmail.com and bam, your off to the races.

So consider this your Google Pages Top Tip: Register your site under a sub-domain or risk dealing with even more spam.


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