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Trawling Google, I stumble upon a phrase that throws me. Clicking through redirects me to an apparently legitimate “borderless pharmacy”—or at least as legitimate as those things ever get—but there’s no sign of the odd phrasing. Isolating the initial page that redirects me, though, reveals the source: a text-only page containing the following important information.

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It goes on like this, occasionally linking to malware triggers (I presume) posing as chlamydia reference sites. It’s a stream-of-consciousness monologue that you’d expect to hear a psychotic robot intone soothingly as it went around blithely wiping out a city.

As with the fake film download blogs, I’m left completely mystified. Why this random crap generation? Does it serve a sinister purpose that I just can’t fathom? Or is this simply what happens when you leave computers to play on their own?


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Jun. 16th, 2009 12:51 pm (UTC)
It's part of a strategy to game the search engines. One technique of the would be spammers is to steal original english text from various sources and auto-generate variants by replacing some words/phrases with (supposed) synonyms. This one looks like the text is randomized in some way with words mainly from a chosen vocabulary, but it's hard to reverse-engineer the algorithm just by reading the text, obviously.

By these sorts of means they create a large number of new pages that the search engines are supposed to see as containing potentially useful info on some topic. Links from these pages therefore have unearned authority. The desired end is to win higher rankings for pages containing ads or spyware, or that sell dodgy goods.

Edited at 2009-06-16 12:52 pm (UTC)
Jun. 16th, 2009 01:06 pm (UTC)
Right! Thank you. Finally it makes a degree of sense.
Jun. 16th, 2009 01:28 pm (UTC)
Its all about the backlinks
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