Originally Posted by apisdesign
A site (actually multiple sites) uses these lines of code following the <body> tag:
... then about 100 textual keyword links (one for each page of the site. Followed by this little tidbit immediately before the closing <body> tag.
For those of you who do not know what is going on here, an explanation.
Site is being loaded... please wait or click here to go directly to the main page.</a>.
First, code is written to the document that positions all of the one-hundred plus links off-screen out of the browsers view.
Then it writes some text for the browser to view that says "please wait while the site loads...".
The site is not loading at all, it already is loaded. The wait is for the final piece of code that redirects the browser (via a tracking service) to a scumbag affilliateship site.
I have tracked down several sites using this method, and all of them are the same. One-hundred plus pages of nothing but keyword links (spiderfood) and absolutely no content.
They enjoy page one results on just about every keyword and variation on those words that is possible.
I have seen others before, but this one is by far one of the most ingenious ones to date. It has also lasted longer than the others at Google -- almost two months. It was there before the Florida Update, and still is there now.
As for the example cited at the beginning of this thread, they are not being dinged for spamming at Google. They are being dinged for bad copy, otherwise it would not even have a PR registering for it. Google will set it to zero, if it thought it was being spammed.
I will leave you with a few words from this page, and out of their own mouths. You can be the judge on whether it is truth, or if they are actually nothing but a legend in their own mind:
Originally Posted by from their final paragraph