Are There Google Spies on WarriroForum

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What could be the reason most people hide their Signature on WF when either asking a question?
1. Is it that there are google spies here
2. or they don't want other warriors for outrank them
3. or kill their site with negative seo or what??

One of my reasons for asking this question is because I see a lot of people ask question and refuse to give the website and keyword they are looking for the solution for....
#seo #google #spies #warriroforum
  • Profile picture of the author challanger
    who is hiding his/her signature while opening a thread????????????
  • Profile picture of the author MsHeart
    Maybe most people have not set their sigs at all.
  • Profile picture of the author Lanx
    sigs are silly!
  • Profile picture of the author tech84
    to avoid being called out for asking stupid noobish questions while having a sig offering "SEO services"
  • Profile picture of the author nik0
    Very sometimes I hide my sig when I expect that people would reply back with a comment like "huh look at you, judging me while at the same time promoting your own services in your sig".

    And I love to judge people, but when I do I am always right, that's the difference that they don't see, but still to avoid such dull comment I sometimes disable the sig, most of the time I don't give a crap though.
    • Profile picture of the author tech84
      Originally Posted by nik0 View Post

      Very sometimes I hide my sig when I expect that people would reply back with a comment like "huh look at you, judging me while at the same time promoting your own services in your sig".
      Well you're not exactly the type who asks questions like "What are backlinks?" and then has a sig for SEO services.


      lol
  • Profile picture of the author jovykhan
    Some people don't need signature to promote there business. Joining forum and having a signature is their secondary perhaps not an option in joining but helping people.
  • Profile picture of the author uzojvp
    Ma second question is, are there google spies here on WF. Spies I mean people who are paid to note and watch the latest treak of seo on forums..
    • Profile picture of the author time4vps
      Originally Posted by uzojvp View Post

      Ma second question is, are there google spies here on WF. Spies I mean people who are paid to note and watch the latest treak of seo on forums..
      Google does not have time for that
    • Profile picture of the author squadron
      Originally Posted by uzojvp View Post

      Ma second question is, are there google spies here on WF. Spies I mean people who are paid to note and watch the latest treak of seo on forums..
      Yes there are. And they will also buy link packets via WSOs, backtrace them and then de-rank the networks.

      It's a lot easier to pay an outsourcer $8 to $10 per hour to lurk on the forums and find people selling links than trying to work out if a link is paid for or not.
  • Profile picture of the author Bambu
    I am sure some Google employs are paid to keep tabs on certain IM/SEO forums. IMO, this is not one of them or if they do, it is low on the list of forums they keep an eye on.
  • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
    If you mean why do people not share their URL when they have a specific question about a site, it's simple. Let's say you found a niche that has the potential to be fairly profitable. No matter how good you are at internet marketing, there are probably people far better at it than you on this forum. So why invite difficult competition into your niche?

    As for Google having spies... I don't think they are really spies, but I'm sure they monitor popular IM and SEO forums to keep tabs on the latest trends. Why wouldn't they? You can pretty much guarantee that if there is a popular trend in SEO on forums, it is going to get targeted by search engines. Look at the most popular link building methods over the past 4-5 years...

    Linkwheels... Dead
    Forum profile links... Dead
    Public blog networks... Dead or being killed off
    • Profile picture of the author gregdavidson727
      Originally Posted by MikeFriedman View Post

      If you mean why do people not share their URL when they have a specific question about a site, it's simple. Let's say you found a niche that has the potential to be fairly profitable. No matter how good you are at internet marketing, there are probably people far better at it than you on this forum. So why invite difficult competition into your niche?

      As for Google having spies... I don't think they are really spies, but I'm sure they monitor popular IM and SEO forums to keep tabs on the latest trends. Why wouldn't they? You can pretty much guarantee that if there is a popular trend in SEO on forums, it is going to get targeted by search engines. Look at the most popular link building methods over the past 4-5 years...

      Linkwheels... Dead
      Forum profile links... Dead
      Public blog networks... Dead or being killed off
      Yeah, but there could be another value there that you're missing. You're saying that forum signatures have no SEO value. But if the percentage of returning visitors is a factor, then they do. Right now my percentage is above 40%. That's because I keep on posting in this forum and the same people keep on visiting my site. The same goes for bounce rate. If I'm promoting my website with "useless backlinks" but that improves my bounce rate then that could also effect my rankings in the search engines. It tells Google that I'm not spamming and focusing on a relevant audience.
  • Profile picture of the author RedShifted
    I've actually spent the last couple of days going through all my backlinks and removing my money site link from threads. Eventually I will remove it from my profile too.

    I don't think anyone would want to compete with me right now. Its too early. And you do need special certification to sell what I sell. But I'm still investing a lot of time and money to dominate the SERPs. So 6 months from now, I may have competitors in my industry, searching my links on here, and that would not be good at all.

    I'm not actually worried about people on WF. I'm worried about people in my niche, most who don't hang out on WF, finding certain posts I've made, that outline many of my strategies.

    Call it paranoia, but I've done so much spying on my competitors, that naturally you start getting paranoid yourself. =]

    -Red
  • Profile picture of the author Danny Shaw
    Yes there is... No question! WF, BHW, TRT and others are all watched for reactions of propaganda and sneaky tracking. Why try and guess what a crowd of people intend if you can just read their open discussions? True high level marketers know to keep quite about what works! And then maybe in a year when it is dying down sell the idea/technique to others..... Yes it is a dog eat.......
  • Profile picture of the author yukon
    Posting a link on an IM forum to a money site would be equivalent to throwing yourself in front of a bus.
  • Profile picture of the author gregdavidson727
    Originally Posted by uzojvp View Post

    What could be the reason most people hide their Signature on WF when either asking a question?
    1. Is it that there are google spies here
    2. or they don't want other warriors for outrank them
    3. or kill their site with negative seo or what??

    One of my reasons for asking this question is because I see a lot of people ask question and refuse to give the website and keyword they are looking for the solution for....
    There are Google spies all around us. They drive up and down your streets with a unique camera on top of their vehicles.
  • Profile picture of the author intergen
    I see spies.....
  • Profile picture of the author jfambrini
    George Orwell was right, he just got the year wrong. Big Brother is here and its name is Google...
    • Profile picture of the author Mike Anthony
      A real google spy would not remove his sig.

      He/she would leave it in place and point it to something like a course on how to build SEO networks so no one would suspect him

      He would get lots of thanks and embed himself as a long time member and earn himself the respect of many and the disdain of many more. He would curse out adsense and tell people adwords is too expensive to use to keep his identity secret.

      He would then post directly in a thread about Google spies enumerating all the things that they would and wouldn't do and then give a sinister laugh to himself as they still could not figure out his identity being quite confident that he could only be joking.
  • Profile picture of the author PerformanceMan
    Why would they bother? There's no info here about SEO that could be used by anyone
  • Profile picture of the author Oranges
    @ tech84 - ROFL! That was hilarious.
    • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
      Originally Posted by Mike Anthony View Post

      I wouldn't be to sure of that. They have three different potential ways

      Logged in users (tracking evidenced by personalized results)
      adsense (where they clearly leave cookies)
      Chrome


      Can't locate every return visitor but they should be able to find some if they want to look.
      Okay, but using any or all of those methods would only allow them to track data for a small percentage of traffic on an even smaller percentage of websites.

      For 80+% of the sites out there, they would have no data. Probably over 90%. That is why I highly doubt it has any impact on rankings. They don't have enough data to incorporate it on the majority of websites.
  • Profile picture of the author IMSince2003
    Google not only monitors this forum, but has several dozen full time employees who pose as senior warriors offering SEO advice to confuse the newbies. They also look at sites in your signature and de-index those too, so be careful!
    • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
      Originally Posted by IMSince2003 View Post

      Google not only monitors this forum, but has several dozen full time employees who pose as senior warriors offering SEO advice to confuse the newbies. They also look at sites in your signature and de-index those too, so be careful!
      I cannot tell if you are being sarcastic or honest.

      We need a sarcasm font.
    • Profile picture of the author JSProjects
      Originally Posted by IMSince2003 View Post

      Google not only monitors this forum, but has several dozen full time employees who pose as senior warriors offering SEO advice to confuse the newbies. They also look at sites in your signature and de-index those too, so be careful!
      I think you are being sarcastic. But I wouldn't put it past them to hire a few low-end employees and force them to monitor the big SEO forums.
  • Profile picture of the author RedShifted
    "Warriro Forum" ..?

    Is that the Spanish version of WF?
    • Profile picture of the author smodha
      Originally Posted by RedShifted View Post

      "Warriro Forum" ..?

      Is that the Spanish version of WF?
      LOL, I was thinking the Japanese clone.
    • Profile picture of the author avimaell
      its "Forum Guerrero" in Spanish dude
  • Profile picture of the author twilightofidols
    Common sense would dictate that they are actively involved in monitoring the SEO marketing community because their multi-billion dollar profits in part depend on whether or not these people are able to manipulate the search results against what is most profitable to Google, and in the interest of the customer base.

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