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How to fool PageRank

16 years and 3 months ago · listen

Everytime I look at my Google Analytics statistics, there is this article always on the top 5. That is a bit awkward, since it is an article about some changes I made to my blog: why is it so much important to people to all others articles, all this 8 months?

My first thought was someone with a heavy traffic site had linked to this particular article, so I went to Google and searched for sites linking to this specific article. There are no sites or soever linking to it. Hummm, that's strange.

Then I got it! The title of the article is Food Poisining, which has a typo: it should be Food Poisoning. This is a inocent mistake, and by definition, a common one, so I decided to give it a try, and search in Google for 'Food Poisining'. There it is, in a fine 6th place.

update: The article in question was updated with a message explaining the mistake people are doing, and helping them getting the right way.