Google Docs at #2 in Google for "Ringtones"

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I was shown an interesting search result a couple of days ago.

Here are the Google results for the keyword ringtones from January 16, 2007 — notice that the #2 result is Google Docs:

Google Docs at #2 for ringtones

Clicking on the link takes one to the Google Docs page shown below:

Google Docs page about ringtones

This subdomain of the PR10 site google.com is ranking very well for its keyword. It's main outbound link goes to a page on a subdomain of aol.com — the ringtones page shown below:

The AOL.com page on ringtones

The AOL.com page uses JavaScript to load more JavaScript from a domain called o0o0.com. That extra JavaScript redirects to http://yourfastfind.org/search.php?aid=54639&q=Ringtones&said=a-001, a page full of PPC ads as shown below:

PPC ads for a spammer

YourFastFind.org was registered December 6, 2006 to someone with a Chinese address.

The keyword ringtones is often filled with spam, but this case is especially interesting because it's located on a Google.com subomain.

When I was first shown this spam, Yahoo SiteExplorer did not show any backlinks for the Google Docs page. Today, January 20th, 2007, Yahoo SiteExplorer shows 6,583 backlinks to that Google Docs page (including the link from my site), and Altavista shows 11,300 backlinks to that page. It looks like someone used a script to put comment spam in Gallery site and other locations to build up massive link popularity.

For more on Google and ringtones, see the newer post called <