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Postby Joe Mckay » 10/23/11 07:54 AM

I am noticing something strange when you search for 'Genii Magazine' in GOOGLE. The information given for the geniimagazine.com links seems to have being hijacked. I am not sure if this is happening on anyone else's computer.

Below is a 'cut and paste' of the information I am talking about. It seems to be something to do with a discount software company...

Genii, The Conjurors' Magazine
geniimagazine.com/Cached
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Online store sale with -136% price off for Photoshop Cs3. Our prices: Windows 7 ultimate ($129.90), Microsoft Office Professional 2010 price ($129.90), Adobe ...
The Genii Forum
www.geniimagazine.com/forums/
Genii, The Conjurors ...
iGenii Instructions
geniimagazine.com/.../igenii-instruct...
Software store discount with ...
Contact Us
geniimagazine.com/contact-us/
Online store discount with -120 ...

Download Microsoft Windows ...
geniimagazine.com/forum/
Software store discount with ...
The Berglas Effects
geniimagazine.com/.../the-berglass-e...
Software store discount with ...
Activate iGenii
geniimagazine.com/.../activateigenii/
Online store discount with -195 ...
More results from geniimagazine.com


Anyway - just thought I would let you know.

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Postby mrgoat » 10/23/11 08:40 AM

Indeed, never seen anything like this, weird

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Postby Ian Kendall » 10/23/11 09:01 AM

It's strange. When you click on the main link, you get to www.geniimagazine.com - this is a blank page with no HTML behind it. If you type that address in you get redirected to geniimagazine.com - without the www.
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Postby Tom Stone » 10/23/11 09:33 AM

Very strange. However, the problem seems to be on Google. There's nothing weird in the source, the generated source, the javascript or the css of geniimagazine.com .
If the problem *is* here, it might be in the .htacess file - that it serves a modified content when the user agent is Googlebot.

Probably best to provide Google with a screencapture and ask for advice.
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Postby mrgoat » 10/23/11 09:46 AM

I can't see google being awfully speedy/interested in helping. I'd log a ticket with my hosting company if it was me and get them to fix it.
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Postby Tom Stone » 10/23/11 09:58 AM

I searched a bit, and maybe this is relevant:
http://www.seobook.com/wordpress-blog-hacking-checklist
(see the part about "Google IP Address Targeted Hacking + Cloaked Spam" ).

Perhaps it will help by installing a Wordpress security plugin like:
http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/web ... -security/ or similar. I don't know.
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Postby Tom Stone » 10/23/11 10:00 AM

It seems to be a hack called "WordPress Pharma Hack". Google that phrase, and you'll find plenty of solutions.
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Postby Richard Kaufman » 10/23/11 10:47 AM

Yes, we know all about it. We've been trying to fix it for some time.
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Postby mrgoat » 10/23/11 12:18 PM

It's google caching.

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