(Are "links" almost meaningless?)
(Uh? Should a searching site have 'links'?)
(Should a bunch of rotten lobbyists be allowed to annoy humans to no-end?)
(Never underestimate their importance...)
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Reversing software is a very noble activity for any gentleseeker and/or ladyseeker...
SEOs (search engines spammers) lairs
Here some capable spammers began long ago discussing, learning -and teaching- how to spam search engines for money... this notwithstanding it was, and at times still is, maybe, the best scattered bunch of free information on search engines algos that you could bump into on the whole web: commercial clowns... but with style and knowledge: they did -and sometime still do- deserve some (limited) respect.
This is now -alas- almost no more true. Their seeking knowledge is getting useless for real seekers, since it is more and more maniacally oriented into just spamming search engines algos, no matter how slimy the means (but they still resist even slimier approaches).
Places like Webmasterworld were once upon a time among the best and most interesting messageboard clusters, yet, as you will realise if you visit this sort of places, the tragedy is that they all see the web as a mere way to scrap some money, instead as a great opportunity for spreading information and knowledge. And they don't even realize that they lose thattaway.
Such an approach is always very shortsighted: in fact they do not understand that their own (relative) value was/is due to the fact that they spread information. And they do not realize that the very structure of the web works against this kind of approach. The web was made for sharing, not for hoarding, nor for selling. Making money out of little web-tricks is like building castles on sand and clay in front of the coming tide. It last as long as nobody looks...
Until recently there were (sometime there still are... that's the reason I still provide these links) a lot of little tiny gems buried among the boring commercial SEO crap. It's also great fun to see whole bunches of cloaking-happy lackeys just dance around and make meaningless noises whenever google's whips (rightly) hit them in the dollar groins.
This decadence is probably due to the fact that they had to endure internal divisions: some (a tag less 'unethical') SEOs left for good (see below) while a mob of the most heviest spammers decided to take control of the place (slowly turning it into utter meaninglessness):
http://www.searchengineworld.com/home.htm Haven for pro-SE spammers: main portal
http://www.searchengineworld.com/forum911/ Sub-board for evil spammers and assorted cloakers.
the "access-protections" routines for the above links can be bypassed with the usual tricks, but -as somebody wrote- "it is not much worth anymore checking such links: these spammers can only generate meaningless crap doorways and cloak them: it doesn't take much brain power to do this and there's nothing left to learn for searchers any more".
You'r probably better served -nowadays- visiting messageboards and blogs where "more ethical" spammers have taken refuge (the very name says it all: "best practices" search engines forum):
Best Practices Search Engine Forums
still people spamming search engines, yet in a 'more ethical' way. Since they fight against the slimest kind of SEOs, and since the slimest ones fight back, there is a lot of information flowing around such SEOs bickering, at times useful stuff as well, even if a seeker definitely has to pinch his nose quite often when wading through these commercial morasses.
(The lore of reversing)
(See also my software protecting links...)
(et ab hic et ab hoc)
(See also my software reversing links...)