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SEO PranksWell, since I slept through April in its entirety, and missed April Fool’s Day, I’m dedicating May 1st as its make-up day.  Yup – that just happened.  

We all know about the Miserable Failure Google Bombs, but I started to think about other pranks.  There had to be more, right?  Yup.

Smack The Link Finding Tools

Update your websites terms and conditions to include a “service fee” for automated scraping without written consent.  Send Open Site Explorer, Majestic, etc. an invoice with reference to the T&C’s.  Just don’t stand by your mailbox waiting for a check.

Share Analytics Code

Copy the Google Analytics code from the source of a website, and paste it onto one of your crap, spam sites.  Hilarity ensues as they start to notice traffic for Viagra terms.  (Ok, I don’t know if this really works, but I’ve been told it does, and that’s just ridiculous on Google’s part).

Mess With Keyword Reports

Not too unlike the last prank, start Googling terms that will force the target website to appear, while appending funny movie quotes.  When the website shows, click the listing, and laugh at the thought of the SEO looking at their keyword report and seeing “target.com Do You Like Movies About Gladiators?”

Have any of your own pranks to share?

Disclaimer – This post is for entertainment purposes only.  If you actually do this stuff, you have way too much time on your hands, and probably need to find a relationship.  Quick.


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    1. Darin Spears
      May 2, 2012

      SEO pranks??? are there any such things? NO, the pranks only are from Google’s side, just look at Penguin update, I hope it is prank fro Google as it has most of the SEO experts crying..!

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    2. Darin Spears
      May 2, 2012

      SEO pranks??? are there any such things? NO, the pranks only are from Google’s side, just look at Penguin update, I hope it is prank fro Google as it has most of the SEO experts crying..!

      Reply