PageJacking in SEO


What is PageJacking in SEO

There are thousands of SEO techniques and methods which people practice to make their website famous or earn money instantly by running blogs. PageJacking is one of those techniques.  It can drive traffic to your website/blog by fooling search engines.

This is basically a process or illegally copy famous or well settled website content. Mostly by source code & put redirection on traffic so that it can be diverted to another platform/website. To accomplish pagejacking, a fraudulent pagejacker copies a favorite Web page from a reputable site, including its actual HTML code.

People who perform this method illegally direct traffic from the original site to cloned Web pages. Pagejacking method rely on search engines to index bogus site content to enable search result ranking and display with the original site.

How Pagejacking works

If you ever get redirected to a website which you don’t want to open then you have experienced the pagejacking. Mostly we can see these types of techniques on Download niche website. The websites which offer downloads. If the website visitor (user) clicks on download button, he/she get redirected to another website/blog. It works similar to Mousetrapping.  In mousetrapping, website owners create codes which eliminate the ability to close the website. It makes website visitor (user) to stay on website forcefully. When the user tries to click on close button, he/she get redirected to another website/blog.

Use of Pagejacking in SEO

This is a black hat SEO technique used by bloggers, affiliate marketers and people who doesn’t care about long term marketing benefits. This is strictly “NOT RECOMMENDED” method. If you are a digital marketer and looking for long term market results, then never follow any Black Hat SEO technique. This technique has different names such as Trafficjacking, viewsjacking and visitorjacking.

Hope this information would help you to understand pagejacking technique and it’s usage.

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