Poking Google's DNS with a Stick

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Reverse IP Tool and Google Servers
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Get yer tin-foil-hats out, it's poke a stick at Google time again. Darren from NetDragger has unearthed some quite extraordinary domains that appear to resolve to Google servers - i'm no network whizz so you'll have to judge his work for yourselves, but it sure is STRANGE.

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Are those webmasters...

...all trying out the PR10 trick? Sweet!

Really funny to get a list like that (and if it's that easy to get a list, I wonder why the trick is still working)

{hat style="tin-foil"} Or is it really??? {/hat}

all trying out the PR10

all trying out the PR10 trick

Exactly what I wuz thinking

I don't think its the PR10 trick.

That is done with a re-direct.

I don't think it would work (the PR10 trick) if you just point your domain name (or the "www" host at your domain) to one of the Google web server IPs unless the Google web server farm blindly accepts all requests coming in. I would hope they are checking the Host Header or such to ensure proper requests are being handled. There are backward compatible mechanisms (modrewrite for one) to support HTTP 1.0 requests.

If they are blindly accepting all requests on the web farm, then that opens up some interesting test scenarios but I am guessing it would not equate to the PR10 trick since this method is not telling the bot of any sort of redirect. Duplicate content issues could arise. Anyone going to try this out?

Stephen, it is

There's no need to try it out - all the pages in the linked article already has - and then some.. eh, make that a lot.

It's one of a few ways to do it. Just point your DNS at a Google IP and wait for the spider. They will "think" that as your domain name shows up as Google, it is Google. And you will get your PR 10.

It's pretty useless as you'll only have that PR 10 for as long as Googlebot sees this, and you will not get any listings in the SERPS.

>> If they are blindly accepting all requests on the web farm

With their particular "web farm" they kind of have to, wouldn't you say? It all gets orders of magnitude more complicated (and hence expensive) if they don't, afaik.

it really doesn't matter...

The real lesson here is not to use relative urls on your site.

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