Yahoo SERP Lists Google Group That Redirects To MFA Search Page

Talk about a maze. I was checking one of my keywords at Yahoo and found down at the number 10 spot a listing for what would appear to be a Google Group covering the subject. The url should have told me something was most probably amiss.

groups.google.com/group/loan-loans-bad-bad/web/currency_trading.html

The arbitragers are getting really creative. But I really want to know how they got someone at Google to create the redirect. It is a little hard to do that without access to the server.

Now you aren't finding the result in the Google organic results, so I guess Yahoo places more stock in Google Groups than Google itself! After this they may be a little less likely to do so.

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Frank Watson has been involved with the Web since it started. For the past five years, he headed SEM for FXCM -- at one time one of the top 25 spenders with AdWords. He has worked with most of the major analytics companies and pioneered the ability to tie online marketing with offline conversion.

He has now started his own marketing agency, Kangamurra Media. This new venture will keep him busy when he is not editing the Search Engine Watch forums, blogging at a number of authoritative sites, and developing some interesting online community sites.

He was one of the first 100 AdWords Professionals, a Yahoo and Overture Ambassador, and a member or mod of many of the industry forums. He is also on the Click Quality Council and has worked hard to diminish click fraud.