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    Exclamation ☢ Quasar Exclusive: Black Hat SEO?! ☢

    By chance I found out today a very interesting scam.

    The following websites are using Black Hat SEO and are spamming the Google index will illegal methods:

    vegasslotsonline.tech

    onlinecasinoohnedownload.tech

    They are using illegal cloaking subpages and all traffic will be redirected to Quasar Casino:

    He is very clever, because if you go directly to his website, nothing bad happens.
    But if you are clicking on any link in the Google SERPS, then you will be redirected to Quasar Casino:


    This are the two affiliate codes:

    de.quasargaming.com/create-account1?bonus=800&btag=655468_EB73DB5B8F3846569A1 957D46BFE1700&pid=108984

    de.quasargaming.com/create-account1?bonus=800&btag=655468_9016ADFE54F54219A8F 4F2A7CC2F05BB&pid=359999

    You can test it!

    Click an any of the subpages (not the root domain, subpages!):

    ===> http://tinyurl.com/j5b8rxy

    ===> http://tinyurl.com/zfjjz4a

    You see, this scammer redirects illegally all Google traffic exclusively (!!!) to Quasar Casino!

    You see at the snippets that he is collecting pieces of all (German) keyword phrases nonsense from all topics to get listed with everything like the hackers are doing it with their description snippets.

    This post is evidence, that you can disable fraudulent affiliate links.

    It's not only unfair of this scammer to use those techniques if you compare it with the work of webmasters who are acting honest regarding SEO, it is just fraud because the Google visitors will be deceived. I am sure this is also a breach of your terms.

    Before I sent a report to Google with some more explanations also about your possible involvement, I give you the chance to fix this Quasar Casino Exclusiv cloaking and redirection scam.

    You should also investigate all .tech domains of your webmasters. This is for sure not an isolated case. Hopefully I will not find another one in some weeks if I start an investigation on Google for other .tech scam domains that are redirecting to Quasar.

    Leopold
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    With all respect Leopold, but cloaking is not illegal!
    There is no law agains black hat SEO!
    Cloaking is for a lot of brands the almost only way to get rankings/visitors in China e.g.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eenzoo View Post
    With all respect Leopold, but cloaking is not illegal!
    There is no law agains black hat SEO!
    There is one, the law of morals and propriety, but obviously a major part of the generation from today don't care about this principles, and they endeavor to be a lousy example for their children.

    I am fed up with all these Good-for-Nothings, who aside enjoying their sociopathy are just too uneducated or just too shady for building up a business with honest and serious [SEO] methods. No doubts, in the real life they are complete losers and shifting for a living with similar methods.

    For me every black hat webmaster, who is doing nothing else than this, is not worth the dirt under the finger-nails. The reputation of this industry is already bad. But if one every day falls into a slick trap on Google or on other places due to the activities of dipsticks or criminals then it's no wonder when most people believe, in the online gaming business are only individuals working with the character of a pimp or a crook.

    And if you look around, also here on GPWA, with more than 50% of the people here the audience is right with their appraisal.

    Oh yes, there is a law. The law of morals and propriety. It's everyone's free choice for acting as a virtual sociopath or as a serious business man. And this I would tell everyone directly in the eyes in the real life, because I lived my life in an era, when values of morals and propriety still counted for something, also for most businesses in the real life like the companies I had with real employees and not with underpaid semi-anonymous outsourced underlings and employee "contracts" that are not worth the ink on the paper.

    Today you see a flood of poor puppets, slaves of Russian oligarchs who are opening one jumping-jack-label online casino after the next with no substance, no future and after some time, when the stolen privacy data from webmasters in this industry is sucked out, there is only - as you said - one "way to get rankings/visitors" left, acting like dirt.

    The same applies to webmaster. I know a lot, who are acting honest and as a serious businessman. But for every honest webmaster you will find three shady ones who have simply not the substance for success without black hat or other things.

    One example for "other things"?
    Bad SEO!
    This is also a sign of mental illness, because only complete idiots believe, they can harm their competitors with thousands of bad backlinks.
    Unfortunately, also a lot of Germans believe, this is their way of business.
    I also received thousands of bad backlinks.
    So what?
    I can only laugh about it.
    They are doing this with no success.
    Just disavow the links in Google Webmaster Tools.
    They will have no success.
    But it shows their character.
    The character of a sociopath.

    Leopold
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    After there is still no reply from Quasar regarding this serious black hat issue, but an answer from a representative in another thread here in the area, the question arises: Are these no affiliate domains but under hidden ownership of Quasar directly?

    This is a legitimate question, because Malwarebytes Anti-Malware also don't like - with good reasons - this Quasar redirections black hat scam domains.

    I am a little bit concerned that after the hacking-wave is over - with the help of GPWA - only three main accomplices left - yes, concerned, because every program has a Cain's Mark forever who is still working with the hacker, concerned, that now "classic" replacement actions like black hat scam take the seat.

    Again: No reply = legitimate question:
    Are these no affiliate domains but under hidden ownership of Quasar directly?

    And because you are very heavy targeted to the German market it would be a good idea to answer me, who is coming from Germany and has one special major position on Google SERPS for people who are slot players and searching for fraud in gambling halls (and online casinos).

    It will be the best, that you officially announce, that black hat seo is permitted to do for any webmaster of Quasar Gaming to target the complete traffic to Quasar Casino ... or hopefully not.

    To simplify it I put it into a simple question, that can be answered also very simple:

    Do Quasar Gaming permit black hat SEO to their affiliates?

    Leopold


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    Hi Leopold,

    First of all, apologies for the late reply. We do actually get busy here at Quasar.

    We are very lucky to have people like you protecting the integrity of the internet. However you must know that those domains are in no way owned or directly connected to Quasar Limited.

    For the sake of clarity and for future readers i will explain what cloaking is.
    Cloaking is the art of redirecting the user and search engine robots to two (or more) different versions of a page from the same URL. Cloaking is used for many valid reasons. However in some cases users abuse this in ways to manipulate search results and this is out of our control.

    As for the question "Do Quasar Gaming permit black hat SEO to their affiliates?" We cannot interfere with the affiliate's methods and methodologies unless the affiliate breaches any of Quasar Affiliate's terms and condition. However if he does, then we will take appropriate action.

    I hope that you are satisfied with this reply and if you are not, don't hesitate to post again.

    Kind Regards
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    As for the question "Do Quasar Gaming permit black hat SEO to their affiliates?" We cannot interfere with the affiliate's methods and methodologies unless the affiliate breaches any of Quasar Affiliate's terms and condition."

    O.k., then I have to phrase the question in a different way: "Do Quasar Affiliate's terms and condition permit traffic from affiliates, traffic that was generated with technical conjuring tricks to intentionally deceive and fool people on the internet and to force people against their will with no chance to prevent this in advance because they are deceived and fooled, force this people to visit [on their own risk for their computer] the Quasar Casino?"

    This question can be answered with a simple "yes" or "no".

    Former U.S. Ambassador Adlai Stevenson will confirm it if he could.

    Leopold
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    Dear Leopold,

    The prompt response is highly appreciated.

    You can read our terms and conditions and find out for yourself. Our terms and conditions are solid, fair and up to today's standards like every other casino in this industry.

    I hope that you are satisfied with this reply and if you are not, don't hesitate to post again.

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    "You can read our terms and conditions and find out for yourself."

    It's really not a good idea to treat me like an idiot.

    You want that I give you the answer you refuses to give ... and a terms and condition challenge?
    Next week.
    I promise it.
    Sober and with simple facts.

    I wish you a wonderful weekend.
    Greetings from Germany, one of your main market after Star Games is burned off here in my country because of ... you know, why.

    Leopold

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    "Our terms and conditions are solid, fair and up to today's standards like every other casino in this industry."

    This is the untruth.

    "6.3 Without prejudice to the provisions in the immediately preceding clause, as a courtesy to its affiliates, Quasargaming.com may charge a reduced VAT rate in respect of commissions arising from traffic generated from specific territories to be determined by Quasargaming.com from time to time. Notwithstanding this, Quasargaming.com reserves the right to rescind this courtesy, at its sole discretion and without the obligation to provide any prior notice, and apply the full VAT rate applicable to such commissions at law."

    This is not "
    fair and up to today's standards". This is just greed and a simple check proves that terms like that cannot be find in "every other casino [program] in this industry".

    In the program info here on GPWA ( http://www.gpwa.org/affiliate-program/quasar-affiliates ) is standing that you have the following quota: "12.3 For the purposes of these Terms and Conditions, an Affiliate Account shall be deemed to be “Inactive” when no Players have been directed to Quasargaming.com by the Affiliate for a period of six (6) months from the date of the opening of the Affiliate Account."

    This information is no longer valid. You missed [intentionally?] to inform GPWA about the fact, that you changed later (?) your terms and injected some additional quota into it what is everything else but "
    fair and up to today's standards" because the Add-On-Trick with "dormant" affiliate accounts includes every 6-month period and not only the first 6 month (what looks more "friendly"):

    "12.6 [...] an Affiliate Account shall be deemed to be “Dormant” when an Affiliate generates Players upon the opening of the Affiliate Account and thereafter but then ceases to generate new Players for a period of six (6) months."

    As a result ...

    12.5 In the event that an Affiliate Account is deemed to be Dormant, Quasargaming.com reserves the right to alter the referral commission rates payable to said Affiliate in respect of any new Players generated by same.

    That make the original "more friendly" quota to a joke, because of the Add-On-Trick again here it is:

    12.3 For the purposes of these Terms and Conditions, an Affiliate Account shall be deemed to be “Inactive” when no Players have been directed to Quasargaming.com by the Affiliate for a period of six (6) months from the date of the opening of the Affiliate Account.

    As a result ...

    12.1 In the event that an Affiliate Account is deemed to be Inactive, Quasargaming.com reserves the right to terminate said Affiliate Account. Termination shall be carried out as described in Section 11. Should the Affiliate wish to resume business with Quasargaming.com a new registration must be undertaken.

    It is not a coincidence that in both cases first is printed the consequence and later (!) the reason!

    12.6 ... 12.5
    12.3 ... 12.1

    So finally you forced me to unmask your terms and gave me the tip, that I should "read [your] terms and conditions and find out for yourself." to find the answer to my question if "Quasar Affiliate's terms and condition permit traffic from affiliates, traffic that was generated with technical conjuring tricks to intentionally deceive and fool people on the internet and to force people against their will with no chance to prevent this in advance because they are deceived and fooled, force this people to visit [on their own risk for their computer] the Quasar Casino?"

    Obviously you permit traffic like that because one term is very clear:


    4.5 The Affiliate is prohibited from [...] any unauthorized forms of marketing.

    You have knowledge about the case, and the links are still online. That means that you gave this scammer authorization to do so.

    "Our terms and conditions are solid, fair and up to today's standards like every other casino in this industry.

    After showing you your own words and your terms you see, that it would have been better not to treat me like an idiot and
    not to refuse the answer which is so obvious.

    This short post is the result of "You can read our terms and conditions and find out for yourself." and sober truth, that your terms are not "fair" and far away from "today's standard".

    You should ask Rebecca if it was the right move to communicate with me in this way or if it was just a disservice. Even if she and me have not the same opinion all the time, for me she is the preferred dialog partner.

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    Good afternoon,

    just saw with Anthony's updated list ( http://www.gpwa.org/forum/netrefer-p...tml#post836155 ) that you are also part of this new "No-Deposit-Stats-Conspiracy" group.

    I will make again the question very easy.
    Is it your intention to leave the conspiracy and provide deposit stats or do you want to remain in that group?

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    JUst to interject on the orig part of this thread, base64 re-direct on google traffic. THis is not really cloaking this is 99% site hacking. I would wager heavily that the site owner does not know of this re-direct at all, and the affiliate is actually breaking the law by adding this code to anthers site.
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    If it is hacking then:


    1st degree Damage to or the value of the property or computer services is over $10,000 B felony (up to 20 years in prison, a fine of up to $15,000, or both)

    In this case the affiliate program is an accomplice. Under the English common law, an accomplice is a person who actively participates in the commission of a crime, even if they take no part in the actual criminal offense.
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    Hi Leopold,

    At the moment we show deposit amounts to all affiliates on a CPA deal and all Revenue Share affiliates that request it.

    Secondly, as of February 1st there will be no need to request it and Deposits will be shown in all affiliate accounts regardless of the plan they are on.

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    Good afternoon,

    just saw with Anthony's updated list ( http://www.gpwa.org/forum/netrefer-p...tml#post836155 ) that you are also part of this new "No-Deposit-Stats-Conspiracy" group.

    I will make again the question very easy.
    Is it your intention to leave the conspiracy and provide deposit stats or do you want to remain in that group?

    Leopold


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    "as of February 1st [...] Deposits will be shown in all affiliate accounts regardless of the plan they are on."

    Thank you very much.

    This is the step into the right direction and to industry standard, hopefully also GPWA/APCW standard as it was promised:

    ===>
    http://www.gpwa.org/forum/affiliate-outrage-over-vanishing-act-apcw-perspectives-20-january-2017-a-230381.html#post836383


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