Gaming Google’s Rich Snippets, Auto-Approval and Microformats for increased CTR

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OBR asked 8 months ago
Interesting:

Webmasters can currently “game” Google’s rich snippets whitelisting and put some fake microformat / metadata on your site to get increased clicks from SERP pages and allowing you to “outclick” those ranked above you in the search results in many cases.

e.g.
microformat-hacking.jpg

info here

6 Answers
Rak answered 8 months ago
did you try it out? google will probably catch on quickly and it will become obsolete

OBR answered 8 months ago
well it’s either that or everyone does it and we see 10 sites with 5/5 stars and a zillion + reviews…

yeh it works

arkyt answered 8 months ago
I would have thought it would be easy enough for Google to find the cheats and punish them, but clearly that site in the video you linked does not have 14925 reviews. I wonder how long they’ve been getting away with it?

Rak answered 8 months ago
can confirm it works…

casinoplanet answered 8 months ago
I think these are very risky methods. Google will also notice this hack and punish the sites using it severely. So, I’ll just stick to white hat, since this always pays off in the long run.

JillO answered 8 months ago
@casinoplanet 234413 wrote:

I think these are very risky methods. Google will also notice this hack and punish the sites using it severely. So, I’ll just stick to white hat, since this always pays off in the long run.

I’m leaning to agree… I feel like this is a short-lived practice that can work, but then perhaps hurting you in the end…

Here’s some details on a Rich Snippet tool for affiliates that’s considered White Hat practices:

Rich Snippets Tool for Increased Traffic