When you decide to hijack a site in the Google serps, it makes sense to do one that will benefit you in some way, while not raising yourself too high on the search engine’s radar. So, it obviously makes perfect sense to go and hijack the Google AdSense site 😉
Yes, the first result for “Google AdSense” and “AdSense” goes to www.all-in-one-business.com/adsense/, which if you click it, goes straight to the Google AdSense main index page. And if you watch the redirect fast enough, you can see the www.all-in-one-business.com/adsense/ page sitting pretty with a PR9. The actual Google AdSense main page is a grey bar. The Google cache of the www.all-in-one-business.com/adsense/ page also shows the Google AdSense index page.
What is more, that all-in-one-business.com page has managed to amass 3,040 backlinks. All of those backlinks – including internal links within the AdSense support site – are actually pointing to www.google.com/adsense/, even though the link command “link:www.all-in-one-business.com/adsense/” was used in Google.
And in fact, doing a search for the www.google.com/adsense URL in Google reveals that the page is not indexed as itself, but only as www.google.com/adsense?hl=en_ US&sourceid=aso&subid=us-et-ads.
So, just for fun, lets plug www.all-in-one-business.com/adsense/ into Google, and see what happens.
And suddenly, there is the extended version of the AdSense URL showing for the page listing information.
Welcome to the Google Update Bourbon 😉
Of course, there is just far too much irony in the fact a Google program’s URL has been hijacked in its own search results. Don’t wait to check, I am sure this one won’t last long! Kudos to Dotcomicide for noticing that Google AdSense no longer had the first ranking for AdSense in the Google serps… then I couldn’t resist digging a little further into why that was 😉