Gmail Hit by the Infamous 302 Hijack!

Aug 6, 2008 | 2,699 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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According to The Google Cache, Gmail has been hijacked by the infamous 302 Hijack, that until a few years ago had been used on a wide basis to steal rankings.

The embarrassing hijack of Gmail illustrated below via Images:

“As you can see, Gmail.com, or mail.google.com, are not ranking for the keyword gmail.com in Google. Instead, the ranking is replaced by a spam blog on blogspot.com”

gmail 302 1 Gmail Hit by the Infamous 302 Hijack!

However, the cache image still shows the page as Gmal.com.

gmail 302 2 Gmail Hit by the Infamous 302 Hijack!

“The perpetrator may have done this accidentally, however it appears that he did use spam-links to attempt to rank the site.”

gmail 302 3 Gmail Hit by the Infamous 302 Hijack!

But, now it seems that Google has taken care of this problem and has restored Gmail to its original status.

gmail 302 4 Gmail Hit by the Infamous 302 Hijack!

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Navneet Kaushal

Navneet Kaushal is the founder and CEO of PageTraffic, an SEO Agency in India with offices in Chicago, Mumbai and London. A leading search strategist, Navneet helps clients maintain an edge in search engines and the online media. Navneet's expertise has established PageTraffic as one of the most awarded and successful search marketing agencies.
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