Apr 1, 2007 114 reads by Navneet Kaushal

The Matt Cutts Blog Gets hacked.
This is what currently displaying on his blog:

Dark SEO Team has had a bit of a spat with Google's Matt Cutts from back in 2005 over URL hijacking. Looks like they've pulled a dirty one on Matt.
Matt's upgrade of WordPress installation from 2.0.x to 2.1.x  was already giving him problems.

I think this could be an april fools joke. With Matt being away from his computer until Monday, you might see the screen above for awhile on his blog.

Update, Update:

The story has become a little more unbelievable now. Seemingly, Matt Cutts has  gone ahead and hacked the site of his hackers. Here is the screenshot:

Dark SEO Team hacked

The message left on the site ends with a nasty "All your backlinks are belong to us!" However, is this an April Fool gimmick or a serious cross-hacking war? If it were real hacking, Matt's site should have been fixed by now, at least. And if it is not real hacking, hats off to Matt for making everyone so clueless.

Navneet Kaushal

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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