A new negative SEO attack method has been discovered. What makes this exploit especially bad is that it is virtually impossible to detect the attacker. There is no way to recover if the attacking website is unknown.
So far, Google is remaining silent on how they intend to proceed to close this exploit in how Google ranks and de-ranks web pages.
It is noteworthy that this exploit has been observed but not tested and verified. If this exploit is real, it has the potential to disrupt Google’s search results in a major way.
How the Attack was Uncovered
The cross site canonical attack was discovered by Bill Hartzer of Hartzer Consulting. A business approached…