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The Hyves Hype!

It really sounds strange, but mysteriously it just works…

At the moment, it´s possible to check if a domain got penalized for selling links (or lost pagerank due any other kind of malicious activity).
The only thing you gotta do is put „hyves“ as a subdomain in front of the domain to be checked.

=> hyves.domain.com

It´s important that hyves is no existing subdomain of that peticular domain, otherwise it won´t work!

You will now get one of three different results for the pagerank of this non-existent subdomain -> PR7, PR4 and PR0.

PR7 means that the domain is perfectly fine
PR4 means that the domain got penalized by google
PR0 means that the domain got banned in Google

It´s really totally weird, but all the domains I checked had the right result! And all of my friends had a 100% accurate results too! I seriously have no idea, why this works, but apparently it does…

Check for example:

-> hyves.oswd.org (PR 4 – Clearly selling links under „Supporters“, and lost Pagerank lately)

-> hyves.tomshardware.com (PR 4 – Clearly selling links under „Partners“, and lost Pagerank lately)

-> hyves.google.com (PR 7 – Clearly not selling links 🙂 …)

It really works with every domain I know that lost pagerank due to link-selling over here in germany… so weird!!

So check it fast, cause I think that this thing, for whatever reason it works, won´t work much longer, now that´s it´s public 🙂

Thanks to Bastian, Torsten and Mario!

UPDATE: Apparently it´s not working anymore! All sites are returning a PR0 at the moment. Pretty strange, right? I mean -> if it was bullshit or some kind of hoax, why was Google so incredibly fast to make it not work anymore… 🙂

89 Comments on "The Hyves Hype!"

  1. Unknown sagt:

    Viral marketing successful, congrats 😉

  2. Unknow II sagt:

    Das ist wirklich virales Marketing in Reinform.
    Dafür auch meine Glückwünsche 😉

  3. Looks like that like tool has been „fixed“ by Google. At least it does not work for me. Too late to the party!

  4. yeap, no longer works.. I am a sad panda

  5. Jan Alvin sagt:

    Maybe G already found out about this post, and decided to take it out.

  6. jake sagt:

    doesn’t work at all…every page I’ve check gives back PR 0

  7. mediadonis sagt:

    Jesus – People, read the post:

    „UPDATE: Apparently it´s not working anymore! All sites are returning a PR0 at the moment. Pretty strange, right? I mean -> if it was bullshit or some kind of hoax, why was Google so incredibly fast to make it not work anymore…“

    Google fixed that loophole already!

  8. niemieckacipka sagt:

    hi
    so where did you ind that info?

  9. mediadonis sagt:

    Dunno where it really got published first, but I got it from the three blogs I thanked at the end of the post.
    I guess it was first seen in germany in this blogpost on the popular german SEO forums Abakus:
    http://www.abakus-internet-marketing.de/foren/viewtopic/t-67388.html

  10. John Lessnau sagt:

    And I thought Google banned itself http://www.hyves.google.com/ 🙂

  11. Lhincy sagt:

    Hello,

    So bad, its too fast, have not seen the result… Wish you did some screenshots…

  12. Bill Treloar sagt:

    Too bad — they’ve already fixed this so it doesn’t work anymore. Darn!

  13. Seo Services India sagt:

    Well.. It didn’t worked with me. I kept hyves as subdomain in front of my domain. Its not showing any result.:(
    Is there any way I can check that??

  14. mediadonis sagt:

    @Lhincy: There are two screenshots over at SERoundTable ->
    http://www.seroundtable.com/archives/019249.html

  15. TraiaN sagt:

    http://hyves.yahoo.com/ – returns a 0 page rank. So, Yahoo! have been banned? Don’t think so

  16. mediadonis sagt:

    JESUS
    Just read the Update posted about a week (!!!) ago!

    „UPDATE: Apparently it´s not working anymore! All sites are returning a PR0 at the moment. Pretty strange, right? I mean -> if it was bullshit or some kind of hoax, why was Google so incredibly fast to make it not work anymore…“

    It worked only 12 hours overall! You´re only about a week late!

  17. Mark sagt:

    Yeah, it doesn’t work. Too bad. There was no sure-fire way to check these sorts of things. Probably not a hoax, but a Google experiment. Alpha not Beta like all their released products that are always in development.

    It was a dream while it lasted.

  18. adi sagt:

    it doesn’t work

  19. mediadonis sagt:

    Well, if you´d bother to read the update, I wrote about 2 month (!!) ago, you´d know, it doesn´t work any more:

    „UPDATE: Apparently it´s not working anymore! All sites are returning a PR0 at the moment. Pretty strange, right? I mean -> if it was bullshit or some kind of hoax, why was Google so incredibly fast to make it not work anymore… :-)“

  20. Chris sagt:

    also der Bericht ist ja sehr interessant und ich habe das mal gleich ausprobiert mit hyves.domain.de und bin leider auf keine Ergenisse gestoßen

  21. Chris sagt:

    I try it to and it doesn´t work. whats happend?

  22. mediadonis sagt:

    Und auch für Dich Spätzünder zum mittlerweile vierten Mal -> LIES DAS UPDATE, welches ich vor über 3 Monaten (!!!) hinzugefügt habe:

    UPDATE: Apparently it´s not working anymore! All sites are returning a PR0 at the moment. Pretty strange, right? I mean -> if it was bullshit or some kind of hoax, why was Google so incredibly fast to make it not work anymore… 🙂

    Die ganze Sache hat lediglich ein paar Stunden am 20.Januar funktioniert!

  23. etcwd sagt:

    hello. i tried your example buy it doesnt work for me. why?

  24. mediadonis sagt:

    Because you didn´t read the Update at the end of the post…

  25. Andy Kuiper sagt:

    Very interesting find; I can’t get it to work… but this article was published long ago — love these types of finds though 🙂
    Thanks for letting us know.
    Andy 🙂

  26. Alexander sagt:

    Too bad that this does not work anymore. However I can’t see how this is possibly even possible to do. To create a sub-domain you need access to the websites files etc and Google has no way of getting that access. It just sound weird.

    However if it worked it must have been cool. 😛

  27. Simon sagt:

    Weiß jemand ob das mit dem hyves heutzutage noch funktioniert?

  28. Very interesting …
    Thanks for letting us know.

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