Be aware Google.com is different than ɢoogle.com!

 

Which one do you use, Google.com or ɢoogle.com? Be careful about the capital G, which is not the same, as you have probably noticed because it makes a great difference. Namely, one new trickery has been added to a long list of such and similar scams most of us have encountered at some point. The fake search engine ɢoogle.com has been recently developed and, as some believe, its appearance may be just the beginning of even worse things.

Google Analytics traffic searches showed the fake Google as traffic from “secret.ɢoogle.com.” earlier this year, sometimes alongside “Vote for Trump!” message as the page title. According to Analytics Edge, “the group behind this domain had used it for “referral spam,” which is a term that describes the side-effect of somebody abusing a site’s resources or linking back in massive numbers.” Furthermore, the inventors of the Google faker managed to design it in a way that would “hide the true location of incoming links.”

Once you try to navigate to the address, you are redirected to what appear to be the lyrics to Pink Floyd’s song Money. On the web page itself there are also instructions on how to use it.

New Google Logo Sept 2015

Russian spammer Vitaly Popov, who is behind this project, insists his scams are no crime, but only “creative marketing,” as he names them. This is not the first time he has used this technique to create fake sites. He has also created the ilovevitaly.com referral traffic which has caused numerous issues for webmasters and web owners.

Finally, this is how he managed to do it. What he used was the character Unicode 0262, a part of the expanded Unicode character set, a.k.a. “Latin Letter Small Capital G.” Thus, the web page looks similar to the original, but if you access it, you’ll immediately notice that that is not what you are searching for.

As we mentioned above, the Google faker has caused concern about the possibility of other spammers using the same method in creating clones of other websites. We hope there won’t be any major issues in the future, but, still, be careful!

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Google Doodle Celebrates Lebanon’s Independence Day 2014!

Google Doodle Lebanese Independence 2014

Google has come up with a special Google doodle for Lebanon’s independence day this year.

This is the fifth year where Google celebrates Lebanon’s independence day, here’s the other Doodles:

Lebanon Independence Day
2013

The Lebanese Independence Day, on November 22, 1943, is a national day celebrated in remembrance of the liberation from the French Mandate which was exercised over Lebanese soil for over 23 years.

File:Prince Majeed Arslan 5.jpg

Google Doodle Celebrates Lebanon’s Independence Day 2013!

Lebanon Independence Day

Google has come up with a special Google doodle for Lebanon’s independence day this year.

This is the fourth year where Google celebrates Lebanon’s independence day, here’s the other Doodles:

The Lebanese Independence Day, on November 22, 1943, is a national day celebrated in remembrance of the liberation from the French Mandate which was exercised over Lebanese soil for over 23 years.

File:Prince Majeed Arslan 5.jpg

Google Doodle Celebrates Lebanon’s Independence Day

Google has come up with a special Google doodle for Lebanon’s independence day.

This is the third year where Google celebrates Lebanon’s independence day, here’s the other Doodles:

The Lebanese Independence Day, on November 22, 1943, is a national day celebrated in remembrance of the liberation from the French Mandate which was exercised over Lebanese soil for over 23 years.

File:Prince Majeed Arslan 5.jpg
Emir Majid kissing the first Lebanese flag in 1943