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  1. #1
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    when I tried a search for some of my keywords at google I found a webpage where nothing appears but a link to "urban discount". Nothing else. I looked into its source code and found the following:

    .<html>

    .<head>

    .<title>results.</title>

    .</head>

    .<body bgcolor="#CCFF66">



    .<form method="POST" action="/ticket-master-in-new-york.htm">
    .<input type="hidden" name="aid" value="160688">
    .<input type="hidden" name="sid" value="13">
    .<input type="hidden" name="hid" value="43373">
    .<input type="hidden" name="sp" value=".5">
    .<input type="hidden" name="show" value="">
    .<input type="hidden" name="q2" value="shop for urban wear at discount">
    .<input type="hidden" name="laa" value="1">


    .<input type="hidden" name="wtpsite" value="marplifeline.org">


    .<!--
    .<font size="2">Your search results for: </font><font size="4">shop for urban wear at discount.</font>
    -->

    .</form>



    .<form method="POST" action="/ticket-master-in-new-york.htm">
    .<input type="hidden" name="aid" value="160688">
    .<input type="hidden" name="sid" value="13">
    .<input type="hidden" name="hid" value="43373">
    .<input type="hidden" name="sp" value=".5">
    .<input type="hidden" name="show" value="">
    .<input type="hidden" name="wtpsite" value="marplifeline.org">
    .<input type="hidden" name="laa" value="1">

    .<p align="center">
    .</form>



    .<br>.<p align="left">.<a href="results.htm?srs=1&query=urban+discount">urban discount.</a>.</p>


    .</BODY>
    .</HTML>

    .<SCRIPT LANGUAGE="JAVASCRIPT">
    .<!--

    function validate()
    {
    if(document.forms[0].query.value=="")
    {
    alert("Please enter a search")
    return false;
    }
    }

    function sub(q)
    {
    document.forms[0].query.value=q;
    document.forms[0].submit();
    return false;
    }
    //-->
    .</script>

    ================================================

    Is this any kind of parasite programming?

    carneol

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    No it's just a form with a field validation script to make sure the proper information is filled out.

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    Thanks. But when I try a search this site appears without any referrence to the search term. I searched for "urban discount", the site appears at place 9 or ten and is indicated as a cash loan site, and when I click this search engine result a blank site appears with just one link in it to "urban discount". Is it the javascript that validates and brings it to a top 10 SE result?

    carneol

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    Pretty darn irritating...

    I would be surprised if Google would act on a complaint, but may be worth a try.

    Fred

    In an effort to watch your cholesterol, you eat Spam Lite.

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    There could be some sort of cloaking going on or possibly it's a 404 page with a simple script for collecting the search term and using it to forward to a paid advertiser.

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