ahh, the infamous SAPE! The clever network that those cheeky Russians devised to combat Google’s Penguin quality over quantity algorithms, well for those saying it is “dead” I can tell you in fact, it’s FAR from dead.
Now, for those of you that don’t know – The meme above (Which I made, yes, I thought I was rather genius in fact) refers to this Tweet, by Matt Cutts himself –
â€” Matt Cutts (@mattcutts) February 13, 2013
So, as everyone becomes a pessimist and starts worrying that their site is going to get de-indexed and their tiny online real estate world is going to crumble into oblivion, I tell you this: You’re wrong & most of all.. You’re stupid if you think Google can de-index a new form of network. As you see, not many people know what SAPE truly is, but it’s a platform that has new sites and pages added every DAY. For Google to de-index every page of SAPEs network, that’d be like me trying to read the entire Moz Blog from the beginning in 1 day, every day. It’s just not feasible and not possible.
Where do SAPE Links come from?
I also thought I’d elaborate a bit more on where said links actually come from, well.. we all know that the Russians love to have credit card thief gangs and hacking crews from the real criminals e.g. -Â http://www.forbes.com/sites/kenrapoza/2012/04/24/russias-millionaire-dollar-hackers/Â to the ones on SAPE. You see, SAPE is actually a platform where hacked sites or “injected sites” get a script embedded onto the site, hence why your backlinks are added in minutes, literally – The entire process is automated, even most of the hacking! So technically, anyone who has bought SAPE links could be prosecuted under the Computer Misuse act (or any equivalent literature).
Sape is FAR from Dead –
Back to my main point though, SAPE is far from dead, I’ve seen sites rank purely from backlink profiles from, well.. dodgy? (is that the correct word?) link profiles. Literally the entire site has around 17,000 backlinks from .Ru’s with DAs of 40+ – it’s ridicolous, the size of the SAPE Network is beyond belief and when they add 400 – 6,000 new sites (That’s not links by the way, thats sites) every DAY, it makes it impossible to track down all of them.
Google can try it’s best, and maybe they’ll work out the injecting script and be able to combat it or something along those lines, but for all those criminals out there who want to make a quick buck.. I’d suggest buying a couple 1,000 links from SAPE and blasting your way to the top. I’d show a couple of examples, but I’d rather not be associated with my private research – If you catch my drift.