NEWS FROM THE LAB - Monday, April 27, 2009

Swine Flu SEO Posted by Sean @ 09:34 GMT

Swine Flu is in the news worldwide and search trends are spiking in North America:

Swine Flu, Google Trends

We're seeing lots of domains being registered. Here's a list of the ones registered over the weekend.

Swine Flu

No malware sites… yet. But plenty of them are opportunistic:


Click on the "Add to Cart" button at noswineflu.com and you'll be asked to buy a PDF file called "Swine Flu Survival Guide" for $19.95.

Swine Flu Survival Guide $19.95

You'd be better off spending your money on this.

Updated to add: Joe, the owner of noswineflu.com sent us a copy of his PDF.

It's 19 pages opinion and advice, and the copy that we received is NOT malware.

Remember, this post notes the creation of opportunistic sites, not malicious ones.

And we still do not recommend the purchase…