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404'ing bad links?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by ElderNewb, Jul 11, 2017.

  1. ElderNewb

    ElderNewb Newbie

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    Hey! New here...

    I just came across this Webmaster Central thread where John Mueller said:

    "To be clear, I have never seen a case where bad links pointing to URLs that return 404 have ever caused a website any noticeable problem in web-search. 404s are a part of the internet, they're expected to be seen when a non-existent URL is crawled, there's no reason that I can think of where it would make sense to count 404s against a site."

    Sooo... if you are looking at an expired domain for a PBN and it has a page or two with some shit links to it, could you simply not recreate that page and be off the hook? Anyone have experience with this?

    [Edit] Not allowed to post links yet :( You can find the thread in Google...
     
  2. aidenhera

    aidenhera Elite Member

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    I guess whole domain would be affected if you got really shit links. Depends what you mean by shit links. I pointed gsa on moneysite but never experienced the true shit links (so i didnt face any penalties nor deranking)