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Ahrefs shows 0 backlinks, but I know that's not true

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by macdonjo3, Dec 5, 2015.

  1. macdonjo3

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    Check out this guy's site.

    Backlink profiles are pretty much nil:
    https://ahrefs.com/site-explorer/overview/v2/subdomains/fresh?target=joshmacdonald.org
    https://majestic.com/reports/site-e...ld.org&oq=joshmacdonald.org&IndexDataSource=F

    Check out some of the website mentions (and links): https://www.google.com/search?site=&source=hp&q="joshmacdonald.org"+-site%3Ajoshmacdonald.org&oq="joshmacdonald.org"+-site%3Ajoshmacdonald.org

    Why is Ahrefs not indexing these? Or do you think this guy is riding 100% of social signals? Thousands of Instagram and Twitter followers.
     
  2. Whistleblower

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    for which KWs he is ranking ?
     
  3. Ste Fishkin

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    They take time to pick up links for new sites.

    I see your domain has been registered for a while, have you only recently started to use it?



    OP don't take advise from this member, he is a full on mong.
     
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    I think it takes ahrefs longer to show them ?

    None of the tools are accurate anyway ive found.
     
  5. Whistleblower

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    What?! .
     
  6. Ste Fishkin

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    I think we both know what I am talking about.
     
  7. Whistleblower

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    You intervening in my posts ? Hm Ok.
     
  8. Ste Fishkin

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    I was referring to the fact you seem to only post, total crap. Shit posts as they are called.

    Lets take a look at some of your threads:

    Your method of stealing content from other sources
    http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/black-hat-seo/802242-whistleblowers-too-good-blackhat-trick-free-content.html

    You making a "better" version of my content tutorial:
    http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/black-hat-seo/802674-create-completely-100-unique-content-little-mathematical.html

    A thread literally asking us how you copy and paste from archive.org
    http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/black-hat-seo/804488-even-possible.html

    Just a complete waste of time:
    http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/black-hat-seo/804512-alexa-adsense-honest-survey.html

    Lets look at some of your posts:

    WTF have keywords got to do with Ahrefs crawling links:
    http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/black-hat-seo/806736-ahrefs-shows-0-backlinks-but-i-know-thats-not-true.html#post8471173

    Asking me to do a video tutorial when I just spent 2 hours writing out a real tutorial
    http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/black-hat-seo/806736-ahrefs-shows-0-backlinks-but-i-know-thats-not-true.html#post8471173

    Also on that thread, I totally forgot. Do you know I offered you $500 to write a better tutorial than mine to solve the same problem after you put up some shit post about how it was wrong:
    http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/black-hat-seo/801320-tutorial-creating-scalable-easy-generate-semi-unique-content-mass-2.html

    I also have the gut feeling that you are a previously banned member, some of your posts mention the past when you have only been on this forum for 2 months.

    I honestly believe you are just some gobby teenager, who has nothing to offer but wants to look important.

    Every single post you put up is crap, its just nonsense.
     
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  9. Whistleblower

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    i asked KWs coz thats what made OP to do research on this site. i didn't mean to say that, can you tell me from ahrefs for which kws he is ranking actually. i couldn't see myself coz i don't have semrush sub right now.
     
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    Why don't you simply ignore people like whistleblower. I mean, is it really worth the effort to pile up all these links?
     
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  11. Ste Fishkin

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    Character flaw...
     
  12. macdonjo3

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    To start, he's ranking for his own name, above the Wikipedia page.
     
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    Hey OP, when I build PBN's all the major backlink tools are banned to protect the network.

    What benefit is there to allow these tools to waste my bandwidth anyway?
     
  14. macdonjo3

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    Yeah, but the sites in the Google search that are linking back are not PBNs and their robots.txt is clean.

    Google:

     
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    Ahrefs doesn't have nearly the processing power to match G, thus indexing will take way longer in ahrefs.

    In my experience, ahrefs indexes more like a crawler than G. What I mean is, if you have a new domain and throw it a comment blast, Ahrefs will pick it up ASAP.
    Google does on the other hand have the luxury of ignoring stuff it deems unworthy such as nofollow, low quality links etc. which means they won't respond nearly as efficient to a low quality link blast.


    EDIT: That being said, I do find it strange that they don't have any of the pages linking to the domain in their index.
     
  16. bradspitts

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    It takes time for ahrefs to report some of the links, it will never show everything pointing to a certain url.
     
  17. macdonjo3

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    Yes, I know. But there are literally 50+ referring domains and ahrefs shows 0. It's not even showing 10%.
     
  18. macdonjo3

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    Literally zero. I emailed ahrefs.
     
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  19. DDuce

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    Let me go and be the first to make a constructive reply to the OP then ;-)

    What you're seeing is 99,99% because of a smart spider blocker. And I'm not talking robots.txt here. I figured this would be public knowledge by nowb but I guess it isn't :)

    Drop this bit of code at the bottom of your .htaccess file. Make sure the use of htaccess is enabled in Apache/Nginx:

    Code:
    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} rogerbot [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} bingbot [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} exabot [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} dotbot [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} gigabot [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} AhrefsBot [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} Baiduspider [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} Discobot [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} EdisterBot [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} HuaweiSymantecSpider [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} JikeSpider [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} Magpie-Crawler [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} MJ12bot [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} SISTRIX [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} Sogou [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} Sosospider [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} TurnitinBot [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} YandexBot [NC]
    RewriteRule ^.* - [F,L]
    
    
    SetEnvIfNoCase User-Agent ^$ bad_bot    #this is for blank user-agents
    SetEnvIfNoCase User-Agent "^Jakarta" bad_bot
    SetEnvIfNoCase User-Agent "^User-Agent" bad_bot
    SetEnvIfNoCase User-Agent "^libwww," bad_bot
    SetEnvIfNoCase User-Agent "^lwp-trivial" bad_bot
    SetEnvIfNoCase User-Agent "^Snoopy" bad_bot
    SetEnvIfNoCase User-Agent "^PHPCrawl" bad_bot
    SetEnvIfNoCase User-Agent "^WEP Search" bad_bot
    SetEnvIfNoCase User-Agent "^Missigua Locator" bad_bot
    SetEnvIfNoCase User-Agent "^ISC Systems iRc" bad_bot
    SetEnvIfNoCase User-Agent "^lwp-trivial" bad_bot
    
    SetEnvIfNoCase User-Agent "^rogerbot" bad_bot
    SetEnvIfNoCase User-Agent "^bingbot" bad_bot
    SetEnvIfNoCase User-Agent "^exabot" bad_bot
    SetEnvIfNoCase User-Agent "^dotbot" bad_bot
    SetEnvIfNoCase User-Agent "^gigabot" bad_bot
    SetEnvIfNoCase User-Agent "^AhrefsBot" bad_bot
    SetEnvIfNoCase User-Agent "^Baiduspider" bad_bot
    SetEnvIfNoCase User-Agent "^Discobot" bad_bot
    SetEnvIfNoCase User-Agent "^EdisterBot" bad_bot
    SetEnvIfNoCase User-Agent "^HuaweiSymantecSpider" bad_bot
    SetEnvIfNoCase User-Agent "^Magpie-Crawler" bad_bot
    SetEnvIfNoCase User-Agent "^MJ12bot" bad_bot
    SetEnvIfNoCase User-Agent "^SISTRIX" bad_bot
    SetEnvIfNoCase User-Agent "^Sogou" bad_bot
    SetEnvIfNoCase User-Agent "^Sosospider" bad_bot
    SetEnvIfNoCase User-Agent "^TurnitinBot" bad_bot
    SetEnvIfNoCase User-Agent "^YandexBot" bad_bot
    SetEnvIfNoCase User-Agent "^JikeSpider" bad_bot
     
     <Limit GET POST HEAD>
    Order Allow,Deny
    Allow from all
    Deny from env=bad_bot
    
    ....and profit. No bot will get past you. This won't protect you from anyone deliberately spoofing their UA's, but luckily for you, the big guys don't! Don't forget to thank this post if it helped you :)

    Best of luck!
     
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  20. DDuce

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    And bingbot is in here deliberately. Corporates pay $10.000+ / month for direct access to their index. Not too many people know about it, but if you want to stay under your competitors' radar - block Bing.
     
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