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Anyone ever survive negative seo with disavow tool?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Anonoptimization, May 26, 2016.

  1. Anonoptimization

    Anonoptimization Power Member

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    First off, I'm not to being neg SEO'd to my knowledge.

    I'm just curious if anyone thinks the tool actually works or not and if anyone's survived such an attack?

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  2. Monsterer

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    I think it is no one can longer survive on negative SEO because they have
    Evil content scraping, Evil crawlers and more importantly very low quality backlinks this will hurt the website in short duration time.
    Don't have faith in negative SEO it destroys you.
     
  3. immaletyoufinish

    immaletyoufinish Regular Member

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    That reply makes almost no sense.

    OP as far as I know disavow tool tells google "don't count this link when calculating the rankings" so anything you disavow will be ignored and should not affect rankings.

    Pretty easy to implement from a software point of view and a very logical way for them to solve this problem, so I'd have full faith in it.
     
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    Absolutely you can add NOFOLLOW to your link so it can't count your link am answer generally about Negative SEO effects if you need this just take this otherwise avoid that.
     
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    Still not making any sense! Nofollow which links exactly?
     
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    No follow tells Google to don't count the site while ranking
     
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    OK your wish you believe in negative SEO keep going
     
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    I know what nofollow does. The thread is about negative SEO, i.e. someone placing spammy links to your site to try and hurt its rankings. How do you suggest making those links nofollow when you have no control over them?
     
  9. starki

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    Yes, the disavow tool works, but you have to make sure you really disavow as many of the crappy links as possible and always disavow them at domain level, not URL level.

    @Monsterer: The content copycats/scrapers are a different problem requiring a more agressive approach: DMCA reports, spam reports (yep, no bad karma, no mercy for content thieves), C&D letters to hosts and registrars.
     
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    I'm not to being negative SEO to my knowledge.
     
  11. ThopHayt

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    I believe there was a guy who posted here a while back saying he had just recovered after a FEW months of being down from a negative SEO attack. I believe he used the disavow tool as well.

    As long as your site is on the up and up I am a firm believer that using the disavow tool, along with good recovery practices, is the right way to go and SHOULD see a recovery in the long run. I've done tests on negative SEO myself and have found that its effects are directly correlated to a site's authority. Meaning the more authority you can gobble up for your domain, the more padding there is between you can a cheap spammy negative SEO attack. I found that on fairly authoritative sites with no looming footprints that negative SEO had virtually zero effect. On the other hand I know for a fact that it can kill a fairly new and/or weak authority site. Which brings us back around to the disavow tool. So if you're hit, it harms you and you haven't been doing anything shady yourself I feel the disavow tool is more likely to help you.

    -ThopHayt
     
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