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Attacking competition, legal?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Chicilikit, Mar 16, 2012.

  1. Chicilikit

    Chicilikit Senior Member

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    I've been thinking about attacking competition with some bad links, but before I start I would like to be sure about some things.
    1. What is the best method to attack competition and send their sites at least few spots back?
    2. Is it legal?

    The reason why I do this is that for some reason I'm able to get almost any site to the first page, but almost never to first place and I'm getting quite desperate especially now where no one is sure what really works.
     
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  3. steelballs

    steelballs BANNED BANNED

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    The above image means your idea is a TRAINWRECK :eek:
     
  4. todaysmypayday

    todaysmypayday BANNED BANNED

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    Go ahead, spam "bad" links... watch it help their ranking!
     
  5. testdrive

    testdrive Regular Member

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    There is a rule that prohibit this kind of thread..
     
  6. Chicilikit

    Chicilikit Senior Member

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    Ok thats somehow crazy..when I do it for my sites it will hurt me, but when I do it for competition site it will help them?
     
  7. bloxorus

    bloxorus Registered Member

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    I am not 100% sure on this but I wouldn't have thought there would be any laws stopping you from doing so.
     
  8. balsagoth007

    balsagoth007 Elite Member

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    Not legal but you will for sure be attacking YOURSELF. Invest that time in making quality links to YOUR site.
     
  9. OldSalt

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    Even if this worked and you managed to get to the top of the hill cause you knifed all people above you in the back... remember... there would be plenty of people behind you with a knife.

    Don't lower them to below your level, keep working your sites until they rise above the competition.
     
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  10. Envyliciouz

    Envyliciouz BANNED BANNED

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    The best method is to drop now IM and go burgers, you are not made for business. Good luck
     
  11. mdsurf

    mdsurf Senior Member

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    careful, you could go to jail for a very long time, even get the death penalty for something so sinister as this
     
  12. Seo-Devil

    Seo-Devil Regular Member

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    Agree 100%
     
  13. kvmcable

    kvmcable Supreme Member

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    Firstly, please read BHW rules about posting this sort of think. Not suppose to happen.

    Secondly, practically EVERY ISP, Registrar, Webhost and others have in their fine print legal jargon that says you can't use their service to interfere with anyone else. So if caught you'll lose those services.

    Thirdly, if you cost a large business money and they can prove it was you then you can be held liable for the damages you cause including loss of income or loss of potential income. This could easily be manipulated into very large numbers.

    Lastly, comes criminal charges. If you're found interfering with someone's business maliciously you can face criminal charges much like hackers face. It's against the law to deface or maliciously cause harm to a business in most jurisdictions. Again if they find out you purposely damaged their business they could ask for a criminal investigation and charges to be brought.

    Improve your skills and win the game by the rules. Cheaters never win in the long haul.
     
  14. Chicilikit

    Chicilikit Senior Member

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    Ok thanks, thats exactly the kind of answer I was looking for. I'll rather use some new tools and methods I have not tried before to get the first position.
     
  15. LakeForest

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    Desperation is a sign of an unhealthy mind on the verge of making unhealthy choices.

    It's one thing to 'mess' with your competition without declaring it; silence is golden...
    ...But it's another thing entirely to ask on a public forum if it's a good idea.

    Most of us here, the vast majority of us here, beat our competition by making our products better, optimizing more efficiently, and, you know, with marketing.

    I can't imagine you're in college yet, so I'll be very polite and not do anything that will cause myself trouble by forcefully outlining just how dangerous of a position you've put yourself in by being silly enough to look into these sort of tactics. Threads upon threads have been removed and users upon users banned for having your ambitions.

    And as for your avatar...I hope it's ironic...Because I've gotten several ipods for free online. Those sites you're joking about were real.
     
  16. brainstorm1

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    I agree that using tools and methods to focus on your own site is much more productive, however I'm not really sure why these types of scenarios get such a negative backlash. Is it because the #1 spot could be yours (other forum members)?

    Considering we are on a Blackhat forum, I would have imagined this stuff was all fair game...:dunce:
     
  17. mmBob

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    A waste of time. There's only 24 hours in a day. Use them to improve your own sites.
     
  18. Chicilikit

    Chicilikit Senior Member

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    Yeah I was also quite surprised it is such big deal even I just asked a question about it. We here are spamming like crazy, hijacking site visitors, using bots, faking just everything.. really doing lot of stuff many people would consider really bad and then this is so big problem. But anyway it looks like wrong strategy so I will not lose any time with it.
     
  19. frigideru

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    Think about this: we will all try to make porn links or spammed once to our competition, it will be better? Or do you think someone that worked to get on the 1st spot don't have the tools to play dirty too?
     
  20. psytrance

    psytrance Power Member

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