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Backlinks from a 404 Not Found Page?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Ybba Semad, Oct 20, 2016.

  1. Ybba Semad

    Ybba Semad Junior Member

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    Hi Everyone,

    My competitor recently got 445 backlinks from a webpage that says "404 Not Found | nginx/1.4.4" when I visit it. It looks like it may have been an Asian directory.

    I'm curious to know if the links will remain on his profile (SEM Rush/other link checkers) or if they will disappear after Google crawls the webpage at some point and sees that it doesn't exist.

    If this question is dumb, please forgive me. I'm fairly new to linkbuilding etc.

    Looking forward to hearing from you.

    -Ybba
     
  2. Sristy

    Sristy Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    What if that page is only visible to search engine bots and not to human visitors ?
     
  3. Ybba Semad

    Ybba Semad Junior Member

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    Whoa...that question blew my mind! How can I go about finding out?
     
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    Well I cant suggest a lot unless I see what kind of link it is but 404 means clear...
    Google bots are very smart it can figure out cloaking or anything full black hat method easy specially if the niche is really good...if it is low competition then might not care
     
  5. Ybba Semad

    Ybba Semad Junior Member

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    I guess it'll be okay to post since it's potentially broken anyway. The competition is low and the link is: nob8.cn
     
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    Yeah unless you are trying rank for baidu ...i dont think you need to worry about BL like that
     
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  7. Ybba Semad

    Ybba Semad Junior Member

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    Thank you so much! This competitor confuses me. I don't know if he manually link builds or if they pop up spontaneously based on other sites linking to him.

    Do you think the links themselves will disappear? I was finally catching him up on semrush in terms of backlinks.
     
  8. Sristy

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    Yo no one knows what happens behind those 404 pages when Google bot visits:D Quite a few BH techniques even today work like a harm.
     
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    Quality > Quantity. 404s will eventually disappear.
     
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    The big question is how far are you with your link building efforts ?
     
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    If this is the case he could try http://web-sniffer.net/ Select web-sniffer or googlebot and see what will show up.