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Backlinks no longer valid - why is G00ogle still giving site juice?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by lhd333, Sep 1, 2011.

  1. lhd333

    lhd333 Newbie

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    Okay, so a competitor site recently jumped me in the SERPs out of no where - and has been holding this spot for at least a month.

    I found out his blog used to be part of a huge blog network (probably as a subdomain) where every other blog had a sidebar of links to the other blogs on the network.

    Now that he's got his own domain name and changed to a standalone self-hosted wordpress blog, G00gle is still showing all of those old links (nearly 15,000 relevant backlinks) when i do a "link:hxxp://domaindotcom" search.

    Is this just because G hasn't indexed all of those backlinks to find that the links no longer exist? I suppose I risk actually improving his current positioning on the good links though. (Do people still "bomb" sites to drop competitor rankings?)

    If I start indexing his backlinks using some service, is it possible he'll lose positioning?
     
  2. N1CHOLAS

    N1CHOLAS Regular Member

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    Maybe he has 301'd it.

    You can only bomb new sites, sites with aged links and good ranking wont hurt them.