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Be aware of hidden trusted links - my case study

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by websitedesign, May 29, 2017.

  1. websitedesign

    websitedesign Registered Member

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    Hi everyone,

    3 months ago I bought a nice domain with 10 000+ links from 3 different .gov montenegro domains. Here's an ahrefs screenshot
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    In fact it was en ex - site of the official registrar of Montenegro, here's a picture :
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    Nice one you gonna to say ? =) That's the thing I was persuaded about, particularly because I was "lucky" to find it with simple crawling.

    The unique "but" of this domain is the links, even they were from high trusted pages, were "hidden" - I I guess a developer mistake which made them non apparent.

    In other terms even if they were present (and visible to google, I checked) on trusted .gov pages, it was impossible to see them without go into the code. But, I was pretty sure the domain value something.

    So I tried to setup a little pbn and put it into the tracker to test : and guess what ? It gave absolutely opposite results, similar as from a spammed domain.

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    My opinion : Google saw these .gov links as ones from a hacked sites or even as a sape links which involved the high decrease of this domain's trust. I even try to repeat the experience by restoring site with way back and put a more similar link to a trusted site (.me domain registration as the keyword) - absolutely same result.

    Moral of the story : (I know it's really trivial =) ) be really aware against hidden links even they come back from trusted sites
     
  2. starki

    starki Power Member

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    Rank transition, wait for a few months and you'll see exactly the opposite of what you described.
     
  3. Rock_Shock

    Rock_Shock Power Member

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    THis is a regular thing..
    You point a heavy PBN to money site and IMMEDIATELY it tanks.. I have experienced myself and also seen other people experience it..
    http://diggitymarketing.com/the-real-reason-why-your-backlinks-dont-work/


    If you did one of the following 2 then you wont recover:
    - Put link to moneysite on PBN in less than 2 months of setting it up
    - Remove the link to moneysite on PBN after seeing negative outcome

    If you were too impatient to wait to put it after a while then you are screwed...
    or if you put it and the site tanked..and you got scared shitless...and you removed the link... then also you are screwed..

    Do research before using PBNs..
     
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  4. Rock_Shock

    Rock_Shock Power Member

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    You got this at registration cost.. so like 1-2 bucks only..

    Man first go and see other people...and how they have made their PBNs bulletproof.. see that before you use / make em...

    If you dont learn from other's mistakes...you will have to learn from your own..
     
  5. MisterF

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    Haha, someone else who reads his stuff. I like what both Matt and Noman put out in their blogs.
     
  6. Rock_Shock

    Rock_Shock Power Member

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    Who's noman ?
     
  7. aidenhera

    aidenhera Elite Member

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    but google crawls code, not just what is visible. i doubt your MS will tank because PBN has links which arent displayed. link is link

    (i point hidden links directly on MS because otherwise they would get removed by admins of related sites)
     
  8. darulez

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    cool. you waited 2 weeks and draw a conlcusion. I just opened a box of popcorn...