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Blocking Ahrefs, MajesticSEO, OpenSiteExplorer and Other Backlink Bots

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by hnmfvnxe, Dec 23, 2012.

  1. hnmfvnxe

    hnmfvnxe Regular Member

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    I know using the htaccess and robots files to protect privately owned networks. But from what I understand they will continue to gather backlinks from other websites/sources you don't own (bookmarks, forum, web 2.0, wiki, articles, etc.)

    Is there anyway to block these bots from gathering ALL your backlink data?
     
  2. hnmfvnxe

    hnmfvnxe Regular Member

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    bumping this one-time
     
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    myownhero Power Member Premium Member

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    I don't see how it would be possible, no.

    Edit: Unless maybe you bought a domain, 301 redirected it but blocked robots and then built links to that website? That's kinda out there, but I guess that could work?
     
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  4. hnmfvnxe

    hnmfvnxe Regular Member

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    I was afraid of that. Thanks for the reply.
     
  5. BuildMoreLinks

    BuildMoreLinks Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    If you have modrewrite working on your server, this is the code that you need to put in .htaacess file

     
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  6. KeyMouse

    KeyMouse BANNED BANNED

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    Here is a better thing, make a legal notice on your website, and once they scrape your website, SUE THEM ! :D
     
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    I don't that you can sue some one for scraping your site! Not possible.
     
  8. hnmfvnxe

    hnmfvnxe Regular Member

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    This will only work to protect websites you own like blog networks.

    They will still gather your backlink data from bookmarks, forum, web 2.0, wiki, articles, etc.
     
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    avalon666 Newbie

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    this is a great solution. You are genius.
     
  10. JustUs

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    Perhaps you should look into some of the Craigslist lawsuits.
     
  11. xha44a

    xha44a Power Member

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    I would think using this on your Tier 1 websites (wherever possible) would be a good idea. This way whenever your competitors use ahrefs or OSE or the like to check out your money site, your best links (tier 1 your PBN) won't show up at all. Seems like a pretty effective way to keep your competition from easily picking off/reporting your best links.
     
  12. seomark

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    there is a plugin called spider spanker for your sites, not sure what you can do about others though. Probably not much.