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Competitor flaunts Google's link rules, still ranks #1

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by dbshoupe, Apr 4, 2013.

  1. dbshoupe

    dbshoupe Registered Member

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    Despite the recent crackdown on spammy backlinks I have a competitor who still kicking my rear with nothing but blatant link-spam.

    The niche isn't extremely competitive with only ~300 searches per month for the exact keyword. But in examining my competitor's backlink profile I've found about 3 dozen exact match anchor text link on pages that show one thing to Googlebot and performs a quick refresh to a 404 page for real website visitors. The competitor has almost zero links to this particular page other than the spam links. In fact, almost 70% of the entire domain's backlink profile are what I consider spammy.

    I can't help but think it is only a matter of time before Google slaps them down in the rankings. But I've been thinking the same thing for well over a year now. Anyone else seeing something similar?
     
  2. ceosam

    ceosam BANNED BANNED

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    Dude. You must either dominate that niche, or move on. Thinking isn't taking action and thinking won't get the $$$. ;(

     
  3. jstover77

    jstover77 Executive VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    How long has he been ranking higher than you?
     
  4. dbshoupe

    dbshoupe Registered Member

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    Since my entry into the niche. The other guy has always been #1.
     
  5. notyourmatey

    notyourmatey Power Member

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    i dont think its a good place here to moan about spammy links
     
  6. WizGizmo

    WizGizmo Super Moderator Staff Member Premium Member

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    @dbshoupe:

    Please check your PM inbox.

    Thank You - "Wiz"