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Competitors Building Links To My Site With GSA SER

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by twilightofidols, Jul 6, 2014.

  1. twilightofidols

    twilightofidols Power Member

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    How would you guys approach this? I've found a couple of my competitors building links to my site I can tell it's GSA SER since I use the software myself. This isn't a negative SEO attack, but they are inserting my URL into their Tier 2/3 links either using "Own URL" or search for similar sites feature under the Article Manager. I feel like I have three options here.

    1. Ignore them, let the links stand (some are pretty spammy)
    2. E-mail them and ask them to please fine tune their campaign to exclude me (might prompt him for a neg SEO attack?)
    3. Disavow and don't say a word

    What would you guys do?
     
  2. asiavirtualsolution

    asiavirtualsolution Junior Member

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    I would go with #3 but only for the spammy ones.
     
  3. Ventio

    Ventio Regular Member

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    send a email pretending to be google and threaten him
     
  4. twilightofidols

    twilightofidols Power Member

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    He's smart enough to rank in my niche with GSA SER and a solid PBN doubt he'll fall for that one.
     
  5. royserpa

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    Just enjoy the free links :)

    If spammy anchors, just blast some more using branded/naked url and it shouldnt hurt that much. After all spam will take down your site eventually.
     
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    Anyone who does that is pretty stupid. What's he gonna do when somebody else comes along and takes your place?
     
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    I suggest you to go with #3. Disavow the spammy links. I think you've conducted a good research on his link building methods.

    Use some twists and outrank him.
     
  8. BreaknBrix

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    I'd leave the links if your site has even the smallest bit of authority.

    I went after a 450 page local site. This site ranked #1 for 40-50 of its main keywords. And the guy was a scammer so I launched a HUGE NEG SEO campaign on his site roughly 6 months ago.

    My main goals were -

    1) Insane link velocity.
    2) Reoptimize anchor text to different niche, but not a spammy niche so it's not so obvious to G.
    3) Overoptimize primary anchor text to over 60%.

    That campaign has produced over 250,000 links to his site over the past 6 months.

    Guess how many positions the site dropped?

    0.

    I really want this guy out of our industry because he has a known history of scamming clients.
    But I've decided NEG SEO does not work. Because I should have seen SOME results by now, and
    his site isn't budging.

    -BB
     
  9. twilightofidols

    twilightofidols Power Member

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    This site I am currently in the process of trying to recover it from a Penguin penalty. Trust me, it's by no means authoritative enough to be shielded from a Neg SEO attack. I've seen Neg SEO attacks work in reputable multinational companies with my own eyes.
     
  10. twilightofidols

    twilightofidols Power Member

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    Judging by my observations, I'd suspect this is why it failed.