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does blocking backlink checking sites make you seem shady to sites like Google?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by turdface, Feb 14, 2014.

  1. turdface

    turdface Supreme Member

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    I have heard htat people will do this with thie blog networks, they will blogck sites like the ones that check backlinks so that their blogs won't show up when someone monitors their links.

    Wouldn't doing that put up red flags though to google? WHY would a legit site not want other sites to see it?
     
  2. Seljo

    Seljo Regular Member

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    I guess not, you are not blocking the big G
     
  3. nonai

    nonai Power Member

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    excellent question. I dont think google even sees what you are blocking. The google bot comes in and sees that it's not blocked itself, and then crawls your site. There is no way for it to know what you are blocking*

    *not 100% sure about this, if someone could confirm?
     
  4. JustUs

    JustUs Power Member

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    No. There are a large number of reasons for blocking sites. Those reason range from excessive bandwidth consumption to being banned, to you just do not want them to access the site (i.e. Baidu, Yandex, TurnItIn, etc.).
     
  5. turdface

    turdface Supreme Member

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    I was talking about blocking ahrefs and backlink checking sites.
     
  6. Stizerg

    Stizerg Power Member

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    Google definitely can see what you are blocking, because robots.txt and .htaccess are readable files to every bot and browser, however I don't believe G will ever use this information.