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Funny article about Negative SEO in the news lol

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by lowteg, Jun 18, 2014.

  1. lowteg

    lowteg Junior Member

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    Last week I stumbled across a article in the news in my country about Negative SEO.

    I love how they act like this is a new trend, it has been going on for many years in the Casino and Sports Betting niches probably since 2000 so they are 14 years late on this story.

    http://www.smh.com.au/small-busines...-nasty-new-internet-trend-20140521-38n6u.html

    Now the most interesting part about this article is the guys company who claims he was hit, I looked at their link profile it looks like self inflicted penalty because they use age old tactics like generic footer links and other crap which is just idiotic.

    Like generic anchor break down in the profile is - webmarketingexperts(DOT)com.au

    20% - seo
    10% - SEO company

    And so on with limited branded links all from client sites.

    So yeah have a read for a laugh
     
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    They've been accused of dirty tactics themselves...
     
  3. SkyrocketSEO

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    From the article

    It's believed that Expedia may have been hit by a negative SEO campaign that hammered the travel website's rankings on Google searches

    Why people write about things they don;t have a clue? I mean, it was proven that it wasn;t neg SEO and they still talk as if it was. Something smells like PR job here


     
  4. pxoxrxn

    pxoxrxn Supreme Member

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    Defiantly not a PR job, that's almost a useless metric now. (I'm joking... settle down)

    lol I wish there was a comment section on that post.
     
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    prab1996 Elite Member

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    LOL, pr = press release. page rank is still the best matric out there.
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    Asif WILSON Khan Executive VIP Premium Member

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    LOL. What a stupid article.
    It reads more like a sales letter rather than a news story.

    Must have been a slow news day for the aussies.
     
  9. pxoxrxn

    pxoxrxn Supreme Member

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    I don't think he means press release, I'm pretty sure he means public relations.