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GOOGLE gave unethical IMers a GUN in the form of SB

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by trevorhoang, Apr 29, 2012.

  1. trevorhoang

    trevorhoang Power Member

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    so i have been reading a lot about negative SEO and what not. I was thinking to myself - now any IMers can use tools like SB and blast their competitors to deindex the competitors sites. This would change the game of seo . anyone with sb or similar blasting tools would metaphorically have a gun and can harm another persons website.

    I find this to be very troublesome and hard to swallow.

    a few months ago we all know that it is a bad idea to blast your own site but no one really had solid evidence that google will punish a website with a lot of spammy backlinks such as backlinks from SB but ever since the recent update, it seems like many websites with blackhat backlinking got hit real hard. i wonder if Matt Cutts puts this into consideration for this new algo update.

    what do you guys think
     
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    dont know if google realise this.. lol.. if you want to bring your competitor down.. blast them.. :spam:
     
  4. Mortz

    Mortz Registered Member

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    I would wait it out. As tempting as it may be to send your competition to the toilet, think about what might happen if it doesn't work. It's entirely possible that A) it benefits your competitor like some of the other crappy sites out there we're seeing at the top or B) Penguin get's revamped and you boosted your competitor with effort and money out of your own pocket.
     
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    I agree with you. It could be that google have some different algo for authority website and general one. If there is an authority website sitting higher than you, your blast may even push them more up. Having said, there is nothing better than test. Take any good keyword where you are not competing and blast 100-500K SB crap website sitting on #8-10 and find out how that behave.

    (I will be doing the test probably next month when I have some free time)
     
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    Google gave IMers the gun a long time ago, with their "links are votes" notion, then rating some links as Good (from good neighborhoods, or authority building) while others were Bad (from bad neighborhoods, or spammy). Well, if links are votes, you can vote somebody down as well as up, by willfully associating their site with spammy links. What the update seems to have done is make it more obvious, even to people not aware negative SEO was possible, or could be allowed by Google. What remains to be seen is whether there is more than one algo at work in G's eternal quest to make sure big corporate sites always have an advantage over everybody else's site, or whether the gun will be taken from us, along with the rest of the 'link vote' framework, in future updates.
     
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    hey.. just think little bit deeper - it can be criminal offence.

    remember, some people have got jail sentences for ddos games... can you see the resemblance?

    ... I think that any decent lawyer can destroy a smile from stupid blasters face

    good luck :)

    // think twice before doing it
     
  8. ComputerEngineer

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    they don't give a cr*p whether you penalize your competitor or not. they only care about very authority sites which you can not harm.
     
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    I got 2 product sites sitting at top 5 for all related keywords among amazon, zzounds, musicians friend etc with just one 10k SB blast 11 months ago. Achieved rankings in 2 weeks and stayed there until this latest penalty release. I wondered how long a sites like that can hold rankings..
     
  10. Enklave

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    People have online weapons all the time. You can create some porn link to some adsense competitor etc...there is many ways how to scam competitors. With tools it's even easier
     
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    Actually there is no reason to wait, there are methods to blast in a reversible way. Once you find out that NSEO doesn't work you remove/redirect all the links to your site.