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Google Negative SEO Petition. Go On - You Know You Want To!

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Scritty, Oct 25, 2013.

  1. Scritty

    Scritty Elite Member Premium Member

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    This isn't Black hat - White hat - or even some dozy fucker in a clown hat bending balloons with that sqeaky noise that puts your teeth on edge.
    This is just a request for common sense - aimed at Google (so feck all chance of that happening then)

    "This ain't rock and roll"
    "This Is Genocide"
    (David Bowie - Legend/Diamond Dogs 1974)

    But here goes anyway...
    To say this is a speculative post would be putting it mildly.
    Asking Google to listen to their users and marketing partners. To deviate from a course of action they seem very well set on taking from some guy running a blog from the UK?

    http://www.demondemon.com/2013/10/25/petition-to-halt-the-increase-in-negative-seo/

    It's not going to happen - at least it's extremely unlikely. But please hear me out.
    But negative SEO is a real issue. The amount of spam being created now beggars belief. The amount I'm being notified of in my email inboxes for the various sites I run has gone up almost 14 fold since the beginning of this month. 14x more junk. Two weeks worth a day based on the average I was gatting for the past 2 years.

    Whether negative SEO works or not, the issue is that many clearly believe it works and have gone "spam crazy"
    So my request to Google is two fold.

    If the creation of spam is a viable way to harm a competitors website, please consider that this is what we call a "bad idea". I mean surely this is a REALLY BAD IDEA. In effect they are giving financial rewards for creating spam? Really? Is this what it's come to? If so, then please rectify it. It is creating an environment where more trash than ever is being created.

    If however negative SEO is not possible, could Google make a statement of some sort to that effect so the spammers realise the overall futility of what they are doing and stop.

    My servers are clogged with so much incoming spam, my mailboxes require emptying every other day. It is adding a substantial and measurable workload to many business owners and web-masters that use the internet. It is getting to the point where the spam flood might start to imitate a targeted DDOS (distributed denial of service) attack. That's how heavy it's getting.

    This is situation created by Google, and one that, if true, they should be accountable for - potnetially by way of a class action suit for time and damages, lost profit.

    Note: This is not telling Google where to rank sites in their index. They can rank them wherever they want. It is their index. It is asking them not to make the creation of spam pointing to other people's sites a viable way to progress in SERPs albeit relative to the site targeted by the negative SEO attack.

    If you feel similarly, please consider signing the petition. It will go to Matt Cutts himself. I've only just put it up and done no promotion yet. But I will today. Oh yes.

    Scritty
     
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    Nice I will support :)
     
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    Oh Yes I Will Sign It Too...
     
  5. fren99

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    I hate negative SEO too! Support!
     
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    already signed it..
     
  7. Scritty

    Scritty Elite Member Premium Member

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    Thanks chaps.

    20 sigs in the first hour - Now to really push it!
     
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    File a class action lawsuit against Google for promoting SPAM. What they're doing is a clear indication of SPAM promotion.

    Or feed Google with its own shit.
     
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    In my "angry" moment I do visuialise Google being force fed their own intestines while still barely alive
    It's a "SAW 3D" sort of image. But FFS - this environment is toxic, it's costing people money, time and grief. It has noting to do with SERPs (like I say - rank people wherever the hell you want) It's about rewarding spam - and how any company with even an iota of intelligence and any idea of social or business responsibility could do something quite so asinine.

    They don't own the web, but they are actively encouraging it to be fucked up - and if it comes to it, their actions need to be challenged legally.
    Maybe a "kickstarter" legal challenge. In fact once the petition reaches 100, that's what I'll add.
    We'll maybe make it UK based where costs are lower, the law still hasn't got "litigation crazy" and the point can be made - hopefully highlighting it here will push it across international boundaries.

    If this goes well, that's what's on.

    M'lud - I present the case of "The Internet At Large" Vs "Google the spam promoters"

    Scritty
     
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    To be honest I don't know if they can do anything about it... and if they do, how can they?

    I believe that the authority sites have been marked by google by now, so you can spam with 100 computers all day long and nothing is going to happen to them. About the other sites... well they just have to fight with the disavow tool!

    Just my opinion, but Good Luck with your petition!
     
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    Disavow tool has its purpose. If you noticed, Google lately has become laconic and shortened the famous "Dont be evil" to "Be evil". In the light of that, they found the perfect audience to help them improve their ever-failing backlink based algorithms - the desperate webmasters.

    Once they collect enough data with the disavow tool, they will use it to train their classifier. The results of the new spam classification algorithm will be called Panda 3.4, and everyone is going to reap what few desperate webmasters sow.
     
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    Posted and Sharing, maybe if this comes to light we can SHAME them into action. We have the resources to show media sources actual case studies.
     
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    the apocalypse is near
     
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    Signed..............
     
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    I've signed for you Scritty - it will not change so much in the next future but who knows in the end Google will realize what they're doing with this Negative SEO
     
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    Signed up for this, I hope this can make a change.
     
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    What they are actively encouraging by giving spammers a way to harm sites is quite similar to a mob standing in front of my coffee shop to divert traffic to another coffee shop..

    Or another way to look at it negative SEO is a lot like someone taking down your billboards and signs if you have a brick and mortar business, and they are rewarding this behavior.
     
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    I am definitely one against spamming for negative results. It's a race to the bottom and the only people gaining from this behaviour are advertisers like google. Why can't people wake up to this shit. If someone gets negged, they will do the same to one's that negged them. The shit cycle keeps spinning round and round until all that's left is a wordpress site with one post: "hello world"

    I will sign this petition in hope google that will realise they are turning their algorithm to shit. Maybe indeed that's what they hope for so people will only click the paid advertising.
     
  20. Scritty

    Scritty Elite Member Premium Member

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    Great point.
    The other option - Google collecting data they don't intend to use?
    Yeah like that would happen