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Have you ever managed to de-index a competitor?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Klaus Rudolfsen, Jun 8, 2010.

  1. Klaus Rudolfsen

    Klaus Rudolfsen Registered Member

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    What i'm interested due to all the talk of getting deindexd or sandboxed is have you ever managed to get one of you competitors deindexed?

    For example what would happen if i give a direct 77k list Scrapebox statspages blast to one of my competing sites? Or additionally spam comments with the other backlink.

    Worst case would be that he gets alot of backlinks and is even stronger than before.

    But if this was working, wouldn't everybody just start spamming competing sites?
     
  2. johnsmith21

    johnsmith21 Newbie

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    This is the ultimate question.

    Very interested to see if someone can answer your question directly with an actual example.
     
  3. IamNomad

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    these threads seem to come up more often recently. instead of trying to deindex you competition why not build your SEO position better ? i think that would serve you better long term.

    as for your question.
    it would depend on how fast big g caught the comment. could you damage his rank. yeah. would he recover after a while. most likly as his site if probably more relevant then yours.

    keep in mind there more to SEO then random direct backlinks.
     
  4. Klaus Rudolfsen

    Klaus Rudolfsen Registered Member

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    I don't want to deindex them. Just wanted to know if it would be possible because somebody could do that to me as well. I spent alot of time finding the right pages to place intelligent links to my site and alot of onpage seo as well.

    Just somehow a little bit, i feel a tickle in my fingers to try it out myself :D

    Can't imagine that nobody else here ever tried to do that.
     
  5. MisterGemini

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    Look where they registered their domain.

    Make up a really official looking letter stating that the domain holder is in copyright violation and must be shut down.

    Problem solved.

    Links won't be as reliable. :)

    PS: You need to be a real jerk to do this. :)
     
  6. velcom7

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    One pretty evil trick would be to write an extremely negative article about your competitor's website on Rip Off Report. So if anyone decides to do a little research on this website before buying, they will be scared away.

    I don't have enough hands to count on to list off the number of clients that have asked me to get them off Rip Off Report! LOL

    Your competitor will be freaked out when they see this that they will spend more time trying to get rid of this "kiss of death" than properly marketing their site.

    I would never recommend someone do this to their competitor. Just saying.... :rolleyes:
     
  7. Klaus Rudolfsen

    Klaus Rudolfsen Registered Member

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    Hm what was that
    thing and who said that ? :firedevil

    I like the idea of that official looking letter but i don't think it would be appropriate with that small site i'm going for atm.
     
  8. IamNomad

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    there a a member here who did that to another member offering services.... the on and off forum discussion needless to say got pretty brutal. ... please dont do this.
     
  9. MisterGemini

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    This works REALLY well! I have seen this happen soooo many times. Ironically enough those that had this issue really had it coming to them too.

    Actually this reminds me of a time I did do something similar.

    Someone a while back screwed me out of $50k in a business deal. My hands were tied, there was nothing I could do. After mulling it over a little while (almost a year), I made a single one page blog on blogspot titled 'First Name Last Name Scam Alert'.

    I wrote three paragraphs basically saying in an anonymous way I was a victim and there are many others out there, now I created this so you can all share your stories.

    Next day I was getting ready to blast it with links, post all kinds of fake stories of people being screwed, and basically make it so I owned the first 3 pages of Google on this guys name. :) BUT then I decided to let it go. I had more important things to do than stew over this guys evil state.

    I forgot all about it.

    Well guess what happened... A year later, if anybody googled his name, it was coming up #1. One top of that, I found out he had lost HUNDREDS of thousands of dollars in business because of THAT page!

    He knew about it, and even tried to get his clients to go and comment on the blog trying to say it was all lies and that he was a good man blah blah. It still didn't stop the bleeding.

    Now tell me that is not karmic justice. :cool:

    God bless the Internet.

    PS: After I learned of the devistating damage it caused, I took down the blog. He never learned who had wrote it, but hopefully it taught him a lesson.
     
  10. Klaus Rudolfsen

    Klaus Rudolfsen Registered Member

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    Very kind of you taking the page down finally ^^. But interesing to hear what can happen because of one little blog entry.