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HostGator Messages Me For Using ScrapeBox On One Of My Domains? :o!

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by macdonjo3, Apr 3, 2011.

  1. macdonjo3

    macdonjo3 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I received an email tonight:

    Legit? Fake?

    If it's legit, what should I do? What could happen? Lose hosting? Should I backup everything? Could they sue me?
     
  2. Erik Creed

    Erik Creed BANNED BANNED Premium Member

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    Easy let them know that you are a noob.

    They can't do anything to you if it's one of your competitors doing this to harm you :) LOL
     
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    You've got two options...

    1) Tell them that you bough some SEO services but you did not know that he was using Black Hat methods, say sorry and they will forgive you :)

    2) Tell them that a competitor has been doing this and add something like "I have faced this problem on another hosting company, and some competitor is doing this."

    After this stop using SB blasts on the sites related to that hosting accounts. I know that they watch the site carefully after this happens.

    Get some other hosting at another place, make some sites pointing to your main site and blast them to hell, that's what I do. After you get traffic to those sites use 301 redirect on Google Webmaster Tools and get the traffic direct to your main sites. :)
     
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    deny! deny! deny! deny!

    I hope you did not use your IP ADDRESS.?

    That should be your ultimate defense, that your IP is not involved and your competitor is doing it.

    This is why you need only AUTO APPROVE BLOGS to comment on.
     
  5. macdonjo3

    macdonjo3 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I'm building auto approve blogs list so I'm commenting to millions of pages a day. Sometimes only 100k-300k minimum. Usually different domains.
     
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    This is a good example of where cloaking comes in handy. Cloak your content during the initial spamming and spidering phase; show bots your content, show surfers a page saying "This site has been suspended" or something similar. Once you're indexed and getting SE traffic, decloak or show surfers ads instead.

    Yes I would back up immediately (you should already have done this as a matter of routine) and work out contingency plans of how you're going to execute the move if required. Always good to spread your sites over lots (10+) hosts if you're spamming - that way you can't lose more than 10% of your stuff at a time.

    I'd be wary of continuing to spam domains on that hosting account - regardless of whether you play the "it's my competitor" card, they will take a dim view of continued spam complaints.

    Hostgator won't sue you but they will undoubtedly give up your info if subpoenaed (which is highly unlikely).

    Always be ready to move at a moment's notice!
     
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    Oh yeah - if at all possible try to get them to provide you the url of the complainant so you can blacklist their domain from your future AA lists.