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How are my ranks affected when Spammers use my domain as a link?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by shad0wslay3r, Mar 14, 2013.

  1. shad0wslay3r

    shad0wslay3r Newbie

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    I've noticed a weird trend in my back links over the past month, I've randomly gotten about 300 new back links, but I'm not associated with them at all.

    A link to one of my webpages is showing up in all sorts of spammy blog pages. The content is definitely spun, usually about 200 words per post/page. On each page there is about 5-6 links to some spam site, but then they are randomly throwing in a link to my website.

    What's the benefit to people throwing in a link to my website among their complete spam shet? Does it make them look more "legit"?

    Can this possibly affect my SERPs? I'm a bit worried as I've worked rather hard to build a solid amount of legit links over the past year to this site and it now ranks very well.

    Am I correct to assume there is no real way to combat this shet?
     
  2. Asif WILSON Khan

    Asif WILSON Khan Executive VIP Premium Member

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    Could be somebody carrying out NEGATIVE SEO on your site. Inform Google and try to get the links removed.
     
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  3. GiorgioB

    GiorgioB Supreme Member

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    It could also be someone building links to his tier 1-2-3 links.. have you accepted blog comments on this page?
     
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    Did you get any notifications regarding spam in your webmaster tools ?
     
  5. mooseboy

    mooseboy Newbie

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    I've noticed the same thing lately. Even on a brand new site I had about 5 spammy links exactly like the poster described.
     
  6. shad0wslay3r

    shad0wslay3r Newbie

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    No I haven't. Will continue to monitor it.
     
  7. shad0wslay3r

    shad0wslay3r Newbie

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    I generally don't accept comments. All comments have to be manually approved - and I tend to not bother looking at them. I barely get any and they aren't key to the production of the site.