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How risky is one deindexed PBN pointing to you?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Anonoptimization, Sep 20, 2015.

  1. Anonoptimization

    Anonoptimization Power Member

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    It looks like one site pointing to me has been deindexed, not the others though. I think it might have a spammy history.

    Would it be best to get it removed?

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  2. Bladharkje

    Bladharkje Regular Member

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    I think it's best to remove it just to be sure, but I highly doubt it will have any negative effect as it would be way too easy to kill your competitors that way.
     
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  3. The SEO

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    Mostly as I assumed Google only deindexed the blog not the outbound links, so its not risky. But as Bladharkje says better to remove.
     
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    Its kinda risky actually, try to find what did you do and fix it before you have the domino effect.

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  5. billybigbuck

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    I am not a pro by any means, and still learning as I go, but if I where in your position, I would remove it. Google is always moving the goal posts, so you might get away with it for now, however, in future, they may just decide to switch things up. Then trying to remember could bring a huge head ache.
     
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    A few of my domains got deindexed over some time. I still have links there and still didn't remove it. Rankings are still strong and I doubt I'll remove them as long as I got my rankings.
     
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    Example :
    I have a personal blog. Today I bought a new GPU from an online store. I liked their services and I decided to post a positive review on my blog. On that article I leave a link to the store. After a month my blog got penalized/deindexed/slapped by Google. The store should be punished because my site was deindexed?
     
  9. reallife

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    General consensus is correct - it won't do any harm as things now stand, but it also won't hurt to remove it before you forget about it and G changes how it handles things (for a change).
     
  10. starki

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    A link from a deindexed site is one small step towards a manuel penalty. One doesn't hurt, but I'd remove any risks before they accumulate.

    Here is what I do, whenever a PBN domain/site is de-indexed: Remove domain from hosting, registrar redirect to google.com, cancel autorenewal for domain, forget. If it's a site with good content, save the content for later. If it's spun shit, trash.

    Doesn't matter if the PBN domain was $9 or $500, if it's busted, it's removed and expires, no exceptions.
     
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  11. Marc_L

    Marc_L Regular Member

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    No point in leaving it up. Remove the site.
     
  12. bignose

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    One such link is not a problem. Otherwise easy negative SEO would be possible in huge scales. Right? Which is not a case. But few such links towards a weak domain already could be a problem.
     
  13. Cshark

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    I suppose it's just the blog that's been deindexed. But, it's always better to be safe than sorry, right? So disavowing any links coming from that blog looks like the best bet for you.