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How to get rid of unwanted bad backlinks

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by sky11, May 1, 2013.

  1. sky11

    sky11 Registered Member

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    Hi,

    I have an electronics niche. It is performing good in Google search engine. But recently I have noticed in awstats that I have got some backlinks from porn sites. I don?t know who did it ? may be my competitor.

    I am scared that does these links decrease my search engine rankings?

    And also want to know that how can I get rid of them?

    Please advice

    Thanks
     
  2. pathart

    pathart Senior Member

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    look up the disavow tool
     
  3. Logician

    Logician BANNED BANNED

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    it would be interesting if it did decrease your backlinks because then I could give my competitors tons of porn backlinks! and that would be the real black hat SEO!
     
  4. the_demon

    the_demon Jr. Executive VIP

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    I suggest you do a search on here for the term: negative seo

    Although it's a widely debated topic it does work, although it's not as easy as you might think. Google's pretty good at filtering the links that seem out of place for a given site. It's much easier on small sites as opposed to large authority sites, but still doable none the less.
     
  5. Corydoras007

    Corydoras007 Regular Member

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    Definitely use the google disavow tool.

    Quite hard to find in webmasters but Google it and all should be fine.
     
  6. wp_wizard

    wp_wizard Newbie

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    i have used google disavow tool and can safely says that it help me a lot to get back my ranking.
     
  7. Trigshady

    Trigshady Newbie

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    I believe it would be easier to beat your competitors in fair way, than drag them down with black hat seo.. google algorithms are clever enough to filter such things.
     
  8. goldmercury

    goldmercury Newbie

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    I would suggest you ignore any bad links, I've gotten hit in my niche a few times by my competitor, ranks will come back if you just keep building.
     
  9. hellnation

    hellnation Regular Member

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    dude, did you vusit the sites?

    it could simply be referrer spam/spoofing.

    in my awstats I also get russian and porn referrers.

    is your awstat public? make sure its protected.

    referrer spam is done to get backlinks from those stats pages.
     
  10. hellnation

    hellnation Regular Member

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    and if it is referrer spam, it is harmless, don't use the disavow tool.
     
  11. sky11

    sky11 Registered Member

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    Yes they are russian porn sites.

    I think that my awstat is not public but I dont know confirm how can I check if it is public or not ? please guide.