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How to Hide 301 Redirect From Your Competitors?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by monsterseo, Oct 27, 2014.

  1. monsterseo

    monsterseo Power Member

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    People are not dump, if your site is well ranked with 301 redirects from potential top domains, then your competitors can easily find it out by checking from ahrefs / majesticseo or opensiteexplorer. For those who doesn't know how to deal this, just follow this:

    1) Go to cPanel and start your file browser


    2) Open the .htaccess file and write this code into it:

    Code:
    
    SetEnvIfNoCase User-Agent .*rogerbot.* bad_bot
    SetEnvIfNoCase User-Agent .*exabot.* bad_bot
    SetEnvIfNoCase User-Agent .*mj12bot.* bad_bot
    SetEnvIfNoCase User-Agent .*dotbot.* bad_bot
    SetEnvIfNoCase User-Agent .*gigabot.* bad_bot
    SetEnvIfNoCase User-Agent .*ahrefsbot.* bad_bot
    SetEnvIfNoCase User-Agent .*sitebot.* bad_bot
    <Limit GET POST HEAD>
    Order Allow,Deny
    Allow from all
    Deny from env=bad_bot
    </Limit>
    
    


    That's it :)
     
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  2. Adam718

    Adam718 Senior Member

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    For those of you reading this that do use 301's to rank your sites, don't take this lightly. Secure your strategies!
     
  3. DannyZhang

    DannyZhang Regular Member

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    Hey I've been meaning to do this for quite some time. Is this the strategy for pple who are ranking with 0 backlinks at all?
     
  4. SEODEMON

    SEODEMON Regular Member

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    It don't hide it from Google. info:yourdomain.com Im pretty sure that's the Google code to find 301s. Its been awhile since I used it.

    You don't want to block the Googlebot.


    However 301 redirects to Youtube videos are completely hidden by Google and just about every other method that I tried. Simply Invisible.
     
  5. drogon

    drogon Elite Member Premium Member

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    If using Wordpress, do you add that before the, # BEGIN WordPress & # END WordPress, or above or below it?

    Cheers.
     
  6. andreint

    andreint Regular Member

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    You need to to this for both sites. The one you're redirecting and for the target site.

    Also block them bots via robots file also