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How to Kill Sites Ranking

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Hopeful, Jul 10, 2013.

  1. Hopeful

    Hopeful Regular Member

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    I set up a Spreadshirt shop a while ago and got it to #1 in google for my name, but now I set up a real website where I want to create my brand, but the spreadshirt shop beats it out for my keyword even after getting rid of everything in it. This may not be the right place to ask this question, but is there anyway I can destroy my spreadshirt shop's ranking?

    Alternatives are to redirect traffic to my URL, but I don't have access to hardly anything except the CSS.
     
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    Stop fishing for neg SEO information. Really it's your site but you only have access to the CSS
     
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  3. Hopeful

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    I am really confused tom. I'm not "fishing" for anything. I thought the members of BHW would be willing to a help a newbie out. And why would you tell me that it's my site, but I only have access to the CSS. I obviously know that since I said that in the first post. Please explain your short, unhelpful, and all-together strange post. I am apparently missing something.
     
  4. Moosey

    Moosey Senior Member

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    Lol, if it's really your site just take it down completely, when the G bots crawl it will drop hard. If you ask for any tips beyond this then you're obviously fishing for negative SEO.
    Good luck.
     
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    the way I understand it. OP has 2 sites and his old site ranks above his new site and would like to "fix" that.

    OP, first, you should be GLAD you have 2 sites ranking. It gives you more real estate to get traffic, nothing wrong with that. If you see your traffic come from a particular link, modify that page to include infos/links to your new site.

    If you want your new site ahead of your old one, tweak the "onpage" seo of your new site, it will surely get ahead in time.
     
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    PeaceLoveSubmission1 Regular Member

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    is you verify it in webmasters then remove request a remove url, is it a domain? I dont know what spreadshirt is but if its possible do a 301 redirect also in webmasters.
     
  7. muscleteen

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    If you've removed everything, it should stop ranking after a while. If the shop's empty, it should stop ranking.

    To the others: Spreadshirt is a platform that allows you to set up a virtual shop where you can sell custom T-shirts.
     
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  8. Getwhatchuwant

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    Why dont you shut down your OLD site or at the very least link from your old site to your new site.

    Like someone else said its a blessing to have TWO sites on page, that is 2 spots your competitors do not have which is more income for you. To try to destroy your own rankings is the definition of stupid. If it were me I would like to have all ten spots on page 1 if I could..
     
  9. Hopeful

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    Just googled the term Negative SEO. If I'm understanding correctly, it's probably something illegal that requires a hacker or something? Anyway, it's not important, because the thing that sucks is I did take the site down, but what happened is it was still indexed in Google and then became a redirect link to Spreadshirt. Should I delete it again and wait for google to make it go away? How long does something like this take? And I want to make it clear once again that I don't really have full control over this thing, it's a dotsspreadshirtdotcom URL.

    It has an Alexa ranking of 6288 just FYI so I think that's why it's so hard to get rid of.

    Also, on another note, any way I could monetize something like this? Maybe turning it into some sort of spammy ad site for a few days would kill it? Idk, just a thought since it gets decent traffic.
     
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    If it's your site just kill it or redirect it permanently (with 301 redirection) via your cpanel.
    If you don't have access to your cpanel then it's not your site.
     
  11. Hopeful

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    After reading more responses I would like to apologize. I should've been more clear in my original post. Spreadshirt is a fulfillment service where you put your t shirt designs up and when you make a sale they will print and ship them for you and you get a commission. This is a clothing company that I started there with their restrictive website access (only gives you CSS) and then I have moved to a new, privately hosted domain. The old spreadshirt shop ranks above mine since it is such as big website for lots of merchants. I have limited access to it and don't know of anyway to make it go away, because if I delete my shop with them it still appears in google and then simply redirects to their website.

    Sorry for all the confusion guys.

    EDIT: Think of it like an amazon store where you work with templates and stuff and it's confusing and hard to edit anything. However, it's hosted by spreadshirt and they don't let you edit any of the HTML. So no redirects or anything. I'm probably screwed lol. I think the only thing I can do is simply hope that over time the store goes away from google.
     
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    OK if this is a legitimate request, and I'll take your word for it, just add your site to google and bing webmaster tools and verify it.

    Then go to remove URL and "remove directory" / - this will completely clean your website from the WWW within a few days. Do the same in bing webmaster tools.
     
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  13. muscleteen

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    You don't need to apologize for anything. A lot of them just jumped the gun without knowing what they are talking about.

    As I said above, there is not much you can do. The shop should stop ranking soon for the terms it is currently ranking for. In the meantime, the only thing you can do is to SEO-up your new site.
     
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    Bartosimpsonio and Muscleteen, thank you! I will do both of those things as it appears it's all I can do lol.
     
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    How would he be able to verify it though if he can only access the css?
     
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    I put a META Tag in the Head section. I know, it's weird. I can't access their HTML, but I can add a few HTML'ish things. Sorry, like I said, it's really confusing and it's something I wish I hadn't gotten involved in. I am waiting for the site to update and hopefully this solves the problem. I expect it to work, because I indexed my site before and I stupidly deleted it because I thought that would solve the problem.
     
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    You can't do what Bartsimpsonio said. He is talking about the old site.
     
  18. Techxan

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    People, catch your snap.

    He has built a shop on a platform called "spreadshirt". This success has allowed him to open his own site, but his old spreadshirt store is out ranking his new site. He went in and emptied the spreadshirt site, but it is still ranking.

    On the spreadshirt site, he is just one store of many, and he only has control of his own store, not the main site.

    OP.
    If you have dropped the spreadshirt site, it will eventually drop out of the index. If spreadshirt has any snap, they will automatically re-direct any orphaned links to their main site or another page in their site. If this is the case, they are gone from your inventory.

    I do not know their terms of service, but if you could re-establish the store and link from your store pages to your site product pages, you could siphon the buyers off spreadshirt to your site, but I bet that violates their TOS.

    You might be able to use an html redirect or a php redirect for the individual pages, but that depends on if you have access to the page source.

    You may have to simply start over.

    Here is another possibility. Set back up the spreadshirt shop, and use it to adertise your websites new designs, You can go with a "available only at www.your shop.com and here at spreadshirt " for some of your designs to get your visitors to travel over to your new site. Having a bigger collection of the shirts on your own site will gradually wean your customers from the spreadshirt site. Just use spreadshirt as part of the sales funnel.
     
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    With all due respect, he never claimed to own the site. He said "I set up a Spreadshirt shop".

    Here is the site:
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    http://www.spreadshirt.com/
    Here is an example of a shop (not mine):
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    http://physiquesofgreatness.spreadshirt.com/