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How to remove PBNs tracks once you fucked up?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Jonaz86, May 6, 2016.

  1. Jonaz86

    Jonaz86 Junior Member

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    Hello guys,

    If some of my PBNs are visible at Majestic and Ahrefs, what should i do exactly?
    I assume blocking out the htaccess file at this point will not resolve the problem...

    Please if anyone knows what I should do offer me a solution to this thing, as i put lot of time and money into it.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. umerjutt00

    umerjutt00 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    At this point you can't really do anything. Make sure your htaccess file is correct and verify it by changing your user-agent to that of link crawler (ahrefs, majestic etc).

    I assume that next time when these link crawlers will come back, they will see they get blocked and remove the PBNs from their index? Again, I am not really sure.

    Also you shouldn't worry about being seen on ahrefs or majestic. Unless you are in a very competitive niche and are worried about competitors flagging your network, you should be safe.
     
  3. CallmeReaz

    CallmeReaz Junior Member

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    Exactly this, depending on your niche, your competitors might not even know what a PBN is let alone be able to spot one.

    One way you might be able to spot if somebody is sniffing about, is to install analytics (Not Google Analytics) on your PBN sites and just keep a regular eye for traffic of the ahrefs / majestic user sniffing about variety! :cool: There's not much you can do if you spot something suspicious (I certainly wouldn't block IP addresses as it's too obvious) but forewarned is forearmed!

    Making everything look completely natural so you can pass a manual review is always a great idea anyway!

    Just get your .htaccess in order and make the network look at natural as it can. Fingers crossed you'll be fine and Majestic / Ahrefs will cross you off their list once they do another pass.
     
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  4. Ambitious12

    Ambitious12 Elite Member

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    Hmm Problem is really serious,you need to remove that from Google itself,and I dont think there is any option available for now.
     
  5. Gromit

    Gromit Regular Member

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    Are they obvious PBN sites or do they look like natural sites? also are your competitors likely to know they are PBNs? You could I suppose drop all links from them to your site if you're truly worried about this for now.

    Personally though, I'd leave the sites and just block them properly from the analysis crawlers. The PBNs will go out of your current backlink profile just as dead links end up doing. They might come up in historical searches though.
     
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