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I need to deindex an article.

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Aare, Mar 9, 2010.

  1. Aare

    Aare Registered Member

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    I have a client who asked me to remove an article about him driving drunk from google search results, the article is over 10 years old.

    Could sending 50 000 backlinks using xrumer with the anchor text "spam" to the article do the trick?

    Any other ideas? Wouldnt want to improve the ranking of the article :D
     
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    You might hit 1 spot if you do 50k with xrumer, it will stick there for life :)
     
  3. Aare

    Aare Registered Member

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    So 50 000 xrumer links with anchor "spam" in random forums will generate millions of visits? That has to be the worst "might" ever.

    In reality there wont be more than 100 visitors
     
  4. badpete

    badpete Newbie

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    Putting 50,000 links in would probably de-index the page temporarily. It would then come back ranking higher. Test it first on a different article in the site and see what happens.
     
  5. macpaulos

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    what about using Noarchive?
     
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    pro2sell Registered Member

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    don't drink and drive....LOL

    try to get the article updated and ping it. that's better than sending millions of backlickers ;)
     
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    Just have google deindex it. They will take the indexes out on any posts they have of it. The rest of the search engines will do the same. However, the source of the links could always repost it.

    Was it your user that posted the article in the first place? IF so, you could have him go back into the service and just update it, like some of the guys have mentioned.

    However, with it being up so long and already going viral, it will be interesting to see how often it shows back up to haunt him. That's the media age we are in. Everyone has the chance of falling victim to having their dirty laundry posted out there.


     
  8. Aare

    Aare Registered Member

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    How can I do that?

    The article is on a very respected newspaper online page, I cant edit the article/change robot.txt etc..

    All the ideas are welcome.
     
  9. ForeverNever

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    To my knowledge getting something deindexed without actually deleting it from the host server is impossible.
     
  10. angelas111

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    how high up does the page rank? maybe you could make some pages with his name and push it down in the rankings.
     
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    eestisiin Regular Member

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    thats not an option.
     
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    a0rta Regular Member

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    What about getting that article indexed for some other crappy keyword tems that no one searches for?

    What if one do send tons of links with a "ohhdflsdflkjfdls" as anchor text?
     
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    hireganesh Regular Member

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    :drinking2lol, this is amazing thread, can't stop smiling.

    :focus:
    Imagine blasted with xrummer and million hits will definitely get to first page on all other engines.
     
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    BassTrackerBoats Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    That is exactly the way to eliminate this problem.
     
  15. Kid Shaleen

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    Some years ago there was a procedure known as spindexing.

    It was based on the concept that if you couldn't kill a page you could outrank the keywords in the search engines to drive the original page way down in the ratings. This would be done in a variety of ways.

    Assume the original story was of Dogbert getting busted for smuggling 1000 pounds of catnip into Elbonia.

    You'd have several pages on how the original Dogbert article was the last part of an online cyberstalking.

    You'd have several other pages about how Dogbert won a large libel settlement against those who made the claim.

    You'd have others showing that it was a different Dogbert.

    And finally -- my personal favorite -- you'd write of a contest held long ago between Dogbert, Catly, Sam the Snake, etc. to see who could get the most outrageously false story planted in the press. Dogbert, sadly, lost.

    etc.
     
  16. enrikole

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    I assume its probably on some sort of authority site. Like a online news site etc?
    In that case it would have a negative effect as the guys have mentioned previously.

    Depends on a website, but I know few editors in Estonia , might ask them to remove it :)