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I was a target of Negative SEO

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by twilightofidols, Apr 25, 2012.

  1. twilightofidols

    twilightofidols Power Member

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    Coupled with the latest Google update, along with this I've taken a pretty bad beating today. Originally I had around 3,000 back links indexed and today I just discovered 5,000 new spam comment back links to my site which I did not create. The site is around 6 months old and was ranking around #25 for a 45,000 exact per month keyword.

    It seems like with all this buzz about negative SEO lately, some turds out there are very savvy to attack their competitors. I'm wondering why they targeted me at #25, when they should have been after the top 10.

    Regardless, I'm hoping I bounce back from this I'm nowhere to be found anywhere near the top 100 and being that it's a new domain I don't know how much hope I've got for recovery.

    Without a doubt whoever went out of their way to attack my site probably reads this board or one like it. Sleep tight knowing you've just damaged an honest man's income, karma will have yours.

    Between the rise of Negative SEO tactics recently, and Google's most recent update returning irrelevant results and damaging many legitimate sites I'd say Google has a lot of work to do to tweak it's algorithm to account for these things.
     
  2. xziler8r

    xziler8r Regular Member

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    Sorry to hear that, but pretend this is like an economic crash. This is the PERFECT opportunity to bounce back and stronger!
     
  3. adamster

    adamster Regular Member

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    Ouch that sucks. Let's sign a petition and send it over to G.
     
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    seobuzz Registered Member

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    Be strong, there are many good people here to help you out. They will extend their help if you need.
     
  5. rco85

    rco85 Registered Member

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    which software or service do you guys mostly use to check number of backlinks ?
     
  6. Dussed

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    Sorry to hear that man, good luck getting your rankings back with your new site.
     
  7. xziler8r

    xziler8r Regular Member

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    ahrefs.com and majesticseo.com are 2 of the best tools you can use, for much more than just backlink data.
     
  8. monchichi

    monchichi Power Member

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    hey.
    sorry to hear. I have been in that situation 4 month ago with an important page of mine which was quite new but ranking well.

    Here's what I did:

    -> Registered new domain (at same host, doesn't matter)
    -> moved entire page to new domain, added some new unique content (about 3x500 words new content)
    -> 301 redirect from old domain to new domain
    -> set up "page moved to new adress in google webmaster tools"
    -> built web2.0 backlinks to new domain with unique content from tumblr, weebly and wordpress
    -> about 400 social bookmarks and 1500 directory submissions to new page

    voila, back stronger than before after just 3 weeks!
     
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