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Interesting case of negative SEO observed in the wild

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by esfera, May 16, 2012.

  1. esfera

    esfera Newbie

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    blogger writes about getting bogus DMCA takedown notices which were caused by a negative SEO campaign


    "However, we had a site cloak lifeshield and generate over 700K back links to our site without our knowledge. Google stepped in and slapped us with a search ranking penalty to which our business has suffered major losses. Understood that the links on your site to LifeShield.com may be legitimate (and we rectified this) but we needed to be aggressive to rectify the situation and protect our business. We are a legitimate home security brand with hundreds of employees and had to layoff great employees due to this and our business is still down significantly."
     
  2. Dan Da Man

    Dan Da Man Elite Member Premium Member

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  3. aznxmtg

    aznxmtg Regular Member

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    If you rely on google traffic as your core traffic you're not a real business.
     
  4. WrightWilliams

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    Uhh, I wouldn't agree with this statement....
     
  5. BHopkins

    BHopkins Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    Not true at all. There are thousands of companies like Shopping.com that don't have storefronts but do millions per year.