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Is Negative SEO Dead?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by mbreezy, Sep 29, 2016.

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Is negative SEO dead?

  1. Yes

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  2. No

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  3. It has been dead

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  1. mbreezy

    mbreezy Regular Member

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    Now that Penguin devalues links instead of demoting websites for bad links, in your opinion is negative SEO an even less valuable tactic?

    Sounds like you can possibly still stick a competitor with a manual action, which might be easier now that disavows won't be completely necessary for toxic links.
     
  2. RuthSam

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    I don't believe it to be dead! I hope I'm wrong and what I read about two cases in the news this week is not working any longer but until it can't be proofed that it don't work I don't believe it. It's less than 2 years where I read all over at BHW all the Gurus telling people that it's impossible to do negative SEO with link building and BANG people got hit.

    Let's hope Google has taken care of it.
     
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  3. mickyfu

    mickyfu Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    SEO is dead.
     
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  4. BradJR

    BradJR Newbie

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    Apart from Seo being dead... There will still be ways to do neg seo.

    You can't believe that bad links will not negatively affect a site...
     
  5. MikeyMikey13

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    I've witnessed my competitor recently negative seo another, the site dropped from rank 7th to 3rd page for all the main keywords on the homepage.

    It definitely isn't dead. Don't believe G

    EDIT: Site dropped a few days ago, so around the 25th sep
     
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    Sorry if I am a bit of a noob here, so does negative SEO essentially penalize you on google & therefore hurt your rankings? Also how does someone negatively SEO a website?
     
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    Zevoltai Senior Member

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    Considering I recently successfully GSA bombed a low carb paleo scammer selling fraudulent products, no, negative SEO is not dead.
     
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  8. MikeyMikey13

    MikeyMikey13 Senior Member

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    Learn how to send blog comments with gsa or scrapbox and you are half way there lol.

    But yes it is to hurt your rankings.
     
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    I blasted a site that wouldn't remove my personal information. First time doing neg SEO and would only do it in a situation like that. Though the page I wanted to drop dropped a few spots, their overall traffic went out and so far they have not been penalized. THat was two months ago.
     
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    No it's not. I'm currently negative SEOing Facebook, their website is going to be deleted from the entire web in a few days.
     
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    subnetweb BANNED BANNED

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    SEO and Negative SEO are pretty much Alive.Wait incoming new wave from Google.They play with us.
     
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    It's weakened. I got to see one of my websites to move up to first page. It was negative seo'd and looks like google has stopped counting those spammy links...
     
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    Just use scrapebox or GSA and build massive links from porn sites and you will see what happens.
     
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    In fact it may start working real time now as this new updated may have done more favor to neg SEOers
     
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    I don't believe that it's dead or could be dead in nearest future.
     
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    Not dead if you really know how to do it.
     
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    Who can teach me how to Negative SEO... I have no idea how and there's a couple of complete scammers that come to my mind. PM me if someone can help :)
     
  18. mickyfu

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    Yeah one of those competitors who are better than you. Sorry I mean "scammers".
     
  19. Ste Fishkin

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    Google is dead.
     
  20. validseo

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