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Is there a way to hide backlinks from competition?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by BackY, Nov 23, 2016.

  1. BackY

    BackY Senior Member

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    Today i was checking a site for it's backlinks on semrush, and I can only see 5 (4 of them no follow), and those are interlinks, except ONE i think. Is it possible to hide the backlinks from these kinds of tools?

    I see there are ways to block the tool's bots, but I Guess you are never 100% secure that way, right?
     
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  2. jazzc

    jazzc Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    Don't block, just present a different version to those you don't want to see the full page. It's called cloaking.
     
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    TayaX Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    You can use htaccess to blog bots from accessing your website. That can be useful on a PBN. Make sure you don't block google... that's about it.
     
  4. BackY

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    What good would that do, might I ask?
     
  5. jazzc

    jazzc Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    If I'm a bot and you outright block me, I can put you on my "let's have another look at this" list. In other words, you're raising a "here I am" flag.
     
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    yes you can restring bot crawlers within htaccess (in domains that you alrdy own)
     
  7. BackY

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    Anything bad will come from blocking those bots, I mean is there a downside?
     
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    Only downside is that you won't have relevant metrics on your money site cause, your pbn wont pass juice - according to these sites (majestic, moz, ahref, etc)
     
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    That's a declaration of war to bots willing to mess your syst
     
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    No, as long as you don't block Google of course. And yes, there is no way to block your backlinks 100% from competitors even if you block all link crawling sites. Remember, anyone can search for your money site backlinks and find them with a simple google search especially if you use a lot of naked/URL anchors.
     
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    is there an option to hide specific pages in sitemap?
     
  12. Ste Fishkin

    Ste Fishkin Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    To follow up on Jazz...

    To block the bot you need control of the web site, meaning hes using a PBN...

    Rather than block the SEO tools like most people do Jazz is saying cloak them, for example serve them a version of the page with your link removed so it can't see it and the link doesn't end up in their index.

    It's fucking genius.
     
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  13. alextexan

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    hi, you can allow only google bot and block any other bots (ahrefs, majestic etc)
    from what i know the cloackig method is risky..
     
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    Why you want to hide that ? let me know the reason please
     
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    can you guide how to cloak for bots and what to show them instead of real websites..?
     
  16. BackY

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    Because someone i wanted to analyse is hiding them.


    P.s: cloaking isnt cheap at all, especialy if u working with micro niches.
     
  17. Ste Fishkin

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    Cloaking this could be as simple as a .htaccess file and a php script.....
     
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    Block crawlers.
     
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    I like the cloaking crawler idea. Might be useful for competitive niches
     
  20. Toto

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    Link or didn't happen