Loss of ranking for few keywords - bad backlinks in profile (not placed by me)

Veronique89

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Hi to all,

since 3 days I saw a loss of rankings for a few keywords. First I was ranking on page 1 and 2 of G and then bam, dropped like a stone, not even on page 10, 20, or 100, I was nowhere to find for these keywords. I did everything clean and didn't do anything unethical.

I checked my linkprofile in G search console and I noticed few 404 links from non-existing domains like hotasiangirls.info or chitichat.info. I never placed these backlinks.

Could anyone please, please give me an idea of what is going on and what I can do about it?
I'm a little in panic.

Many thanks in advance for any replies!

Warm regards,
Vero
 

Veronique89

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Looks like competitor at work - You want disavow those poors link.
Thanks for the prompt reply! I really appreciate it! I was thinking the same. Disavowed them. Hopefully I will get back my previous ranking.

Warm regards,
Vero
 

lecarlson

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Hi to all,

since 3 days I saw a loss of rankings for a few keywords. First I was ranking on page 1 and 2 of G and then bam, dropped like a stone, not even on page 10, 20, or 100, I was nowhere to find for these keywords. I did everything clean and didn't do anything unethical.

I checked my linkprofile in G search console and I noticed few 404 links from non-existing domains like hotasiangirls.info or chitichat.info. I never placed these backlinks.

Could anyone please, please give me an idea of what is going on and what I can do about it?
I'm a little in panic.

Many thanks in advance for any replies!

Warm regards,
Vero

I got hit with 20,000 NF links on Oct 1st fortunately the site was healthy and it didn't hurt too bad but my link profile is all screwed up and now am recovering. This was a negative SEO attack. Unfortunately it is becoming more and more common. 20,000links from websites that belong to people that just have their comment sections wide open with no adult supervision and some site developed to host these links.

Now what to do: 1st create a disavow listing and get it put on GA. Seemed to help after about 3 weeks things got better. Your case sounds like it was an attack so I am not sure it would help to write the webmasters unless the perps were using an innocent's website as in my case. So try it anyway. Report it to their hosts. Look up the sites in Who is and down the page a ways there is an ABUSE address to report the site...do that too. Do a little checking around on your own and look through the sites meta data. I found a G+ account of a young lady that has a very nice unsupervised comment site and got her to remove almost 5000 links in exchange for some TF 40 + clean links to her site. The site was in the Ukraine and fortunately I speak a little Russian.
Lastly due to the fact that it was obviously a vicious attack, and of the magnitude it was and on a $3 M annual website I filed a report with the FBI. All is too soon to find out the outcome of everything but it looks as though I have recovered.
I know it sucks but do everything you can on your part and if you find out who did it and they are anywhere near Dallas I will go punch them in the stomach for you.
Good Luck L
 

lecarlson

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I got hit with 20,000 NF links on Oct 1st fortunately the site was healthy and it didn't hurt too bad but my link profile is all screwed up and now am recovering. This was a negative SEO attack. Unfortunately it is becoming more and more common. 20,000links from websites that belong to people that just have their comment sections wide open with no adult supervision and some site developed to host these links.

Now what to do: 1st create a disavow listing and get it put on GA. Seemed to help after about 3 weeks things got better. Your case sounds like it was an attack so I am not sure it would help to write the webmasters unless the perps were using an innocent's website as in my case. So try it anyway. Report it to their hosts. Look up the sites in Who is and down the page a ways there is an ABUSE address to report the site...do that too. Do a little checking around on your own and look through the sites meta data. I found a G+ account of a young lady that has a very nice unsupervised comment site and got her to remove almost 5000 links in exchange for some TF 40 + clean links to her site. The site was in the Ukraine and fortunately I speak a little Russian.
Lastly due to the fact that it was obviously a vicious attack, and of the magnitude it was and on a $3 M annual website I filed a report with the FBI. All is too soon to find out the outcome of everything but it looks as though I have recovered.
I know it sucks but do everything you can on your part and if you find out who did it and they are anywhere near Dallas I will go punch them in the stomach for you.
Good Luck L
 

shagoholic

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If i were in your position, I would start finding some powerful links... slowly building them naturally.

Then just wait patiently for google to discount the junk created.
 
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