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lost 80% traffic with negative seo from the competitor

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by david2222, Oct 11, 2014.

  1. david2222

    david2222 Registered Member

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    Hello,it was disaster for me when my site lost significant traffic and sales with spammy links build by the competitor. I almost lost 80% traffic and about 8k/month income since last week. I disowed all the domains from where the spammy links are coming from a week ago. Recommend something pros to rectify the damage.Thanks
     
  2. praetserge

    praetserge Power Member

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    how do you know it was your competitor? do you have proof?
     
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  4. clooneyfan

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    It is not always negative seo that may be the problem, though it happens to be the first concern that we come up with.
     
  5. david2222

    david2222 Registered Member

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    yup...but these results came out after dust settled down.
     
  6. wizdorf

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    Disavow won't help you, getting as many links removed as possible will.

    Services like LinkDelete.com can help you with this process, otherwise you can hire people on odesk or elance to do it for you. If you are serious about keeping your domain and recovering that's your only option. Otherwise move on.
     
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    lol that's why i don't give a f*** about google this always happens and i try it on a PR4 website and it's work! google penguin is dumb as f*** my friend
     
  8. intruder2600

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    Disavow is the dead-end. It won't help, but will keep things going worse - disavowed links will hurt more websites if someone will do negative SEO for it.

    Think about new domain. In SEO business you should always have 2-3 "backup" sites.
     
  9. SEO Power

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    Did the site receive any manual penalty or is the drop in traffic a consequence of an algorithmic penalty?

    I would keep disavowing the negative links as they come and build better links from authority sites. If there's a manual action message in your WMT account, submit a reconsideration request.
     
  10. derago21

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    Pretty sad, why don't you duplicate the site and 301 the old site to the new one for a week or two.. to get your old rankings back!!
    That's how i do, when a competitor does -ve SEO to my site..
     
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  11. wizdorf

    wizdorf Regular Member

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    Disavowing links if a manual penalty is triggered will not help you. Link removals need to occur before a reconsideration request is filed. A lack of removals can jeopardize any type of successful request and could potentially cause permanent penalties.

    There's little to no evidence of disavow helping anyone, spend some time on google's webmaster forums and you'll see that.
     
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  12. JoeMongan

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    Not sure why several people are denying it is negative SEO when It's pretty clear that the OP was not intentionally building spammy
    Links to his website.

    OP all you can do is disavow the links like you already did and send In for a reconsideration request. Since this site was obviously a money Maker and not just a churn and burn site I would recommend fighting
    to bring it back to its original glory.

    If you can get the penalty removed then load a massive amount of content to the site and look for some high powered press releases to get you back On track. I know it sucks but you will get back in the game soon!

    Cheers!

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  13. kingpronew

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    You need to learn how to use the disavow tool to prevent the bad link, this tools provided by webmaster tool,
    The process takes about 4 months to remove negative links from your website and recover the ranking