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Majestic and Today's Automated Spam Blogs

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Nargil, Aug 17, 2017.

  1. Nargil

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    Today I've seen quite a few of my domains receive extra 100 - 500 referring domains. They can be seen in Majestic, not yet in Ahrefs. I have contacted Majestic whether or not they are planning to filter these out, we will see.

    These come from automated spamblogs like:

    http://web-seek.org/the_worlds_most_visited_web_pages_455/
    http://web-pages.net/the_worlds_most_visited_web_pages_455/
    http://advertisewebpage.net/the_worlds_most_visited_web_pages_455/

    Homepages of these sites redirect to "http://theglobe.net/index.php"

    These sites are not indexed, so they shouldn't be harmful, however, be very careful what you are buying in the upcoming few days, referring domains might be significantly inflated. Also, don't panic if you see your site being hit by these, especially premium auction sites. It should not do any harm, it's just a massive annoyance.
     
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  2. hippo123

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  3. Nargil

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    No idea. Trying to appear in search results for those brand names and driving traffic to homepage maybe? Or maybe just to annoy me, that's more likely.
     
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    I've seen this on a number of domains currently being auctioned. Google most likely filtered these out already but it still sucks to see that

    It's the same shit as referral spamming. They are only doing this for traffic/possible conversion. Remember the surge of traffic spam via Google Analytic a couple months ago?
     
  5. Nargil

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    Majestic has been typically helpful:

    Hello,

    Thank you for your email.

    At Majestic, we solely crawl the web for backlinks. Therefore, we do not have any control or knowledge on what links can be viewed as spam, in connection to a specified site. It is highly subjective. However, I have passed this onto the Development Team and it is something they are taking into account for the future.

    I appreciate this might not have been the answer you were specifically looking for and I apologise for any inconvenience caused.

    If there is anything else I can assist you with, please do not hesitate to let me know.

    Kind regards,

    Reema
     
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  6. ThatWeb20Guy

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    How would they know about your domain portfolio in order to do this, did you check the sites and see if it was just your domains they were linking to?

    And assuming this is targetted just at your domains, why wouldn't you think it's some sort of negative SEO they're doing?
     
  7. Nargil

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    No, it was (and still is) thousands of other random websites. If you clicked the links, you would know.

    We are currently resolving this with Majestic devs and there will be some kind of spam protection enabled in the next few months.
     
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    usually very old domains get this rubbish. some of my moneysites got that.
    they dont show up in ahrefs. but they show up in search console.
     
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    You'd think they would have it already, seems pretty blatant.

    -ThopHayt
     
  10. Nargil

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    Well they are deciding between the right of people to see every shitty link pointing to the website and between filtering the most crappy backlinks that aren't even indexed. We will see what they pull off.
     
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    Hi, everyone. Any ideas on how to remove those spammy domains from Ahrefs backlinks profile? It really spoils my anchor's statistics.
     
  12. Nargil

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    Ahrefs is no Google. Just because you remove shit from Ahrefs (which you can't do unless you control links anyway), they are still counted in Google.
     
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    Nargil, thanks for the reply. I already added those spammy domains to disavow tool. I use Ahrefs to check the % of anchored links for every page and now more than 50% of my anchors are something like "236645 mywebsite.com".
     
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    I encountered the same problem. I work in a SEO agency and most of our clients and prospect have been spammed - and most competition too. This is a huge problem as we cannot have a clear view on what is the state of the backlink competition.
     
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    I can see a new wave of spam from theglobe.
    Btw, so far I didn't notice any significant changes because of those spam-links spam. Did you notice something within your projects?
     
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    No power change but the competition / offsite auditing and analisys became a real nightmare to do.
     
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    What a bunch of BS. This 'the globe' 1996 ass looking page is doing all this for traffic spam? Seriously who would ever use their website, what are they expecting out of this.
    It must be profitable if they keep on doing this over and over but I just can't wrap my head around how in the hell they're making money here...
     
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    propably the same shit that sites like industrystock.fr .de .com .etc pull

    scrapping all links they could get and listing them. they show up on almost any backlinking / webmastertools.
    if you do competitior analysis you visit these sourcec at least once. I've seen sites like this earning with ppv banners, pop ups / unders etc.
    I guess the earn by the sheer amount of pages they spam.
     
  19. Nargil

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    And there was another "wave" of this spam. It wasn't "The Globe" one but kind of wikipedia wannage pages with URLs like "https://www.cricket-415c22c2.space" and similar. All in all, it has no impact on anything, it's just annoying to explain to clients and to work with overall. Also, it significantly limits the amount of the auction domains you can work with if you want to avoid it. Also, even Ahrefs has started having those links in their index. At least the Globe ones.
     
  20. Nargil

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    Look at the email I have received today from [email protected]:


    Attention Webmaster,

    It pains us to inconvenience you, but we have uncovered the existence of backlinks to oneofmydomains.com on your website. We know you are not responsible for the creation of these backlinks, an investigation has proven that our former SEO management company performed these actions. In doing so, our website came to violate Google’s Terms of Service guidelines and we are seeking your help to clear up this penalty. You can assist us by eliminating the backlinks found at:

    "Random URL from my domain with their spam backlinks"

    We sincerely thank you for your understanding and help in resolving this problem.


    Ok so this was the plan all along apparently.