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Manual Disavowing Links via htaccess

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by codo3500, Jun 3, 2013.

  1. codo3500

    codo3500 Regular Member

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    Hey guys,

    I've got a site with plenty of spammy links (from back when they worked), it's been hit, but not too badly.

    Disavow tool doesn't seem like a good option, so I'm looking at other ones.

    Contacting webmasters is tedious and doesn't seem to pay off, it's just not worth their time most of the time.

    What if I was to block the spammy domain via my htaccess; so when GoogleBot crawls from the spam site to mine, it shows we don't like that site, and won't allow access from it? Would this work?

    Thanks,
    JC
     
  2. assphuck

    assphuck Senior Member

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    No. Google will not follow your backlinks as a surfer would. Change the page name and let the old one serve a 404 request is an option if you feel so compelled to do something.

    Many people, and I mean many, have reported that removing or disavowing backlinks has not done jack shit to help their rankings. In fact, many reported worse rankings. I personally think the disavow tool is part of Google's psychological warfare against webmasters. This disavow tool essentially gives webmasters the illusion that they are in control when they are not. The fact that it has not worked on so many sites leads me to believe the few that did recover had other variables at work.
     
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  3. ComputerEngineer

    ComputerEngineer Senior Member

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    robots doesnt pass referrer so no way to block
     
  4. dinkish

    dinkish Power Member

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    Right, you can block a specific bot client however not more than that that I'm aware of.
     
  5. seoactive

    seoactive Regular Member

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    So I guess if disvow tool is just for a 'show', there really anything you can do anything once you are 'screwed' by your competitor with negative-seo?
     
  6. scorpion king

    scorpion king Senior Member

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    If its a manual penalty then you need to contact webmasters and request for removal of your link. Then use disavow tool to remove other links which you are unable to remove. Google un ban your site if you do this, no mater it works or not.
    If its automated penalty you can change the page names and even www. and without that works in some cases. I am not sure changing htaccess will help you can try your luck.
     
  7. seoactive

    seoactive Regular Member

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    I am not sure why htaccess is involved in this. I always thought htaccess is used more of an internal thing.
    Maybe robot.txt is better for situation like this? Thanks.
     
  8. dheer787

    dheer787 Regular Member

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    It is best not using Disavow too aggressively. It will bring down the total number of backlinks, and more importantly, it'll tell Google that there has been a blackhat link building method used :(
     
  9. ad3mar

    ad3mar Registered Member

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    Hello... to remove backlinks, this code sample is ok ?

    After all, do you see any improvements using htaccess trick to block the backlinks ?

    When a subdomain is the backlink, what to block, main domain is enough or need to do subdomain ?

    subdomain.domain\.com = its the corect code ?
     
  10. ad3mar

    ad3mar Registered Member

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    I use this

    RewriteEngine on
    # Options +FollowSymlinks
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} domain\.com [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} domain2\.net [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} domain3\.co\.uk
    RewriteRule .* - [F]

    and when i click on the site with my backlink and click the backlinks is still redirecting to my site, no to 403... simple as no code added... is this ok ? what to do else ?
     
  11. bobred

    bobred Registered Member

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    I'm really not sure why people think this will help, when spidering google rarely provides a referrer, nor clicks through to your page from the 3rd party website. The only thing this will block is real actual people clicking the link on the backlink and visiting your site, probably not something you want to be doing!
     
  12. ad3mar

    ad3mar Registered Member

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    But when we disable image hotlinks that works, right ?

    For sites... last hours only about this i searched... i checked my backlinks and saw last months someone added my site with random anchors betweet a lot of sex related keywords... on purpose or hack, i need to do something and want to avoid the google tool. all are added randomly in site headers or hidden.

    i bet that it was a hack fault and not an enemy... i had an curl iframe injection in many index.php files and seems like that helpes this backlink method...

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    // i don't understand why i can't block those backlinks, when i click on them i am redirected to my site no issues, no error... aand tried all the codes found around for this trick, anyone has some code that worked for him ? Please post it. thanks.
     
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