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Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by CenTex Hosting, Aug 14, 2012.

  1. CenTex Hosting

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    Ok my site has been ranked for a long time always have done white hat seo. Now most of all my terms are still ranked but the one term that gets a ton of traffic that I was ranked #2 for is now gone.

    In google webmaster tools the other day I get

    We've reviewed your site and we still see links to your site that violate our quality guidelines.

    Specifically, look for possibly artificial or unnatural links pointing to your site that could be intended to manipulate PageRank. Examples of unnatural linking could include buying links to pass PageRank or participating in link schemes.

    I know these links came from another competor in my market. Should I just keep doing what I am an in hopes these links fall off. Or should I go and start working on removing them.
     
  2. utuxia

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    what software are you using to run your site? Install some anti-spam mods/plugins...keep your software up to date, might be a vulnerability if it's outdated. Close submissons completely.
     
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    no my site was not hacked. I am talking about someone was building spam backlinks to my site to try and take the ranking away. the only term they targeted was my main term.

    as far as I know there is not a program that stops people from building backlinks to your site
     
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    utuxia BANNED BANNED

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    oh i gotcha. you didn't do any "link building" on it yourself? Go to google webmaster tools...I havent' seen it, but I think you can filter out bad links now.
     
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    Yes I know how to find the links just trying to find the best and easy way around it. They built something like 30K links that google picked up. It would take for every to go one by one to get ride of these
     
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    not sure you understood what i was saying...google actually allows you to enter a list of bad links or something...and they will ignore them in their alogirthm.
     
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    yes I know that what I am saying is someone when and used a program and built a ton of back links to my site like on link farm sites.
     
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    yes. so TELL GOOGLE TO IGNORE THEM!!...I'm done here.
     
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    Before doing anything make it sure that you are doing all the things in a secured way. You should not take any risks in this prospect. Because you might lose something really important like this one.
     
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    I've tried out http://www.linkdelete.com/ on one of my authority sites after a douchebag decides to blast crappy links to my site. It's pretty costly, but it'll do the job perfectly.
     
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    What does that cost you? How many links you got deleted through them?
     
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    i think i was taken for a ride.
     
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    Hi poweronics,

    I bought the basic package. I'm not sure how many links got deleted since this package doesn't provide a final Google report, but it does mention that they'll delete 200 bad backlinks monthly. After 2 months, my authority site regained its rankings from nowhere to #9. And yes, it did go through a google dance. Once it stabilized, I applied my usual SEO strategy and managed to get it back to #1.

    Even though it takes time, it's not as time consuming as doing everything manually.
    I'll make sure I use linkdelete again if I ever happen to experience it again.
     
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    I wouldn't worry about it. Google will most likely just ignore the links and may even give you some benefit.
     
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    HAHAH LOL omg that was hilarious...good effort utuxia