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Need Advice. Got hit by competitor's Negative SEO. PLEASE HELP!

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by focusproduction, Nov 10, 2014.

  1. focusproduction

    focusproduction Newbie

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    Hi,

    recently after the penguin 3.0 update, I noticed that I have dropped 6 spots overnight. So I got an Ahrefs account, and to my shock, I have been filled with a huge load of spammy backlinks, ranging from gambling websites to some random webpages that no longer exist, or even just a blank page with my link on it, but it was adjusted so my link was hidden / the same as the background color.

    I'm not an seo expert or work in the SEO industry, I was just wondering are there any advice out there so I can recover from this? I don't plan on doing the same for my competitor, so please don't reply saying I should just do the same. I don't want to sink to their level :)

    I just want to clean my backlinks up, and then get back to my number 1 spot and dominate the industry again.

    thanks!
     
  2. sashablack

    sashablack Elite Member

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    what does webmaster tools say? Did you get penalized? manual spam links or the whole site?

    -Sasha
     
  3. Zekie

    Zekie Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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  4. focusproduction

    focusproduction Newbie

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    Webmaster tool so far has been clean. it's manual spam links I assume.

    im getting links from websites such as free lesbian movies

    like wtf ?

    it's very recent links too. anyone can help ?
     
  5. Spawnie

    Spawnie Power Member

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    Isn't there a way to disavow those links in google webmaster tools? I'm not into SEO either but I think I read about it...
     
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    If you could provide the URL of the link source, I could... investigate.
     
  7. makemybusinessboom

    makemybusinessboom Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Disavow those bad boys.