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Need help deciphering how this guy is getting SEO traffic with ZERO backlinks

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by mkbowers99, Jul 22, 2013.

  1. mkbowers99

    mkbowers99 Regular Member

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    I checked his site in ahrefs, semrush and majestic seo. They are all coming back with 0 backlinks yet somehow miraculously, this guy is ranking and getting decent SE traffic. Any other way to check what the hell he is doing? He is using a dynamic XML sitemap and has tons of thin content pages. Any ideas?
     
  2. mrblackjack

    mrblackjack Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    he's cloaking ahref, semrush, majestic etc.
    that is, he builds links to an intermediate domain, for ex. Domain1.com, and 301 from this domain to MoneySite.com
    In domain1.com he puts a cloaking script that blocks or make ahref, semrush, majestic and the others stay put. i.e., those link crawlers wont see the 301 redirect, only real visitors, hence they report 0 backlinks to MoneySite.com and will report backlinks profile to Domain1.com - but, you dont know / cannot know what is domain1.com

    You can do the same trick with rel=canonical tag
     
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  3. Moosey

    Moosey Senior Member

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    Redirects, look around you'll find gold. Enough said
     
  4. BassTrackerBoats

    BassTrackerBoats Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    Depending on the competition, it might just be good OnSite SEO and some authority of the domain.

    Aside from that, either redirecting some domains that don't allow majestic seo/ahrefs/opensiteexplorer crawlers or a blog network disallowing the same services.
     
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    Scritty Elite Member Premium Member

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    Almost definitely redirecting. It's a well known procedure. Gorang here on BHW has written a very good step by step and has an extremely smart website that has this method of traffic filtering down to a tee.

    Scritty
     
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  6. mkbowers99

    mkbowers99 Regular Member

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    thanks guys will research the forum for more redirect info.