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Negative attack on website - HELP!

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by graham169, Jan 6, 2017.

  1. graham169

    graham169 Registered Member

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    Just noticed a neg seo attack on website, found a load of forum posts and do follow blog comments pointing to website, just wondered which is most toxic, so I clean them up first?

    Thank you in advance.
     
  2. validseo

    validseo Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    just disavow the domains if you are worried about it. Penguin 4 should ignore them.

    But Google specifically says:

    "This is an advanced feature and should only be used with caution. If used incorrectly, this feature can potentially harm your site’s performance in Google’s search results. "

    and

    "In most cases, Google can assess which links to trust without additional guidance, so most normal or typical sites will not need to use this tool."

    https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/2648487?hl=en

    So if your rankings haven't tanked you could just wait and see. Maybe Penguin is ignoring them and no action is needed.
     
  3. Ez Rankings

    Ez Rankings Newbie

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    You can disavow links resulting from negative SEO. But, you need to go through your backlinks profile regularly to save your site from Negative SEO.
     
  4. ghoddar

    ghoddar Newbie

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    Disavow all links at once.
     
  5. Sam Green

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    I would agree with validseovalidseo, from what I've read googles policy isnt to penalies a site for bad backlinks, but to simply nullify any ranking increase from the links. If your serp rankings dont change i wouldn't worry about it.

    Though if your still worried I would focus on removing the blog comments first. Though its not like ranking updates are instant... you've got plenty of time. no need to rush.
     
  6. graham169

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    Was #1 dropped to mid page 2!
     
  7. graham169

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    Back to my origial question...which is worst? Do follow blog comments or forum profile links?
    So I can address these first.
     
  8. nikchaing

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    what kind of anchors do the links have?
     
  9. redarrow

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    Drop them all , make sure to report it to google .....
     
  10. validseo

    validseo Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    If you rank because of spammy links and then google started ignoring those then you would naturally fall in the rankings. Disavowing them might do nothing for your rankings... middle of page two doesn't feel like a huge penalty. You could build some quality links and see if you start to recover some rank. If so it might just be that your link spam no longer helps you and never will again. Be careful though. If you build spam style you might get flagged for manual review.
     
  11. night0wl

    night0wl Newbie

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    I read that google changed algorithm for negative seo, it doesn't impact anymore, if google find spam links it only ignores them without negative effect
     
  12. fastlinks

    fastlinks Power Member

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    report to google is the key.
     
  13. FoorsBesLew

    FoorsBesLew BANNED BANNED

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    Find all your website backlinks and then disavow the bad ones in googles webmaster tools.
     
  14. bmills

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    People are still disavowing links? Jeez, stay away it is almost 100% pointless now. I always stayed away because my theory was disavow was a honeypot :)
     
  15. Sam Green

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    disavow is a honeypot? ... what exactly is your thought process behind that? Your telling me somewhere at Google there's someone going "Yep all we do is wait for some those assholes to disavow links then we got'em *evil laughter*"

    sounds like some bat shit crazy conspiracy theory
     
  16. RayBay

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    What anchors do you get? If they are random don't bother, if 100% money keywords than build new backlinks with brandname, domain name, url etc. For spam, sex, hack links - if they are too much disavow them.
     
  17. graham169

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    Adult, viagra, payday loans, online casino.
     
  18. graham169

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    Thank you RayBay, we have submitted a disavow, however the question we have is which is worst, ******** blog comments or forum profiles? So we can keep an eye out for which is going to damage the site most.
     
  19. graham169

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    Well that is not true...negative attack happend and site dropped after neg links got indexed!
     
  20. Sam Green

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    so has it recovered after disavowing links?