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Negative SEO & Anonymous - The Ultimate Case Study on Negative SEO.

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by DHSellerUK, Apr 19, 2013.

  1. DHSellerUK

    DHSellerUK BANNED BANNED

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    Hey guys,

    So I've just done a case study over on my site - http://hashtagseo.co.uk/negative-seo-anonymous-ddos-attacks/

    A quick overview -
    As Negative SEO and it's effects have been so domineering in the last year or so, I thought I'd investigate it a bit more since a clients server got hit with a huge distributed denial of service attack recently. I've gone into detail on the effects of an attack on a Government website (yes a .gov) and how they were dominating the SERPs with a 7-SERP result and how after just a few days got wiped off the SERPs completely due to the Anonymous attack.

    I thought I'd share it with you as it took a hell of an amount of time to research & document as well as it's genuinely interesting.

    Hope you enjoy it
    - DH
     
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  2. DHSellerUK

    DHSellerUK BANNED BANNED

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    Bumping this as i spent so long on it ;(
     
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  3. Untouchable

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    No offence op. A bit more info about the recovery would be appreciated.
    You know like numbers. How much traffic they used to get and stuff. Also you recovered the site would be nice.
     
  4. espz0rz56

    espz0rz56 Newbie

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    I would also like to see some more recovery data in your case study, it seemed like you didn't touch upon that enough. Although, I did think it was a good read. Anonymous' shenanigans are always interesting.
     
  5. DHSellerUK

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    I don't have other recovery data it's not my site so I don't know before stats etc.. but I'm guessing as they're ranking #1 for around 6 keywords (total EM monthly of 18k) - Guessing they had about 10k monthly uniques?
     
  6. JamesPoland

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    A bit more details about the restoration would be valued.
    You know like figures. How much visitors they used to get and things. Also you retrieved the website would be awesome. . . . . . . .
     
  7. DHSellerUK

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    The site is now retrieved but as I said above I didn't own the site.. it's a .gov :)
     
  8. Seo-Devil

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    for .gov is different as VIP
     
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    Hey, thanks for the info.

    You mention a SEO site that got Neg Seo'd with 1 mil blog comments. What site is that? We're the comments "bad" keywords or just the keywords they were trying to rank for?
     
  10. DHSellerUK

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    It was by a BHW member, they mass blog comments same anchor text, same comment over a 3 day time period.
     
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  11. DHSellerUK

    DHSellerUK BANNED BANNED

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    @drywallrob -
    http://trafficplanet.com/topic/2369-case-study-negative-seo-results/

    There's the link to it, thought it was this forum - turns out not :)
     
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  12. azy141

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    I thought it was a good read thanks