MrNoPrintz

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Hello,

One of my website's is undergoing a pretty ugly Negative SEO attack with lots of spammy links from bullshit websites- of course in effort to move us down Google;

Most all of the domains are "privacy" protected via WhoisGuard- of course they aren't responding either;

The Hosting company for all of the domains is ccaos.com who is doing a 'fair' job at playing dumb;

We're filing DMCA's like crazy with Google and having good success with getting Google to remove the spam links, but this mess is getting old quickly and continues multiple days per week. It's rather sad that this competitor can't compete in the market place with a product, they have to resort to very questionable and unethical tactics.

While we have just "lawyered up" to start sending cease and desist letters, due to having a fairly decent idea of who the culprit is (a competitor of course) Is there anyone or any group on here who may have a source or a service that helps uncover these people? Would love nothing more than to publicly shame this particular competitor.

Anyone had any success going down this road? Up for any advice as well...

Thanks in advance...
 
It's debatable on whether or not negative SEO even works. Some people will say that the new google algo just simply ignores low quality links.

With that being said, there's really nothing you can do other than disavow and build quality links to your site.

Not a lawyer, but I don't think someone building spammy backlinks to your website is against the law.
 
Thanks HenryHavoc... well.. at this point he's duplicating the hell out of content.. so there's always the legal repercussions of the copyright infringement. (Yes, we've actually spent the $55 and copyright our websites).. tethered with running plenty of press about the competitor's unethical practices once we uncover them...

Unfortunately as a victim, I can say this mess I'm in works well... We held top 3 rankings for particular keywords throughout the country... and now.. we're doing good to be on page 2 or 3 even with all the "good"/whitehat SEO we perform...
 
Thanks HenryHavoc... well.. at this point he's duplicating the hell out of content.. so there's always the legal repercussions of the copyright infringement. (Yes, we've actually spent the $55 and copyright our websites).. tethered with running plenty of press about the competitor's unethical practices once we uncover them...

Are you sure they aren't just ripping you RSS feed? Do your posts have links to your site? What kind of links are you finding? You can PM me if you'd like - I wouldn't post your website here for the sake of anonymity.
 
It's debatable on whether or not negative SEO even works. Some people will say that the new google algo just simply ignores low quality links.

The "obvious" NSEO attempts/concepts, https://www.blackhatworld.com/seo/gsa-blasting-porn-anchors-at-authority-sites-does-nothing-google-isnt-completely-braindead.1003080/unread. There are ways to do NSEO that actually work, although they are generally not posted publicly on BHW for obvious reasons.
 
Negative SEO work guys as hell.You must be prepared if you work SEO.
I had similar case when domain which is old and established authority slowly was attacked in period of maybe 1.5 year and send on the domain over 6 million back links which we call "spam to the death" mostly sex,incest related topics.
OP you must be careful how you will pull out this because google sometimes have no patience to rescue your domain because now all is automated no manual action.Be prepare if even you done everything as you should to be done to loose rankings and traffic in period of 2 months.Then all will settle and get back on right tracks.
 
It is a "slow painful death" type of attack. They are buying aged domains, building various pages with duplicated content then pointing the links back to our site that have nothing to do with a manufacturing based business. Building links such as " Carpet Installation, Free Psychic Readings, links to malware all over the pages. Of course all of the domains are covered by WhoisGuard who is not responding to the DMCA notices. I've been told that WhoisGuard will comply with legal requests from a lawyer, just not sure how true it is. I wished this was only going on 2 months, but unfortunately, it's going on closer to 9 months now at this point. Each time we make a "slight" recovery, we get smacked in the face again. We're using a mixture of SEO Profiler and Google Analytics to watch the backlinks. Is there a faster and more efficient tool out there to watch these crap links? We keep disavowing in Google's Disavow, but it doens't seem to offer much recovery.
 
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