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Negative SEO attack on site...how to remove links?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by yayman, Aug 17, 2014.

  1. yayman

    yayman Registered Member

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    Hello all,

    One of my clients' sites has been under attack and there are now > 10,000 backlinks from viagra and sex pill sites pointing to various pages to his site and even pages that don't exist (i.e., website.com/25mg-viagra-online/)

    How do I get rid of these backlinks? Should I just download these links from ahrefs and import them into the Disavow tool? I tried checking Webmaster Tools to see if there were any links pointing to the site, but WMT shows nothing. And for those who are going to say "negative seo doesn't hurt your site" please don't because the site was ranking on the first page for a few terms and it has now fallen back to the 4th page or lower on all terms.

    Thanks
     
  2. SEO Power

    SEO Power Elite Member

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    There is nothing you can do to get rid of the backlinks since they are automated links. What you should do is disavow them and wait for the site to recover or tell your client to start over with a new domain.
     
  3. wisdomkid

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    PhotoshopMaster Newbie

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    go with the disvow tool
     
  5. SpookSEO

    SpookSEO Senior Member

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    You would no longer be able to do anything about those backlinks that you are trying to get rid of. The only choice you have left is to make use of the disavow tool. Other than that, you can also just consider setting up a new website, especially if you don't see website recovery as an option.
     
  6. aka sam

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    disavow , is the only option you have here. go for it.
     
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    Disavow tool doesnt work for the most part. Should just start over with new domain name.
     
  8. mickyfu

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    The links are probably having nil effect, what you need to do is deal with all the 404's they are creating.
     
  9. wizdorf

    wizdorf Regular Member

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    There are link removal services like linkdelete.com that can help you.

    Others say the disavow tool but theres no examples of that being helpful.

    I am shocked that people throw away the domains if they have negative SEO on it. That just encourages negative SEO more if the advice is to give up on it haha.
     
  10. rankwatch12

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    Disavow links as soon as possible. If you feel that there has been too much messy work, start working on a new domain.