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Negative SEO on my website - Disavow or let it go ?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Valkurm, Jul 13, 2016.

  1. Valkurm

    Valkurm Power Member

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    Hi guys,

    I was checking my backlinks today and I realized that someone has been spamming my main website with thousands of spammy blog comments over the last 10 days (and still doing it I think).
    It's a fully white hat website, which is around 3 years old. It's getting great results so far and I really can't afford to lost this one as it's my main earner.

    The spammer used the same anchor text for each comment, which is a keyword I'm targeting. You could say it's even my main keyword. Here is how it looks now on SEO Majestic :

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    As you can see, I now have 59% of my backlinks anchor text with the one this guy is spamming. 31% is "Other Anchor Text" and the rest are random ones. Until now, the backlink profile was in a great shape.

    When I check new backlinks, here is how it looks :
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    They're also starting to pop on my Google Webmaster Tool dashboard.

    For now, I don't see any big moves on my SERP, but I'm afraid there will be soon. I'm new to this kind of behavior, and I'm not sure if I should just export all the spammy links this fucker created with SEO Majestic and Disavow them, or just do nothing. I've read that Google is now getting betting as ignoring this kind of links..

    Well, any advice is welcome !
     
  2. Nut-Nights

    Nut-Nights Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Disvow all these links, If it doesn't work then get a new website up. You need to wait to see results. But don't forget to fuck Top 20 website for that keyword.
     
  3. Phenomix

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    This is why I hate IM. You work so hard to build a site as white-hat and clean as possible and a jealous competitor try's to undo it all in one go. There have been documented cases of neg SEO having a reverse effect and actually causing the victims website to rank higher but, you can't afford to take that gamble. Disavow that shit.
     
  4. xplosiv

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    I feel for you there brother, had this happen to me on a 6 month old site with a pristine backlink profile. Fucking cunt wasted hours upon hours of my time having thousands of links show up in ahrefs and majestic and WMT for several weeks (and some do still pop up every few days). Also, I am pretty certain that Google is way past this type of petty bullshit by now, but its best to be safe and disavow the links because they are very hard to get indexed. Smart move on Googles part IMO. Obviously the tools I mentioned are expensive but just get a group buy package and go hunting. I especially recommend ahrefs because you can hide backlinks that have already been disavowed which makes pruning a lot easier.

    Another thing to do is make sure you rank for that keyword, just to piss him the fuck off. A few weeks after I got done with most of the disavowing, my site still managed to rocket up the rankings for about 5-6 keywords, and most were keywords that he tried overoptimizing my site for.

    BUT, it's important that you build high quality links too, don't just disavow them and do nothing. I won't go into every strategy, but I guarantee the guy is fucking fuming by now that I've attained some pretty significant rankings all on keywords he tried to penguinize my site for. I have a pretty good idea who it is now, because once this happened there was an adwords ad that was outdoing my #1 organic rank. So just to fuck with him I started paying for ads too lmao, and the quality score is pretty decent so it outranks his listing too.
     
  5. editwork

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    Disavow the links until google penalize you after that just do a 301 redirect like this: Penalize domain>URL shortner>New domain
    It will give you lil boost on rankings(Already tried before)
     
  6. ficfroc

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    Damn you've got to hate these f*cking retards.
    You really should disavow all these links. The ones that show up in majestic and the ones that will show up later in your GWT account.
    Try to use as many backlink explorers you have access to .
     
  7. Valkurm

    Valkurm Power Member

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    But I want to avoid to change my domain. My website is known as an authority one on the niche, I've got lot of contacts with people there, active social pages, watermarked pictures and such..

    As anyone been in the same situation and proceed to keep his rankings with or without disavowing the links ?
     
  8. ThopHayt

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    If you have high authority the attack shouldn't have worked in harming your rank, were you affected?

    -ThopHayt
     
  9. Valkurm

    Valkurm Power Member

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    Right now I'm not affected. But as it's kinda recent (looks like it started on June 24), not sure that it's should have kicked in right now in terms of rankings.

    I've compiled a file of 530 domains from SEO Majestic and Ahrefs. Waiting on more advice in order to see if I should disavow or not...
    Also it's keep growing, no taking 61% of my anchors (59% some hours ago).
     
  10. living2xl

    living2xl Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    disavow immediately regardless if you are affected or not and do this consistently and you should be clear
    dont rely on just majestic do ahrefs too
     
  11. auxiliarus

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    Just disavow and if your rankings drop, play with your keyword densities.
     
  12. Bedbug

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    I would disavow and do a press release with my brand and raw..,,
     
  13. lion1978

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    no need to disavow them with a site that is + 3 years, the spam links will have no negative effect on your rankings, in fact it may help a tiny bit.
    Google is very well aware of this technique and as long as your site isn't brand new it won't affect rankings.
    you can sit back and laugh at a competitor wasting his time, trying to do negative seo when he clearly knows nothing about it.
     
  14. starki

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    If your site is an established authority in it's niche and never had a problem with spammy links before, chances are high that Google detects what's going on and simply ignores this. One of our customers was a victim some time ago, really huge attack. Was well before Penguin 2.0, they decided not to disavow and these links didn't hurt at all.

    For less established, newer sites without a slowly grown natural and strong backlink profile, this kind of attack is certainly much more dangerous, especially if it's not done all at once, but over a longer period of time.

    So, to be 100% on the safe side, you need to disavow as much of this crap as possible as fast as possible...but I wouldn't panic, negative SEO hardly works if the victim has a longer positive history.
     
  15. Scorpion2

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    I cant stand people like that. IM is a cut throat business and the only and i mean the ONLY thing i hate about it is that people can copy your niche/site and not only out rank you but cheat to pull your site down so that they can make money instead the rightful owner of the niche.
     
  16. ThopHayt

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    I don't know... if it were MY site I don't think I'd screw with the disavow given that its not harmed rankings and that its such an obvious negative attack. But do what makes you comfortable.

    -ThopHayt
     
  17. topcoder

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    I don't think it will effect you, and I think lion1978 is correct. If your site is aged, it will probably help you rank better. There is a lot of value in an aged domain, that google is sharing with their ranking algro.
     
  18. Valkurm

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    Well I put around 350 domains on the disavow tool yesterday. I keep seeing around 1000 new spammy backlinks everyday on SEO Majestic.
    Thing is, even if my website is well established on the niche, it didn't have that much backlinks. At least nothing compared to the 30k+ I've got in these last days. It really scrambled my backlinks portfolio in a bad shape.

    I will update if I see some moves.
    And thanks for all advice !
     
  19. nakamura

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    If your site has authority, you shouldn't worry. Before I had a website which got Neg SEO for a few times. It got literally 200k spam backlinks with very weird anchors, but some rankings improved. The website is still working, didn't get penalized at all.

    Google is not that stupid. If Neg. SEO would work that easy, the whole search engine would be a disaster.