Ok i say that this is not mine i found this on another forum that i will not list here. Also if this was already made public here please ignore or delete it. Some guys carried out a massive scrapebox blast on two sites to ensure an accurate result. The two sites we chose and the reasons we chose them are as follows: seofaststart.com (Dan Thies) 1. He has received a direct response from Matt Cutts on Twitter, so if we were able to affect his site he is more likely than most to get the ear of the right person and show google what can be done (https://twitter.com/#%21/danthies/statuses/180389475497676801) 2. A self proclaimed "seo guru" (Hi, I'm Dan Thies. Although I'm best known as the "keyword guru," I've been practicing, studying and teaching advanced search engine marketing strategy and tactics for several years http://www.seoresearchlabs.com/) - it should be harder than most to affect the site of an "seo guru". 3. If it works, he should be smart enough to profit from all of the publicity he would get out of it. 4. He already has several domains 301d to seofaststart.com without penalty (not a white hat tactic) - we were wondering if he had been 'protected' in some way. 5. He is a suck-up-brown-noser, smugly bad mouthing everyone and crowing that "many pants are being pooped and it's long overdue" - we don't like him. negativeseo.me 1. They are selling services for negative seo under the tagline "destroy your competitors". Rankings Before (22nd March): seofaststart.com dan thies - number 1 seo - number 11 seo service - number 34 seo book - number 3 negativeseo.me negative seo - number 2 destroy your competitiors - number 1 Timeline: 15th March - Dan Thies posts smug tweets to Matt Cutts and pisses off the entire internet. 18th March - seofaststart.com - blog posts started - anchor text "seo" "seo service" and "seo book" 22th March - seofaststart.com - 1 million scrapebox blast started - 100% anchor text "Dan Thies" 24th March - negativeseo.com - 1 million scrapebox blast started - 100% anchor text "destroy your competitors" 26th March - Dan Thies posts in Twitter that he has received an unnatural links message. Note: 18th March - seofaststart blog posts started. This was NOT US. We had previously decided that it would be risky to 'out' the blogs that links were getting placed on and agreed not to include blog posts in our experiment. We don't know who did this, how many links they built or what network/s they used. We discovered these links in ahrefs and have estimated that about 5000 links where built, probably with ALN between the 18th-23rd March. Ranking After (18th April) note rankings are still jumping a little: seofaststart.com dan thies - number 1 (still number 1) seo - not in top 1000 (down from number 11) seo service - not in top 1000 (down from number 34) seo book - number 34 (down from number 3) negativeseo.me negative seo - number 6 (down from number 2) destroy your competitiors - number 13 (down from number 1) Other stuff of interest right now: ahrefs seofaststart.com (notice how few of our 1 million scapebox links have shown up!) https://ahrefs.com/site-explorer/backlinks/subdomains/www.seofaststart.com ahrefs negativeseo.me (notice how few of our 1 million scrapebox links have shown up!) https://ahrefs.com/site-explorer/backlinks/subdomains/www.negativeseo.me Dan Thies begging on google groups https://groups.google.com/a/googleproductforums.com/forum/#%21category-topic/webmasters/chit-chat/Azfly-iRtLs Our personal message to Matt Cutts/Google: Negative SEO is possible. Sort it out! Our personal message to Dan Thies: Next time you want to smugly throw your holier than thou 2 cents into the ring, think before you speak. Every backlink to your site was analyzed before starting this. Don't think those 301d domains hide what you are doing because they don't - you are the same as the rest of us - your methods for link bait are, in fact, worse than some of the 'spammers' you so often refer to. Now your pants are being pooped and it's long overdue ..... thanks!