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Negative SEO?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by purchasenps, Feb 13, 2015.

  1. purchasenps

    purchasenps Newbie

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    I've seen the term negative SEO tossed around here and there but I'm not too sure what it is and how to go about it.

    Is it possible to throw negative SEO at sites in order to try and get their ranking down?
     
  2. thhvancouver

    thhvancouver Newbie

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    You can spam google with garbage links of the other sites.
    Of course, if they have a good base of quality links built up, it might backfire.
     
  3. BassTrackerBoats

    BassTrackerBoats Super Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    We don't promote that kind of negativity here, OP.

    We do promote out thinking, working, building, maneuvering, SEOing the other guy and his site though.
     
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  4. purchasenps

    purchasenps Newbie

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    Fair enough.
    I figured this was the black hat section, so didn't think a topic like this would be off topic.
    But thanks for the reply. :p

    EDIT: The main reason I was asking is because I feel like my site is being hit with negative seo, so I wanted to know how to combat that. So as a followup, if this kind of discussion is not encouraged, any tips on how to combat/get around the negative seo being thrown at my site?
     
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  5. cottonwolf

    cottonwolf Regular Member

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    Try to sort through your spammy backlinks and disavow them with google webmaster tools.
     
  6. auctionguy

    auctionguy Newbie

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    Right! It's almost like the big G sent out a warning email to several forums....promote it and your site will be banished to the abyss. :p

    Just noticed that the EMD .com is under development.
     
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    affarmy Regular Member

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    It is possible. And it is done in most of the competitive serps.
     
  9. glennmaxewell

    glennmaxewell Newbie

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    Simply it's called as Black hat SEO.
     
  10. David Cameron

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    It's better to spend time constructively building your own site.
     
  11. Titans

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    yeah negative seo will get site ranking down.
    These are the tools to protect your site from negative seo.
    1. Google webmaster tool.
    2. Monitor Backlinks.
    3. Google alert.
    4. Cyfe
     
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    Yes you can do negative SEO by using spam links to other sites but they can trace them and they can remove the spam backlinks. SO better you can develop your own site instead of doing negative seo to competitor site
     
  13. auctionguy

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    You're saying they're traceable, only if you run your own software software right? I'm sure Fiverr gigs are harder to trace.
     
  14. mohamedraouf

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    Its all by the links you using. Google is maybe tolerated but not that much.
     
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    Last guy I know who did this had all of his fingers broken. I would just learn how to outrank your
    competition since that is whats required of you. Can't devalue all of Google ya know!
     
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    No way! How can they trace them back to the poster?
     
  18. auctionguy

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    If you run your own software, and don't use proxies, I'm pretty sure you leave a trail. If someone was vigilant, they could contact the sites the links appear on and request your IP. Also, you can leave a footprint if you attack multiple sites.

    Even with Fiverr gigs, you run a risk. These guys are making $5, do you really think some of them wouldn't rat your ass out for $100?
     
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    Pardon me but I had to reply to this. I hate neg SEO as much as everyone else but you're being highly illogical - your theories don't hold up in practice - here's why (I'll requote the section I'm commenting on):

    Of course they use proxies. And even if they don't they will of course be behind a VPS/Dedi - good luck getting the customer details from the VPS provider when you have zero legal jurisdictions.

    You mean contact the long-abandoned forums/bookmarking sites that gets 10 bot signups every minute?
    You have better luck at catching the neg seo'er by picking a random person in the phone book than contacting these webmasters.

    Uhh, what footprints?

    Even if you somehow (not possible) could pinpoint the source - how would you know if he is just doing the bidding of someone else (like a Fiverr seller) or actually is doing it himself. The fact is that you have zero proof of anything.
     
  20. purchasenps

    purchasenps Newbie

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    Thanks for all the replies guys, I didn't know this was such a controversial topic.
    I'm going to have to double check whether my google webmaster account is configured properly and check a few other things that were suggested. I suppose it would make sense to try and work on my sites rankings rather than hit the other site, but I figured fighting fire with fire would be an option.

    I'll look more into this. I've purchased a few services from people here before and I'm seeing very minimal results as of right now.