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Pinging competitor's dead links?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by SuperNoobInc, Feb 24, 2012.

  1. SuperNoobInc

    SuperNoobInc Regular Member

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    So I was using scrapebox and MS, scraping my comeition's backlinks, studying and analyzing them until I found a whole bunch of his backlinks are dead/gone/disappeared.

    I am wondering if I should ping his deadlinks + add them to linklicious, so that Google will crawl them again and let them too, realize that those backlinks are dead.

    Will that help bring my competition down?

    Thanks
     
  2. SuperNoobInc

    SuperNoobInc Regular Member

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    any inputs will be appreciated. thanks
     
  3. Orbit143

    Orbit143 Senior Member

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    What do you mean dead links, pointing to 404 page?
    I don't think that could harm your competitors website.
     
  4. SuperNoobInc

    SuperNoobInc Regular Member

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    Well, i was just thinking - Since those sites no longer provides backlink to my competition site, shouldnt Google knows about this, and re-valuate his backlinks volume and if his site is really worth the ranking its currently on?

    I see some of those backlinks are dead , site no longer exist etc.
     
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    Orbit143 Senior Member

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    I misunderstood your term dead backlinks, if you know the backlink disappeared - got deleted or something, it probably can make a difference.
     
  6. goinviral

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    Google finds them without your help. All you will be doing is wasting your time.
     
  7. SuperNoobInc

    SuperNoobInc Regular Member

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    Oh I see.
    Well, i was doing Link:hisdomain.com (competitor's)
    and i was still able to see the 'dead backlinks' there.

    I can always put them onto linklicious and let google crawl those pages again, i guess...
     
  8. SuperNoobInc

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    Any inputs on this? Please advise. thanks
     
  9. macdonjo3

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    If you want to bring down your competition, just put your competitor's domain in ScrapeBox, and backlink it directly. :)
     
  10. grav6

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    SuperNoobInc, I have no idea if it would work. I understand what you're getting at; if Google still values those links and they're dead, will it get them to devalue them. You could try it as a case study and see if it works, but is devaluing those links worth your time? (I mean, could a link from those locations be considered "high value"?)
     
  11. SuperNoobInc

    SuperNoobInc Regular Member

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    Yes, i want to bring down my competition but not through an 'evil' approach :)

    I wasnt planning to do anything time-consuming. I was simply planning to put all their 'dead/disappeared backlinds' into linklicious, and hope google crawl those pages again - then the spider might realize that those backlinks no longer exist (or page no longer points back to my competitor's site), hence, google will re-determine where that site should be in SERPs?
     
  12. grav6

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    It really depends on the strength of their other off-site SEO and their on-site. And if Google hasn't already discounted those links (although you did mention it shows up with link:whateversite). Just try it and see what happens. At least then there can be a record on BHW if it works or not. :) You could also add them to Nuclear Link Crawler (there's a free account).
     
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    Any effort you put against your competitor is a waste of your time. This time would benefit you more if you work towards your site. Get rid with this mentality, stop trying to "get your competitors down" and grow up.