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Somebody hurt my site! How to find those backlinks?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by spoon22, Oct 16, 2011.

  1. spoon22

    spoon22 Regular Member

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    Ok, i need your help! My site dropped and i lost several number 1 rankings. I looked for the reason and found that my backlink count increased dramatically in the last few days (i used majestic seo). I built no backlinks to the site and i'm 99% sure that it isn't due to natural link building. It has to be somebody else that wants to hurt my site. How can i find those (fresh) backlinks? I'm testing ahrefs.com and i can't find them. Can majesticseo do that (no refund, i want to go sure)? Or another tool? thx!
     
  2. larrydozier

    larrydozier Registered Member

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    Are you using tracking 202?
     
  3. the_demon

    the_demon Jr. Executive VIP

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    your competitor could be trying to de-index you...

    Try building high quality links to your site.
     
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    Berne Registered Member

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    Depending on the amount of backlinks (say less than 1000), run your site in through site explorer at yahoo and see where the backlinks are coming from. Also note that 2 days ago it seems like Panda 2.6 came out and a lot of us got hit hard from the update, lost a lot of positions myself but I've recovered since then.
     
  5. cloakndagger

    cloakndagger Power Member

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    People say sites can't be hurt by backlinks........yeah right!

    Scrapebox will find the backlinks,if your site is dropping I suggest you check the anchortext being used.I don't think volume of backlinks alone is enough the anchortext is a major part in destroying a sites serps,very much so on a site with no established keywords.
    This is a reason why I always blast a massive amount of backlinks with 1 main keyword before starting to try other keywords.By doing this you are cementing the keyword and if google sees unrelated keywords pointing to your site it is unlikely to have much effect.

    Yahoo site explorer is free the problem with all this is you do not know what keyword is being used!
    By using scrapebox with outbound links only set ,you can go to a post extract the links and look for your site,afaik scrapebox will show links in order (roughly) so if your site shows say in 10th on the link extractor the comment with your link will be somwhere around 10th position between say 7-13 (allowing for outbound links other than comments) on a page with alot of comments it'll save alot of time.

    I'd run the malware checker as well before visiting to be safe,good luck with it and keep us posted.
    It seems a keyword related drop to me.