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Someone is screwing with me!

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by micky007, May 17, 2015.

  1. micky007

    micky007 Newbie

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    Hey,

    I've recently been checking my site on AhRefs and noticed thousands of new backlinks have come in from blog posts. I have not paid for anything like this as i spend thousands a month of proper SEO. I've never had an issue before and it looks like someone sees me as a competitor and has purchased a load of dodgy backlinks for my site so ill get penalised etc... Is there anything i can do to stop this (i dont think there is but thought id ask anyway) and also is there anything i can do to contact Google and let them know of the issue so they dont penalise the site?

    I'm really pissed off as its now been a waste of time, money and effort down the drain :(

    Anyone experienced anything like this before?

    Thanks,
    Mike
     
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  2. CyHead

    CyHead Regular Member

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    There's always the disavow tool - but who knows, maybe it'll actually help you in the long run.
     
  3. nikchaing

    nikchaing Jr. VIP Jr. VIP UnGagged Attendee

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    I would just hope it's a short term attempt. If they're persistent with it then you might be in trouble
     
  4. archon10

    archon10 BANNED BANNED

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    lol define "proper SEO." If you bought links, they are likely the result of your own "proper SEO." Either ignore it or disavow the links.
     
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  5. ivyleague

    ivyleague Newbie

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    See if it helps or hurts and if it hurts disavow the links.
     
  6. Homer Simpson

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    Change domain? Not really much you can do if you don't know who it is.
     
  7. protozoon

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    Its negative seo and you can always disavow them.
     
  8. alias2002

    alias2002 Regular Member

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    Yeah, right of course. I think that too.
     
  9. Fa1c0n

    Fa1c0n Newbie

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    Yes this is currently happening to an associate of mine.

    Hundreds of blogspot domain name spammy blogs building links to his site.
    On top of that there are sites stealing his content to make it less unique.

    He is disavowing, so far its not helping.

    What's your niche op?
     
  10. Zwielicht

    Zwielicht Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    I want to know what you bought for your "proper SEO" as well. For all you know, the person you paid was the one creating spammy links. Anyway, here are some options for you:

    1. You can contact the webmasters where the links were placed to see if they can removed them.
    2. You can disavow them (don't use this tool frivolously).
    3. Fire your SEO if he or she did it.
     
  11. Gwenn

    Gwenn Registered Member

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    The best way to get rid of spammy links is to use Google's Disavow link tool.
     
  12. upstarter

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    Have you manually checked the blog that your link was in? Maybe somebody liked your site and placed it in their sidebar. Or they could be using your RSS and putting your content in their site.
     
  13. Doge Links

    Doge Links Registered Member

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    You should mention with which keywords the blog posts were done, if they were done properly, and you have a good keywords density, you can leave it as it is. Otherwise there is an option to disavow all bad links.
     
  14. johnbaldry99

    johnbaldry99 Junior Member

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    The long term solution is for you to continue to build good quality links.
    You cant stop someone building bad links to your site in an attempt to affect your rankings.
    Its not a great strategy becuse we woudl all be laible to this typeof negative SEO
    But no one can stop you building top quality links to your site.
    And in the long run , that will differentiate you as far as google is concerned
     
  15. RTSteam

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    Disavow the links and then avenge yourself by further improving your ranks.
     
  16. 7th Sense

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    May be your competitor did negative SEO to your site. But no need to worry about that. Just disavow the links mate...
     
  17. Y M C M B

    Y M C M B Power Member

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    i cannot help but repeat the good advice in this thread, disavow the links and chill :)