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Spam Links Sent To One Of My Inner Pages. Is Deleting That Page Good Enough? Disavow?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by bigballin6161, Nov 5, 2015.

  1. bigballin6161

    bigballin6161 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Someone built a bunch of spammy links to my inner page. I don't want to get a penalty. So I deleted that page and now it shows a 404 page not found. Is this good enough so that I don't get a penalty? Should I disavow? What should I do?!
     
  2. bartosimpsonio

    bartosimpsonio Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    If someone bombs your entire site will you delete everything? Doesn't seem like the right move to me.

    In the bizarre context Google has created I'd say disavowing would be the right thing.
     
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  3. praetserge

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    as mentioned before... you can't keep deleting your pages... they can easily send spam to your homepage... what's then?
    So you should try to disavow (still not sure how much it helps).

    how many spam links did they send?
     
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  4. bigballin6161

    bigballin6161 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Anyone else have any idea what i should do? Deleted page and am now making disavow file. So annoying!
     
  5. jamesjk1

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    +1 for disavow. I don't think I'd delete it, though. Could redirect it or use/funnel the juice/relevance to another page/site for the same keyword.
     
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    Deleting the page won't help as others have mentioned and neither will disavowing.

    Your only option if you want to be proactive is link removals.

    Keep in mind you've got another Penguin update right around the corner. Probably wise to get on it as soon as you can.
     
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    No dont delete it,rather check where he is using your links?may be it would be beneficial for you,anything can happen.
     
  8. SEO Power

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    You did the right thing, and that should be enough. Just hope no one sends spam links to an indispensable page on your site, such as your homepage. If it happens though, you can disavow them.
     
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    If you delete, the 404 page will still be on your site, so there is still chance that google consider that page to be your site if the error page is indexed, which sometimes happen (at least for me temperately though).

    I had this issue and disavowed it and done, site is back indexed. It was more than your issue, cos the site was already deindexed due to some stupid VA, who spammed the site and posted some copied text without credit to the original site from where the content was copied.

    So, you don't do anything good by deleting the page.