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Strange Backlinks

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by Mabombe, Feb 11, 2020.

  1. Mabombe

    Mabombe Newbie

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    Hi,

    I have a problem with some strange backlinks for some products in my shop. Today I checked the top refering pages in my search console and found a lot of products with strange backlinks. When I click on these backlinks it always shows me pages like "you won a iphone, a s9 ..." with a lot of popups.

    Here a picture from some of these links:

    https://www.bilder-upload.eu/bild-1b2950-1581417200.jpg.html

    Now I have some questions;

    * Why someone place a backlink like this for my products?
    * Affect these links my overall rankings?
    * What should I do against these links? Disavow?

    Thank you in advance for your help.
     
  2. dekhajam

    dekhajam Registered Member

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    Hi,

    1. scaling spam projects
    2. yep, spam links could hurt your site
    3. you should disavow them, check your BL profile on regularly basis
     
  3. Psychic Panda

    Psychic Panda Registered Member

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    Negative SEO and yes they hurt your overall ranking.You can talk to the site owner of those backlinks to remove them.


     
  4. Mabombe

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    Thank you for your feedback.
     
  5. Chris.Roark

    Chris.Roark Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    1. Negative SEO
    2. Yes, sometimes they do, but Google is becoming more aware of spammy content and sometimes it tends to ignore them.
    3. Get Ahrefs 7 day trial for $7 and check your website's backlinks. You can check them by anchor tag and find all the domains that link with that anchor you think is spam. Then you can disavow them.

    Here's more info on how to disavow (tell Google these links shouldn't be in your backlink profile).
    https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/2648487?hl=ro
     
  6. Mabombe

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    Started a analysis with seo spyglas. But sometimes it shows me not all backlinks. If I cant find them I will try Afrefs. This sucks, as I can see in the search console, there are many products with such links. What an a..... do such things?
     
  7. Mr Positive

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    If these links are causing a drop in rankings then disavow them, if you’re getting traffic and rankings then don’t touch them at all
     
  8. Digirulz

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    1. They point spammy links to drop your site ranking.
    2. Of course, it will.
    3. Yes, disavow those links and monitor backlinks to keep your site safe.
     
  9. Mabombe

    Mabombe Newbie

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    First of all, thank you for your answers.

    Last week I made a new disavow file with the links I got from my search console. I uploaded it on thursday. What happend since then is unbelievable. Lots of keywords regenerated the rankings and I got also a lot of new page one rankings for my main target country and also for my 2 side target countries.

    Samples:

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    Its really crazy and I am more than happy.
     
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  10. NexusC

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    Congrats with solving this. Don't forget to check for new backlinks every week, as this may happen again.