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Very strange incoming links to my website

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by tromeros, Jul 24, 2011.

  1. tromeros

    tromeros Newbie

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    Hello there,

    I was observing my awstats and I noticed many incoming links to my website from similar websites like:

    s e x y n o v e l s net
    When I go to these websites, I open the Web Page Source and I search for links to my website but there isn't any.

    Can this harm my website? Why does this happen?
     
  2. wyomble

    wyomble Registered Member

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    I have a couple thousand links like this to one of my sites too. They have been there for months. I don't think anything negative has come from them though.
     
  3. aznxmtg

    aznxmtg Regular Member

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    It is call referrer spam I believe. You can do it with scrapebox.
     
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  4. JB2003

    JB2003 Registered Member

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    Yeah, someone is using a tool like Scrapebox to ping their URL to your referrer logs. The clever ones spoof intriguing URL's like website.com/forums/Is-this-guy-doing-something-illegal.html, which of course entices you to click on it which results in you being redirected.
     
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  5. zerocoolflo

    zerocoolflo Regular Member

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    Well porn links can definitely hurt your site imho

    I say this from my own experience/ w 2 sites that I own

    One was spammed by a domain which would give me 500+ links/ day ( the rankings stayed the same )

    And the other was spammed ( probably by competition ) with hundreds of porn links per day => -500 penality

    I think you can block the links that you don't want but I don't really know how to... search for it

    Have a nice day
     
  6. tromeros

    tromeros Newbie

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    Where do I do that?
     
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    zivmaymon Regular Member

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    we would like to know how to block these link from entering our websites
     
  8. beachlivin29576

    beachlivin29576 Newbie

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    I have the same issue with my site when checking in coming links in awstats as well, HOWEVER when I check my G analytics they don't show up there. I've been all over G webmaster tools forum with this same concern and the answers from all of the top contributors that I could find is, there's nothing that you can do about it and G ignores them anyway. I find it hard that they ignore them completely but I think they just don't give them the positive weight that quality backlinks get. As one contributor said, If G penalized for having those type of links then we would stop improving our sites and just NUKE our competitors with bad backlinks.
     
  9. kokoloko75

    kokoloko75 Elite Member

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    Ref. Spam certainly.
    You can block IP via .htaccess file.

    Beny
     
  10. JB2003

    JB2003 Registered Member

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    Referer spam are not links - there are no webpages linking to you. It's just spoofed traffic.

    And like Koko said you can block IP with htaccess.
     
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  11. sussane

    sussane Registered Member

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    any available free referrer spam bot ? other than Scrapebox ?