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Want your opinion - Unnatural Links to your site

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by abyssal_miss, Sep 3, 2015.

  1. abyssal_miss

    abyssal_miss Power Member

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    Hey, so I'm on webmaster tools. I found the unnatural links to my site warning. Do most of you see this for your sites when building links? I'm still ranking?

    I'm on moz and found a list of spammy sites linking to mine, would it be wise to disavow or does it cause them to do a manual review of my site?

    Am I better off just leaving it alone and continue to build? Or disavow the top spammy links.
     
  2. ghackseo

    ghackseo Regular Member

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    Have never seen a message like that, well I might have missed it in the past and my site just got deindexed based on it, but my advice would be to do something about it. Listen to G. It's a warning, so take action and disavow it.
     
  3. dsan996

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    If you got an unnatural links notification it means that your site has already been manually reviewed by a Google guy. The manual reviews often occuer due to someone reporting your site to Google and in some cases it triggers a manual action against the site, which is notified to the webmaster with that message you found. They can only get lifted after a reconsideration request sent through webmsater tools.

    It depends. If you have time and resources I would recommend you to try and lift the manual action because you don't want your site to be flagged forever, but before trying you should take this into account:

    - There are different kinds of manual actions and you should check which one you got and research it properly. A very common one is what they call "impact links" manual action. This one means that they will stop counting the flagged links for your rankings, but it wont affect the rest of your link profile. As I said I always prefer to try and lift it better than leave it alone but I noticed almost 0 improvement after getting impact links manual actions removed. Some other manual actions affect your whole site and those are the ones that really screw your rankings and you can see a real improvement after the lift.

    - Disavowing links is not always enough. I personally have never been able to remove a manual action without doing some link removal request and getting a few of the links removed before disavowing. Then I fill a Google spreadsheet with dates, pages, anchors, emails and so as a prove of the work done and send the link along with the reconsideration request. If you do this, don't forget to make your spreadsheet public because if you don't do they won't be able to see it.
     
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    drogon Elite Member Premium Member

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    What dan966 said, but also there usually is a time delay between getting the message and your site dropping. So expect your site to drop in rankings within the next week or so.
     
  5. abyssal_miss

    abyssal_miss Power Member

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    i just signed on to google webmasters and put it on my site, Ive been climbing in the ranks. Garaunteed I've had it for a while already. It's an old domain that I've been doing a lot of work on for years.

    All I'm concerned about is that if I put in a disavow request for all the spam links that moz is finding, will they review all my new backlinks im building?
     
  6. dsan996

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    If you ONLY submit a disavow file they wont manually review your site. Apparently the disavowing system is processed automatically.

    Also remember that simply submitting a disavow file will have no impact on the manual action.
     
  7. Techbiggy

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    If you have nothing to do with those links then is more likely to be a target of your competition. trying to build crappy backlinks to take you off .
     
  8. Malificent

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    One of my sites has 3k spammy backlinks too. I used the Moz toolbar to collect all the links that have been indexed and disvowed them. Not much more I can do about the rest - ain't nobody got time for that. I still have a few page one ranked pages but some have dropped away. If it wasn't for traffic from social media, I'd consider starting this niche over on a new site. Sucks, so I feel ya.
     
  9. abyssal_miss

    abyssal_miss Power Member

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    well im ranking and seem to be climbing in the ranks. Am I able to rank #1 with that warning?

    Will google TELL me which links are triggering this? Or are they something I have to find? I'm building so many diversified links that I dont think I can find all of them.
     
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    I was told the only ones I needed to worry about were the indexed ones. I don't know if that's correct or not but that's what I have been focusing on. I guess the other links will just cause untargeted traffic/bounce rate problems. My bounce rate for that site is terrible because I get 300+ visitors a day to 301 redirect... obviously looking for viagra. Its mad frustrating.

    And, yes - I still have some pages on page one despite all this. Just have to keep on adding quality content, getting good legit backlinks and disavowing any new indexed spam links I guess.
     
  12. SeoWrecker

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    Did you build too many links lately or built sape links ? Stop it right now or you will see your site penalized in no time. Go slow for a while. Review your latest links and disavow links which might possibly be causing this and send a reconsideration request.
     
  13. abyssal_miss

    abyssal_miss Power Member

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    thanks for your help guys. <3 Ill check this all out soon.
     
  14. abyssal_miss

    abyssal_miss Power Member

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    Ive been building links with correct velocity over the past 2 years.

    I bought some links from linksmanagement, and they're pretty bunk. That might be it.

    But I'm ranking on page 4 for most of my keywords and that was after the site had been down for 3 months. I threw a new mobile platform on it and it's gaining more and more keywords everyday.

    I have around 5k links on the site already.
    Will google tell me which links are spammy? Or do I have to find that out myself 1 by 1?

    I'll take whatever moz is suggesting and throw it in disavow too.
     
  15. swimmmer

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    it is abnomal, so i suggest you do something like the guys above said
     
  16. abyssal_miss

    abyssal_miss Power Member

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    So, in google there's a place that says links to your site. But it has no data.

    Tells me there's some problem with www. etc. But I've already corrected that.


    Should I stop all link building as well?
     
  17. abyssal_miss

    abyssal_miss Power Member

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    also, wouldnt it be easy to spam a competitor's site and have them flagged / receive a manual penalty that affects their rankings?
     
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    1)You will have to filter them out manually, google is not going to do it for you. Simply disavow the entire domains that are in question but you may also lose some good links in the process.
    2)No, you dont have to stop building links.
    3)check both www and non www version.
    4) The main purpose of disavow tool is to avoid negative seo. However there are many other factors that they consider.
     
  19. CSalt2

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    it is but that's playing so dirty why you gotta be like that?
     
  20. abyssal_miss

    abyssal_miss Power Member

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    well i was wondering if they did that to my site? I have a bunch of bad links that are my fault, but I'm curious if some of these are others.


    Also, for the google webmasters tool displaying the backlinks in question, why wouldnt they show you which ones are being flagged? Thats' almost ridiculous that you have to go judge them yourself, and depending on your insight into seo, or if you're just some random joe blow. You may not even know what link is a good one or bad one.

    Clearly they know, because they're flagging them.