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What the heck?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by ravid32, Sep 20, 2013.

  1. ravid32

    ravid32 Power Member

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    So today I decided to go on ahrefs and just for fun check backlinks for a site that I haven't touched in a couple of months and to my surprise I see 1.8K backlins added since September 1st. I am a total noob in SEO so I have to ask, how could something like this happen?
     
  2. Gyuman82

    Gyuman82 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Um people found your site some how and linked to it? It does happen every now and then.

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  3. Nexusx2

    Nexusx2 Regular Member

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    Some directories will over backlink your site. I had to disavow tons of them from a few sites.
     
  4. Sbrown2015

    Sbrown2015 Newbie

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    I was thinking possibly negative SEO?
     
  5. ravid32

    ravid32 Power Member

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    These are actually high quality backlinks with great contents. A lot of them have pictures in the web 2.0.
     
  6. manny521

    manny521 Supreme Member

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    good for you, let it ride and see what happens...
     
  7. Vonnegut

    Vonnegut Registered Member

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    Is it spun / duplicate content? Either someone is hitting your site or you are getting linked to legitimately, but it seems like way too many links to be legitimate. =
     
  8. jrenzi

    jrenzi Junior Member

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    If the backlinks are good quality then there's nothing to worry about. Otherwise you might be a victim of someone doing negative SEO to you.
     
  9. the_demon

    the_demon Jr. Executive VIP

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    It could just be a site wide link, many services count that as thousands of links. So you can have a single backlinks on a site with 100,000 pages and it counts that as 100,000 backlinks even though it's really only 1. I prefer to go by referring domain count. As it's unique links that really count the most.
     
  10. dubious

    dubious Regular Member

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    On Ahrefs, go to ahrefs.com/site-explorer/refdomains/subdomains/YOURDOMAIN.COM

    See the "Backlinks count" column to see where the major volume is coming from. Generally what happens is that ahrefs double counts links, so saying you have a url on a blog post or forum, a lot of time individual comments will have their own unique url and you might get 30 links from the same post etc.

    It's not a big issue, duplicate content is generally adjusted for by Google and it's not a good nor bad thing; just means the data isn't truly representative on how Search Engines value those same links.
     
  11. moon612

    moon612 Junior Member

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    where are the links coming from and how were you getting traffic to your site?