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    What to do about Negative Seo Attacks


    I hear a lot of folks complaining about negative seo attacks on sites. Well it appears that Google is finally seeing the light concerning this issues.

    So what should you do to combat these attacks on your website ??. Well according to John Mueller, the answer is simple, Do absolutely Nothing. Do not waste your time on a Google disavow file, use that only for links that you actually built.

    Here is the article from SEJ, with answers from John M.

    The image is linked. It's a good read !

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    Only use the disavow file for links you build will help Google classify you as a manipulater NO?
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    Yeah, what I am hinting at is most don't know the correct way to build links, so they invariably build spammy links sad to say, these are the one I was meaning you should disavow.

    I really wasn't that clear in the post about that point Test-ok. Thanks for pointing that out.
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    Google recently said you don't have to worry about negative SEO they ignore malicious badlinks: https://www.searchenginejournal.com/...e-them/294347/
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    Well, I don't know if this has changed in the last couple of years, but I saw an experiment where it was proven that you could crash another site with negative SEO. The perpetrators chose someone that personally knew Matt Cutts, and was ranking maybe #3 or #4 for the keyword SEO. They totally crashed his rankings by pointing thousands of spammy and porn sites back to his site.
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    I personally remember that escapade. Thought it was funny when they did it. So I suppose that Google has taken the necessary steps to combat that fiasco. That experiment did prove that algo's could be manipulated by 3rd parties. I do think tho, they,(Google), think they have a solution. In my opinion, that remains to be seen. With the use of the disavow file, they have a tremendous database of crap sites. Now as to how they use that to their advantage, well you guess is as good as mine or anyone else's.


    There are many ways to negatively affect a site, also a good read is this 6 part article from SEJ on some of the many ways it is done. Also contains solutions to protect your site from it.
    ( the image is linked to the article )

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    Lol, yea it was pretty funny. Before that, I was convinced you couldn't do negative SEO on a site. It seemed a no brainer that Google would have considered those possibilities.

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