All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Negative SEO’

Is Negative SEO Becoming A Bigger Problem For Businesses?

Negative SEO – the practice of competitors engaging in SEO attacks in order to harm businesses in search results – has been a concern in the search industry for years. It’s rare that we see any concrete evidence of this actually working, but the suspicion is pretty much always there, and seems to be ramping up these days. Do you …

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Can Google Really Keep Competitors From Harming Your Business?

Some webmasters aren’t convinced by Google’s “solution” to negative SEO. Wasn’t Google’s Disavow Links tool supposed to be a major help in preventing negative SEO – competitors (or other enemies) associating your otherwise legitimate site with “bad neighborhoods,” by way of links? Do you think Google’s tool does its job the way it should? Is it the answer to this …

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Google Claims To Be “Very Resistant” To Negative SEO

Negative SEO has been a big topic in the search industry this year, particularly since the Penguin update and Google’s link warnings to webmasters. Many have wondered how easy it would be for their competitors to trick Google into making their sites look like parts of “bad neighborhoods’”. Have you seen examples of Google allowing negative SEO to take place? …

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It’s Apparently Not Out Of The Question That Google’s Link Disavow Tool Could Be Used For Ranking Signals

Earlier this month, Google launched the Link Disavow tool, which webmasters can use to tell Google to ignore certain links they believe to be bad. While Google will only do so at its own discretion, some may be wondering if Google will be using the data it gets from the tool for other purposes (like maybe as a ranking signal). …

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Google’s Link Disavow Tool And Negative SEO

In case you haven’t heard yet, Google finally released its long-awaited Link Disavow tool. You can get more details about it here. In a blog post about the tool, Google includes a Q&A section. One of the questions in that is: Can this tool be used if I’m worried about “negative SEO”? Here is Google’s official response to that: The …

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Go Ahead, You Can Now Tell Bing to Ignore Links

While the SEO brethren have been waiting for Google to provide a tool that will allow webmasters to disavow specific links, Bing went ahead and punched that ticket first by launching the Disavow Links feature in Bing Webmaster Tools. The premise isn’t all that complicated: go to Bing Webmaster Tools, click on the Disavow Links under the Dashboard menu, and …

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Google Will Soon Ignore Links You Tell It To

Google’s Matt Cutts gave a keynote “You and A” presentation at SMX Advanced this week, and mentioned that Google is considering offering a tool that would let webmasters disavow certain links. Would you find such a tool useful? Let us know in the comments. Matt McGee at SMX sister site Search Engine Land liveblogged the conversation. Here’s his quote of …

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Is Google Admitting That Negative SEO Is Possible?

Google has a page in its Webmaster Tools help center addressing the question: Can competitors harm ranking? This has been a topic getting a lot of discussion since the Penguin update. It was getting a pretty good amount before then too, but it seems to have ramped up significantly in recent months. Some webmasters have noticed that Google has updated …

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Rand Fishkin’s Negative SEO Challenge: 40K Questionable Links And Ranking Well

Last month, we reported that SEOmoz CEO Rand Fishkin issued a negative SEO challenge. He challenged people to take down SEOmoz or RandFishkin.com using negative SEO tactics. “I’ve never seen it work on a truly clean, established site,” Fishkin told us at the time. He is confident enough in his sites’ link profiles and reputation. He also said, “I’d rather …

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