Why not flood your competitors with poor backlinks?

by Nathan Isaac 9 replies
Everyone always talks about how if you
Have links coming from a poor source, this will be bad for your SEO.

If that were the case, then why not just got to Fiverr and buy a ton of garbage links and direct them at the top people for the keyword you are trying to rank?

It sounds like to me this is a myth that cannot exist, or perhaps no one is doing this.

What do you think?
#search engine optimization #backlinks #competitors #fiverr #flood #poor #seo #traffic
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  • Profile picture of the author expmrb
    No Sir, I don't agree on this with you.
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  • Profile picture of the author wifiboos
    The Folks at Google at not stupid. They track the sources of links looking for natural organic growth and other patterns. A spamming policy like this would stand out for this and timing reasons. Site owners can easily disavow bad links anyway.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sclark
    This is black hat and a real bad practice for those who cannot outrank the competitors fair and square, yet it really happens. Personally, I think Google is not completely blind indeed; besides, any conscious website owner will always be keeping an eye on the progress, and should notice any unusual spikes and changes, be it traffic, rankings or number of backlinks. It`s kinda impossible to prevent an attack, but it can be spotted early enough to revert.

    So, forewarned is forearmed. If you were actually wondering how to stay safe from such stuff - check this article on Negative SEO (a great one, have been stumbling upon it everywhere lately).
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    • Profile picture of the author Nathan Isaac
      Originally Posted by Sclark View Post

      This is black hat and a real bad practice for those who cannot outrank the competitors fair and square, yet it really happens. Personally, I think Google is not completely blind indeed; besides, any conscious website owner will always be keeping an eye on the progress, and should notice any unusual spikes and changes, be it traffic, rankings or number of backlinks. It`s kinda impossible to prevent an attack, but it can be spotted early enough to revert.

      So, forewarned is forearmed. If you were actually wondering how to stay safe from such stuff - check this article on Negative SEO (a great one, have been stumbling upon it everywhere lately).
      Yes it would be "black hat" but it just seems like it could be far too easy to do.

      Spend $200 at fiver for an arbitrage of poor backlinks and watch your competitors crumble while you work your way to the top.

      If this "myth" is true, then it could be as simple as that. Maybe poor backlinks are neutral and don't count as anything, but good links are definitely considered. (i.e.: 1 link coming from Whitehouse.gov)
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    Best answer above, google is not stupid like many people are.

    You people also do not have a clue as to what google thinks is a "bad" link, nor do you know how they deal with them.

    Of course this leads to not knowing what a good link is either. Sometimes the "good" is ignored.

    Finally, you people have no clue as to how google works.

    They actually tell you much of this stuff upfront....if you care to read it.

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  • Profile picture of the author robroscob
    It's possible you might even help your competitors and you spent money doing it.
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  • Profile picture of the author johnny07
    There are people who are doing that, but there is a way to neutralize it, so people who have the top positions in google are not dumb and they know how to react. In other words you will lose your time for nothing.
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