Please, help. Porn pages linked to my site what to do?

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I have one of my web page hosted at hostgator. I can see in Control Panel statistics data about Links from an external page (other web sites except search engines). Many of these backlinks coming from Rusia porn pages and other crap. I have never made such backlinks to my page. I think it is job of some competitor to heart my page rank. My question is how to avoid such tactics or how to delete these bad reputation backlinks?
Thank for your help.
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  • Profile picture of the author John Henderson
    Is your webpage a WordPress installation?
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    • Profile picture of the author singleshooter
      Originally Posted by John Henderson View Post

      Is your webpage a WordPress installation?

      No my page is regular classic web page.
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      • Profile picture of the author socialanthem
        If its just a classic regular web page and its appearing in your stats, depending on your page rank the porn site could merely be hot linking to a portion of your site image, file, or other this is called Bandwidth theft, contact your Hosting provider. There are several tools to prevent this.
        However depending on what is happening, there are a myriad of factors that create this. SQL injections, spam, etc. Can you be more specific on where the links are showing up? As far as the link to, really nothing you can do about it..
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Mayo
    Well, first you're going to have to send me the links to the porn pages so that
    I can check them out. That way I can give you a better answer on how to
    solve the problem.

    J/K
    Have a Great Day!
    Michael
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    • Profile picture of the author singleshooter
      Originally Posted by Michael Mayo View Post

      Well, first you're going to have to send me the links to the porn pages so that
      I can check them out. That way I can give you a better answer on how to
      solve the problem.

      J/K
      Have a Great Day!
      Michael
      I sent you private message with list.
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      • Profile picture of the author Michael Mayo
        Originally Posted by singleshooter View Post

        I sent you private message with list.
        LOL... I was just kidding about the list.

        Ur,Um, It might take me a while to go through it...lol

        Seriously, The links into you site won't hurt you as long as you don't link
        back to them. Basically, if any of the sites linked to you have Page Rank
        then all that will happen is you'll get link juice from them which could help
        your PR. I wouldn't worry about them. Just continue with your original
        game plan.

        Hope that Helps,
        Have a Great Day!
        Michael
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        • Profile picture of the author singleshooter
          Originally Posted by Michael Mayo View Post

          LOL... I was just kidding about the list.

          Ur,Um, It might take me a while to go through it...lol

          Seriously, The links into you site won't hurt you as long as you don't link
          back to them. Basically, if any of the sites linked to you have Page Rank
          then all that will happen is you'll get link juice from them which could help
          your PR. I wouldn't worry about them. Just continue with your original
          game plan.

          Hope that Helps,
          Have a Great Day!
          Michael

          thank you very much for your answer

          most of them have 0 pr, maybe one or two have PR 1
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      • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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        Originally Posted by Michael Mayo View Post

        Well, first you're going to have to send me the links to the porn pages so that
        I can check them out. That way I can give you a better answer on how to
        solve the problem.

        J/K
        Have a Great Day!
        Michael
        lol ... dirty boy

        Originally Posted by singleshooter View Post

        I sent you private message with list.
        You'll never hear from him again. He's busy.

        But you should check out the comments on your blog. Delete them if you have a bunch of spam porn comments.

        Then install wp spamfree or some other spam filter for your blog.

        If they're not in the comments, I don't know why they would be linking to you.

        Edit: Oh yeah, referrer spam
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    • Profile picture of the author magnates
      Originally Posted by Michael Mayo View Post

      Well, first you're going to have to send me the links to the porn pages so that I can check them out. That way I can give you a better answer on how to solve the problem.

      J/K
      Have a Great Day!
      Michael
      Lol

      Cracking up . Micheal is a very funny guy ... but I think he is right ... Show us the link

      Just kidding !!

      Hehe

      Anyway,You can write to the website on the contact us page and ask for them to remove the link to your site
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  • Profile picture of the author Klemen Znidar
    So somebody linked to your site from porn page? Not much you can do. And he can't hurt you like that. If this would be possible everyone would be doing it. Just ignore it (:
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    • Profile picture of the author Jonas B
      Originally Posted by morc3x View Post

      So somebody linked to your site from porn page? Not much you can do. And he can't hurt you like that. If this would be possible everyone would be doing it. Just ignore it (:
      I wouldn't say that it can't hurt tbh
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      • Profile picture of the author singleshooter
        I am confused, because in many SEO manuals gurus are telling that bad reputation pages or zero PR backlinks coming to your site can hurt your page rank but if it is really true it will be very easy for competitors to fight such way. My problems start when I got with my site on first page of Yahoo and Bing and second page on Google with some keywords.
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        • Profile picture of the author Rus Sells
          PageRank has to do with the relevance of the topical content on your page when compared against other pages on the web about the same topic. It has less to do with ranking factors then what's been preached by many SEO guru's. Yes some measure is calculated when looking the PageRank of incoming links but the major factor is the on page criteria.

          The backlinks pointing at his site will just get ignored by Google and no penalty will be given towards ranking factor. This is clearly stated all over the web just Google it.

          If linking to porn sites could damage my competition I'd create porn sites and link to my competition, think about that for a moment.

          As mentioned by another poster, you need to find out if the offending sites are hot linking to your site images, etc. etc. You can disable this in your hosting control panel, or just contact your hosting company to help you out with that matter.

          Originally Posted by singleshooter View Post

          I am confused, because in many SEO manuals gurus are telling that bad reputation pages or zero PR backlinks coming to your site can hurt your page rank but if it is really true it will be very easy for competitors to fight such way. My problems start when I got with my site on first page of Yahoo and Bing and second page on Google with some keywords.
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          • Profile picture of the author Karen Blundell
            if having this sites linking to you bothers you, you can do a simple thing called IP Deny located in your hosting account's cpanel where you can block domains and IP addresses from accessing your site.

            You can also set up Hotlink Protection in your cpanel as well, so that no one can hotlink to your images, your pdf's etc.

            Both those tools are invaluable and are very easy to use.

            good luck!
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          • Profile picture of the author azmanar
            Originally Posted by Rus Sells View Post

            PageRank has to do with the relevance of the topical content on your page when compared against other pages on the web about the same topic. It has less to do with ranking factors then what's been preached by many SEO guru's. Yes some measure is calculated when looking the PageRank of incoming links but the major factor is the on page criteria.

            The backlinks pointing at his site will just get ignored by Google and no penalty will be given towards ranking factor. This is clearly stated all over the web just Google it.

            If linking to porn sites could damage my competition I'd create porn sites and link to my competition, think about that for a moment.

            As mentioned by another poster, you need to find out if the offending sites are hot linking to your site images, etc. etc. You can disable this in your hosting control panel, or just contact your hosting company to help you out with that matter.
            SingleShooter,

            It is exactly as Rus & Suzanne said.

            Don't worry too much, if you're not linking back to them.

            I have all sorts of irrelevant sites ( even porn ) linking to mine. Some of those sites are autoblogs, picking up text and linking my URLs back. Doesn't affect anything except that they do bring some traffic.

            The things that I really care about are security against hijackers, hackers, spam comments and malicious codes in spam comments.
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            • Profile picture of the author hron
              re hostgator awstats:
              Links from an external page (other web sites except search engines)

              I have the same ugly sites in my stats.

              It's referrer spam not actual links to your site. Made with some sort of bots.

              They do it in hopes that either:

              1. you'll publish referrers somewhere on your site, so publicly linking to their site, or

              2. you'll see the links in your stats and visit their site yourself (to see what pages are linking to you).

              do a search engine search on: how to block referrer spam
              you'll find lots of info.

              regards Hans
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        • Profile picture of the author Black Hat Cat
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          Originally Posted by singleshooter View Post

          I am confused, because in many SEO manuals gurus are telling that bad reputation pages or zero PR backlinks coming to your site can hurt your page rank.....
          You know who says that? People who don't know what they're talking about.
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  • Profile picture of the author art72
    Install Askimet anti- spam comment blocker for WP!

    Then moderate your comments, if they don't look relevant it legit....trash them. I had a comment spammer post 232 spam comments in less than a week, once I installed Askimet WP plug-in had no problems.

    Hope that helps.

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    • Profile picture of the author ExRat
      Hi singleshooter,

      Are you sure they're actually backlinks? Have you tried checking here?

      Are you sure it's not just the usual referrer spam?

      Hi rixlo,

      There should be internet police to stop interference
      With respect, you haven't thought this through, have you?

      Hi art72,

      Install Askimet anti- spam comment blocker for WP!

      Then moderate your comments, if they don't look relevant it legit....trash them. I had a comment spammer post 232 spam comments in less than a week, once I installed Askimet WP plug-in had no problems.

      Hope that helps.

      Art
      It probably won't help at all. See post #5

      No my page is regular classic web page.
      WTF is going on in this forum nowadays?
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      • Profile picture of the author Richard Van
        Originally Posted by ExRat View Post


        WTF is going on in this forum nowadays?
        Nowadays? How long is your definition of nowadays?

        I'm assuming it must be quite long, like before I joined.
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    • Profile picture of the author Carl Fridsjö
      I don't understand why people are talking about comments? It's obvious OP isn't running a blog and it's a link from an external pornsite that he isn't related to.

      Also I wonder how ppl can claim back linking competitors websites like this can't hurt? Would want some more facts about this.
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  • Profile picture of the author rixlo
    Really, these individuals need to go to jail. If they want porn, then build their own site and use the means everyone else does to get traffic there. There should be internet police to stop interference
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  • Profile picture of the author caseycase
    Hey singleshooter, probably not much you can do about the links. The most important thing to do is build quality links to your site. If you have lots of quality links and a few of these questionable links out there, you probably have nothing to worry about.
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  • Profile picture of the author fitz10
    Sounds like referrer spam to me. People run websites through a bot that makes it seem like they're linking to you with the hope that you will visit their page and the possibility that they may get a backlink by being referenced on your traffic log.
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    • Profile picture of the author Michael Mayo
      Originally Posted by singleshooter View Post

      I am confused, because in many SEO manuals gurus are telling that bad reputation pages or zero PR backlinks coming to your site can hurt your page rank but if it is really true it will be very easy for competitors to fight such way. My problems start when I got with my site on first page of Yahoo and Bing and second page on Google with some keywords.
      Originally Posted by fitz10 View Post

      Sounds like referrer spam to me. People run websites through a bot that makes it seem like they're linking to you with the hope that you will visit their page and the possibility that they may get a backlink by being referenced on your traffic log.
      ^^^ I believe this is correct.

      ~MM~
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  • Profile picture of the author singleshooter
    backlinkwatch showing 184 ( but only one Russian link which is good) and yahoo site explorer 2940.

    I can see these russian links in hostgator CP under awstats details about page in the list of : Links from an external page (other web sites except search engines)

    I hope is referrer spam. But I have never heard about this till today.
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  • Profile picture of the author Steven Miranda
    If they are indeed actual backlinks you cannot remove them unless Google did this for you - which they won't . You just need to start build quality links to 'overwrite' them eventually.
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  • Profile picture of the author Gordon Taylor
    Nothing to worry about...no need for panic. They can't hurt you and they won't hurt your ranking.

    Just ignore them and keep on marketing!
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    • Profile picture of the author sonic74
      those russians

      I got 1 backlink from russian porn site, too !

      I searched on google if this comes from blog comment....but I didn't find anything.

      I guess mine it's from website's traffic estimators sites....they listed various links along with your site's estimates
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  • Profile picture of the author onegoodman
    If you are getting a traffic from them, I don't know what is the problem seems like free traffic to me

    however, I think you can always ask them to delete the link. I think you can't force them but I don't find any reason for them to keep it anyway as long as it is not relevant to their website
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    WTF is going on in this forum nowadays?
    classic quote
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  • Profile picture of the author melvinm
    I had the same thing happen to me , i contacted google through webmasters tools, put in a site reconsideration request and explain the problem. In my case google came back, they have removed all lnks from the porn site,it doesn't show up in my incoming links. They would also let u know if the site was penalized beacause of that.
    I am sure there are other ways of skinning the cat but this is what I did and worked.
    Hope it helps
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  • Profile picture of the author dsouravs
    u also link to them :-)
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    • Profile picture of the author VinceGray
      Originally Posted by dsouravs View Post

      u also link to them :-)
      The only way bad reputation links could hurt you is if you also linked back to them so don't do that and instead enjoy the free PR juice flowing into your site. That is if they are really backlinks and not referrer spam as explained above!
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  • Profile picture of the author Stella Foong
    Good info. I have a couple of backlinks from porn sites too. I too was thinking what to do.
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  • Profile picture of the author CyberAlien
    Write a redirect in the grabbed that forwards all referrers from the porn domains to a phishing site. Then report to the porn sites hosting company that they are linking to phishing sites
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  • Profile picture of the author HarrieB
    Ok, Guess I am late to the party, but just to let you know. If you read google webmasters guidelines [most of us never do], there it is written that Google doesnt penalize websites that have links coming from porn or junk sites coz website owners do not have a control over which site is linking to them.. So stop worrying about those spammy links.
    Just do ur on page seo good and try to get some good backlinks via article submission, forum profiles and other off page submissions.
    Your good links will outweigh the bad links and sureky U will rise in SERP'S!!

    I am telling this because I know this!!
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    • Profile picture of the author JOSourcing
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      Originally Posted by indigeniuous View Post

      Ok, Guess I am late to the party, but just to let you know. If you read google webmasters guidelines [most of us never do], there it is written that Google doesnt penalize websites that have links coming from porn or junk sites coz website owners do not have a control over which site is linking to them.. So stop worrying about those spammy links.
      Just do ur on page seo good and try to get some good backlinks via article submission, forum profiles and other off page submissions.
      Your good links will outweigh the bad links and sureky U will rise in SERP'S!!

      I am telling this because I know this!!
      Actually, back links do play a role, as indicated here: Link schemes - Webmaster Tools Help, where it says, "Your site's ranking in Google search results is partly based on analysis of those sites that link to you." etc. etc...
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  • Profile picture of the author Alston
    My guess is that one of two things is happening. The sites are linking to you in hopes that you will link back. In that case, you have nothing to worry about. Back links can't hurt you.

    Linking to a porn site can hurt you. Getting an inbound link can't.

    The other thing that may be going on -- and I know this because it happened to me -- is that they have hacked into your site and are linking to the porn they have put on your site.

    If you notice a bunch of pages on your site that you didn't create or graphic images you didn't upload *then* you need to start taking action. Otherwise, don't sweat it.

    You can view the published pages on your site using your control panel or FTP program.
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    • Profile picture of the author Fernando1954
      Originally Posted by Alston View Post

      The other thing that may be going on -- and I know this because it happened to me -- is that they have hacked into your site and are linking to the porn they have put on your site.

      If you notice a bunch of pages on your site that you didn't create or graphic images you didn't upload *then* you need to start taking action. Otherwise, don't sweat it.

      .
      This happened to 1 of my sites last year,checking for extra pages he didn't create might not help as with me they didn't create extra pages they dropped a file on site called .log everthing was in that file.

      Only way to find if they have is to go through your files in Cpanel and see if there are any you didn't upload.

      Have you noticed a bandwidth usage increase as this is a sign of them doing this,they got greedy with mine and blew it thats how i found out what they were doing.

      It was the russians that did this to me.
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  • Profile picture of the author Devin2290
    Just like most others have said - getting inbound links from pornographic/sketchy sites can not hurt you in terms of PR or serp ranking. If this was the case, competitors would exploit the penalty.
    Just don't do anything about it, and you'll be fine.
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  • Profile picture of the author wiljep
    Hi singleshooter

    First - I read that your site is a classic website built, that is it has to be in HTML or PHP code, and not a WP or Joomla one, hence do not worry

    What happens most of the time is that when you make a website then you are enthusiastic to market it and monetize it for which lot of times when we visit different kind of blogs and forums we post our website link, this helps those other guys to have a look on what we have and post there link, in actual your site built should be a good one with lot of contents and SEO rich and that is the reason they are attracted

    So what you need to do is go to htaccess and make all links a no follow link.

    while defining your robots.txt page make sure you guide the bots to not to read those links at all.

    Keep a check into your back links and with the help of a developer just remove them

    You can also put a IP Tracker in your website to make sure you have all IP recorded so that in case something bad happens (which will not) you can trace down the IP

    If you have any other queries feel free to ask me and I would be grateful to reply you back with my answers

    Thanks
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    Originally Posted by singleshooter View Post

    I have one of my web page hosted at hostgator. I can see in Control Panel statistics data about Links from an external page (other web sites except search engines). Many of these backlinks coming from Rusia porn pages and other crap. I have never made such backlinks to my page. I think it is job of some competitor to heart my page rank. My question is how to avoid such tactics or how to delete these bad reputation backlinks?
    Thank for your help.
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  • Profile picture of the author Alexyew
    Originally Posted by singleshooter View Post

    I have one of my web page hosted at hostgator. I can see in Control Panel statistics data about Links from an external page (other web sites except search engines). Many of these backlinks coming from Rusia porn pages and other crap. I have never made such backlinks to my page. I think it is job of some competitor to heart my page rank. My question is how to avoid such tactics or how to delete these bad reputation backlinks?
    Thank for your help.
    Hi,

    You can contact the helpdesk at Hostgator for this problem.

    They are helpful and will settle the problem for you
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  • Profile picture of the author Adie
    Thanks to them for giving you free backlinks.
    If you really worried, you may contact hostgator and ask them to block the referrer IPs.
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  • Profile picture of the author Alex Greene
    Asking those porn sites webmasters to remove your links may help you. If those sites are updated regularly and your site is not porn related, there are chances. You can take chances only. and
    Originally Posted by socialanthem

    If its just a classic regular web page and its appearing in your stats, depending on your page rank the porn site could merely be hot linking to a portion of your site image, file, or other this is called Bandwidth theft, contact your Hosting provider. There are several tools to prevent this.
    this can also help.
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  • Profile picture of the author AVIRA
    I think a hacker attacked your site .
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    • Profile picture of the author reggaebkk
      Hi,
      I post in that old thread because my problem is pretty similar except that:

      - I see links from external page traffic from many .ru domain names, not only porn, only about 50% is porn, the rest seems legit websites

      - When I go to the referrer pages I never see link to my site. I follow the url from Awstats "Links from an external page" and I see the front page, and no link to me on there.

      - They are all .ru domains but hosted on varisous Ips, different countries (Germany Holland Estonia but mainly Ukraine and Russia...) and different servers
      But they are all .RU domains...

      I do not know if it is due to
      - websites being hacked and used as platform to try to hack mine
      - or if it is some kind of dns or bandwidth hijack...
      - or it could just be some spam to make me visit their website as it is proposed earlier in this forum...


      My website is Joomla by the way.

      So I have 2 questions:

      Is there a tool with CSF or Cpanel to block all traffic coming from .ru extensions? (Country block won't work since these urls seem to be hosted in various countries)

      How to find out what they are really doing?
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  • Profile picture of the author vishwa
    This things happened to me before with my blogs and I simply disavow the links in my google webmasters accounts to avoid any penalties. You may also disavow the links and also contact the webmasters to simply remove the links.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tomas Lodén
    Find the contact details of the website owner and ask him to remove the link or get rid of the domain and start all over.
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