What happens if spammers spam my site?

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Lets say a spammer spams my ClickBank product with his affiliate link to millions of people, would I get hurt from that in any way?

This just crossed my mind. Lets say I wanted to take out a competitor (not that I would do this)...could I just spam his website and get him penalized in some way?
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  • Profile picture of the author lotsofsnow
    In theory you could do that.
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  • Profile picture of the author ryanbiddulph
    Hi,

    If you want to succeed online, you will quickly embrace this truth: karma is in effect! At all times!

    So do unto others.....and of course, if you are kind to others, rarely or ever would these karmic nightmares happen to you.

    Give. Receive.

    Help. Move your attention to helping and connecting with people and worry not about the spammers.

    Never try to seek revenge. Let go. Good things will happen for you.

    So, kick that fear out of your mind and focus on faith-filled acts.

    All the best!
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    • Profile picture of the author AmandaJane
      Originally Posted by ryanbiddulph View Post

      Hi,

      If you want to succeed online, you will quickly embrace this truth: karma is in effect! At all times!

      So do unto others.....and of course, if you are kind to others, rarely or ever would these karmic nightmares happen to you.

      Give. Receive.

      Help. Move your attention to helping and connecting with people and worry not about the spammers.

      Never try to seek revenge. Let go. Good things will happen for you.

      So, kick that fear out of your mind and focus on faith-filled acts.

      All the best!
      I agree with this poster. What goes around, comes around. But then, it is really up to you.
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  • Profile picture of the author ChrisDouthit
    Google is well aware of the possibility of people trying to take out their competitors this way and has taken proper preclusions to ensure that it is not as easy as just spamming your competitors in order to take them out.
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    • Profile picture of the author svedski
      Originally Posted by ChrisDouthit View Post

      Google is well aware of the possibility of people trying to take out their competitors this way and has taken proper preclusions to ensure that it is not as easy as just spamming your competitors in order to take them out.
      Ok...so technically I could hire a spammer to spam my own site and get away with it?

      Keep in mind folks...we're just speculating here. Just fantasizing a little bit.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mack
    Try it and find out
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  • Profile picture of the author ClickDale
    If the spammer focused that same time and effort into building a list instead of spamming competition, he/she would likely have a six figure a year business. Instead, they will squander all that time and never be successful because they will not know how to out-think their competition. Competition will always be there.

    That's my 2cents, since we're speculating...
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  • Profile picture of the author Matthew Trujillo
    Who the hell has the time to spam somebody else's link intentionally?

    Even if they did, what goes around comes around x100.
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    • Profile picture of the author Veyron Marketing
      Originally Posted by Matthew J Trujillo View Post

      Who the hell has the time to spam somebody else's link intentionally?

      Even if they did, what goes around comes around x100.
      Note that the OP said "Affiliate Link".

      Veyron
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    • Profile picture of the author satrap
      Originally Posted by Matthew J Trujillo View Post

      Who the hell has the time to spam somebody else's link intentionally?

      Even if they did, what goes around comes around x100.
      Somebody actually did it to me. I talked about it in another thread. They built hundred of links with exact (targeted) keyword as anchor text to one of my pages that ranks 1 for its keyword. It's in a highly competitive niche with high paying affiliate commissions.

      It happened about 10 days ago. So far nothing has happened. But usually it takes a few weeks for Google to notice and penalize you. Lets hope they are smart enough to realize that it was a negative SEO attack and not penalize me for that. But we will see.

      That said, I have heard of others who did get penalized because of negative seo attack.

      It really is a shame that people would do this. I mean, competing with others by working on your own site is one thing, but destroying somebody else's site is just not right.
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  • Profile picture of the author Veyron Marketing
    This is very unethical though just as with Negative SEO. I would rather take out a competitor legitimately then to resort to this.

    Veyron
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  • Profile picture of the author Larry Leggett
    An interesting question which nobody (including me) can answer exactly.
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  • Profile picture of the author johnben1444
    And what makes him think that it's going to work?

    I have seen blackhatters having lots of trouble taking down sites.

    It's really the wrong approach instead of building theirs they are busy fighting worthless battles..

    Those resources can be utilized positively..
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  • Profile picture of the author writeaway
    Negative SEO is not that easy. If you just went on Fiverr and ordered a massive backlink bomb for $5, the huge burst in backlinks from shady/disavowed sites is a big red flag to Google. It will probably NOT hurt the site you're trying to sink. However, if your competitor links to you from an SAPE or some other shady link network Google's been trying to kill, well, that's another story.
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