This website has got thousands of new backlinks will they get penalized?

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A competitor of ours who we monitor has recently in the last few weeks got hundreds of new referring domains and thousands of refering pages.

What is going on?

Will they be penalized by Google for this?

There traffic looks to have almost doubled as well.. smeels dodgy any help would be great.

Check them out on Ahrefs - haulageexchange.co.uk
#backlinks #penalized #thousands #website
  • Profile picture of the author Excitemental
    any help would be great.. I just want to know whether we should be worried as they have all these new backlicks or whether we shouldn't care as they will get penalised etc..
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    • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
      It looks like they are selling the domain, so who cares?
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      • Profile picture of the author yukon
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        Originally Posted by MikeFriedman View Post

        It looks like they are selling the domain, so who cares?
        Ironically OP is also selling domains.

        What are the odds...
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        • Profile picture of the author Excitemental
          Your telling me haulageexchange.co.uk is for sale??? I dont think so.. where?

          I sell domains but thats neither here or there i just want to know about the sudden influx of links to our competitors website.. if you could help with that i would be appriciated
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          • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
            Originally Posted by Excitemental View Post

            Your telling me haulageexchange.co.uk is for sale??? I dont think so.. where?

            I sell domains but thats neither here or there i just want to know about the sudden influx of links to our competitors website.. if you could help with that i would be appriciated
            Yesterday it was showing as for sale. They must have forgot to pay their registrar bill and renewed it today.

            As for them getting penalized... it depends on the links. They might be mostly legit links. Nobody gets penalized just because thousands of new links come in. It depends on the quality of the links.

            If they are all spammy links, then yes eventually they will likely get hit by Penguin. That could be months from now though too.
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            • Profile picture of the author mfork555
              Originally Posted by MikeFriedman View Post


              If they are all spammy links, then yes eventually they will likely get hit by Penguin. That could be months from now though too.
              Say; they got all good links not spammy as you said. Even though is it ok to have too many back links within a week or with in very short period of time?
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              • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
                Originally Posted by mfork555 View Post

                Say; they got all good links not spammy as you said. Even though is it ok to have too many back links within a week or with in very short period of time?
                Of course it is okay. What do you think happens when something goes viral?
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  • Profile picture of the author Excitemental
    Sorry my bad i put the wrong domain first.. i need to know about haulageexchange.co.uk and its recent increase in links
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  • Profile picture of the author taposh123
    They will be penalized.......definitely.......if they are selling links........
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    • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
      Originally Posted by taposh123 View Post

      They will be penalized.......definitely.......if they are selling links........
      Ummm... did you even read the thread? Nobody said anything about them selling links.
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      • Profile picture of the author danparks
        Originally Posted by MikeFriedman View Post

        Ummm... did you even read the thread? Nobody said anything about them selling links.
        If you look at the other posts by taposh123 you'll see he isn't reading the threads - he's just spamming his link signature.
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  • Profile picture of the author netanel23
    I never understand why people are so obsessed with the competition, especially in a situation like this.

    Just look at the new links for a minute, of course they will be penalized. Article directory links, link directories and just about everything that you don't want to build.

    My advice though is quit worrying when they will be penalized, because they will, and focus on getting your site better. Maybe in the short term they'll succeed but not in the long term.
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  • Profile picture of the author khuram007
    Double Traffic? Visitors from those backlinks. Makes sense?
    Penalty? Just let the google discover those links and in my opinion they will be penalised for UNNATURAL links.
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  • Profile picture of the author quinng123
    I've seen a case study where a person literally spammed 100,000 untargeted backlinks using scrapebox directly to his money site with mixed results on their keyword improvements.

    The sudden jump in backlinks doesn't guarantee any penalty, especially if they are natural or of higher quality
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  • Profile picture of the author Excitemental
    thanks for your help guys really appreciate it. The links they have sudden got seem to be from Chinese websites and other random non related sites.. I shall do as suggest and concentrate on our own site and hopefully they will get penalized.
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  • Profile picture of the author mkgg
    Eh nothing is going to happen to them mate
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  • Profile picture of the author Excitemental
    really? surely it will, isn't that the whole point with google now that if you have spammy links you get penalized? you just have to look at the links they have to know they are unnatural
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  • Profile picture of the author mkgg
    Look at the TF/CF in majestic, some really strong domains are pointing to it. TF can be hard to manipulate using spam so having that high TF means there are some good domains there and not all spam.

    I don't see Google punishing them anytime soon.
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  • Profile picture of the author mongolana
    There are many websites ranking well by spammy links and they are not penalized until one day Google pull out a new algorithm
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  • Profile picture of the author jackluter
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    I think they followed web master guidelines in proper way and very well in achieving keywords in good position in search engines you follow the same.
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  • Profile picture of the author Excitemental
    This is what i don't understand many of the links they have are from high DA websites but when you go to the actual domain it has nothing to do with anything?

    examples:
    huahui369.com
    kempro.com.tr
    netis.ir
    yje.cn
    xmwinner.cn

    Then the other high pr links they have are from article submission sites like prweb and articlesbase. I thought google no longer liked links from article based websites like this?
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  • Profile picture of the author User-Name
    Imagine when a news story is release on cbn,etc etc a gazillion backlinks as other sites mass distribute and syndicate this content and yet these sites still rank.

    If they do get caught for unnatural linking practices then their days are numbered.

    A long term strategy would be to have a site wide back linking in place generating multiple diverse back-links. (say that 5 times)

    Andrew
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  • Profile picture of the author ajmalkhan
    yes their are some some sites ranking well for spammy links maybe this site is getting good links quality you can check their link quality by going to ahref and check how much relevent links they got and all that stuff
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