Got hit by Negative SEO. What's the best way to counter?

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I have a site that's been consistently ranking for multiple generic keywords on Page 1. For the past two months, I've noticed on ahrefs that I'm getting low quality backlinks almost on a daily basis. I checked the domains and they all seem to point to a single individual/company. I really think I'm being attacked. Consequently, my rankings have gone down. I regularly disavow these domains on Google but the backlinks keep coming.

Any other remedy to counter negative SEO? Are do I really have to track this guy/company and warn them of legal action? Thanks.
#counter #hit #negative #seo
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  • Profile picture of the author Vivek Alljobshub
    You can contact the webmaster of the site and request them to please remove all the links pointing to your site.
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  • Profile picture of the author neal patel
    sorry to hear that.! and there is no other way to counter negative SEO. disavow is the only option to get rid of those Low-quality backlinks.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mike Anthony
    The one thing that counters bad links are quality links from real sites (in context links)
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  • Profile picture of the author ahadarzi
    You've to disavow those links. I think, this is only the option for now!
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  • Profile picture of the author dave_hermansen
    You've done all you can, although it should make no difference.

    According to Google, unless you received a manual penalty, which you would see in Search Console, negative SEO would not be an effective method for bringing your site down in the rankings, since their algorithm no longer devalues bad links, it simply ignores them.

    There could be other things causing a rankings drop.

    As Mike suggested, building more good links will always help a site.
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  • Profile picture of the author Benjamin Ehinger
    More positive SEO to help even things out and build your profile.

    Maybe solid blogging with good content marketing so that the good SEO starts to trickle in naturally and combat any negative SEO now and in the future.

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