Will You Engage In Negative Seo?

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Jus tthought I would see where the community stands on this issue
#engage #negative #seo
  • Profile picture of the author Jusiam
    No I Won't. Plain and simple. : ) It a Karma thing.
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  • Profile picture of the author nest28
    The poll shouldn't have not one yes, but that would be in a perfect world,where poverty and crime don't exist.
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  • Profile picture of the author Thrazgard
    Respect your competition, and strive to beat them. Don't shoot them in the back when they are not looking.
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    I'm already rich, because I get to live.
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  • Profile picture of the author OneManSEO
    I have a soul, so I voted no.
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  • Profile picture of the author Leo Wadsworth
    No way. Not only do I consider it dirty handed, it could open me up to legal problems if the company being hurt traced it back to me.
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  • Profile picture of the author nest28
    Aww somebody had to go and ruin my fantasy of the poll being all no
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    • Profile picture of the author SteveJim
      I am doing SEO of my own sites, so no chance that I take a risk of negative SEO.
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      • Profile picture of the author Architex
        No. But I think it would be interesting to try to manipulate the search results in a way that all the top results are junk sites. That way G would have to address it then. Of course this would have to be on a very large scale, 1000's of different search terms, and it would never happen.
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  • Profile picture of the author RayW
    No. Because it's just a sh*tty thing to do.
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  • Profile picture of the author cra16
    It would definitely cross my mind. lol. However, I would never dream of doing it.
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  • Profile picture of the author ketset
    I have never even considered it and those that do are not playing fair - imagine if someone took out Negative SEO against your site.
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  • Profile picture of the author MonopolyMan
    I don't really see it as any kind of ethical problem here. Whether I work on my own site and top him or just blast him with ****ty links and top him - I'm taking it out of his bottom line anyway.

    I'm not saying that the ends justify the means - but if you'd feel bad about knocking him down then why are you building content and backlinks to your own site - it's going to have the same end results.

    The only difference is it's going to be more of an investment on your part rather than running SB etc...

    I believe in ethical marketing. I don't sell things I don't believe in and I don't lie or cheat to make a sale. But when it comes to ranking higher in the SERPS I'd use any opening Google allows.

    Now personally I haven't done it but it's because I'm still testing to see what's possible on my own domains. I don't want him springing back stronger than before - it's certainly not for any ethical reasons.
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  • Profile picture of the author dracoboar
    I see the combination of negative seo and overoptimized link profiles really creating exponential results to a site that gets attacked

    It doesnt seem to far-fetched to send a few thousand exact match links at a site and bury it beyond recovery, especially a new site.
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  • Profile picture of the author iliana
    I also won't... especially after Penguin update
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    • Profile picture of the author MonopolyMan
      Originally Posted by iliana View Post

      I also won't... especially after Penguin update
      Why especially after the Penguin update? If anything it would be more effective now.
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      • Profile picture of the author Elle Holder
        Uhn uh. No way. Never. Absolutely not.

        And frankly, I find it sad that I live in a world where this kind of question is even asked - let alone answered with a yes - and even sadder still that to some extent, I've come to accept the reality of it.
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  • Profile picture of the author OneManSEO
    I voted no, but I would like to see someone try to negative SEO .gov or .edu websites. I'm all for sticking it the Man.
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  • Profile picture of the author glock67
    i don't need to use dirty tactics like that. i have faith in the quality of all my sites
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  • Profile picture of the author GodMode52
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    Want Google Page ONE Rankings? [YES] [NO]

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    • Profile picture of the author Elle Holder
      ^ ^ A picture is worth a 1000 words.

      Love that!
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  • Profile picture of the author allsystems
    Lol I dont believe that everyone here is saying no. I wouldnt do it to hit a competitor out of top spot but I have done it when I have been scammed. I purcahsed some items and paid through western union and the seller stopped replying as soon as he received payment. I emailed him several times but no response. I then email him saying I would attack his site if he dosent send my goods. He replied saying give it my best shot. I sent a 500k scrapebox blast to his site all with same anchor "scammer" and his website url. One week later he is nowhere to be seen in the serps. He still hasnt replied to my emails after the loss in rankings. Some people never learn.
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    • Profile picture of the author 4EverMaAT
      Originally Posted by allsystems View Post

      Lol I dont believe that everyone here is saying no. I wouldnt do it to hit a competitor out of top spot but I have done it when I have been scammed. I purcahsed some items and paid through western union and the seller stopped replying as soon as he received payment. I emailed him several times but no response. I then email him saying I would attack his site if he dosent send my goods. He replied saying give it my best shot. I sent a 500k scrapebox blast to his site all with same anchor "scammer" and his website url. One week later he is nowhere to be seen in the serps. He still hasnt replied to my emails after the loss in rankings. Some people never learn.
      What was the site? Or you can PM me if you are uncomfortable posting it here.
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  • Profile picture of the author JeanneLynn
    I wouldn't do it myself. I probably wouldn't be able to sleep.

    But I would completely understand if others were doing it. Even if they were only doing it for the "greater good" to prove a point to Google.

    Some people do a lot worse than negative SEO to get ahead in business.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dames Jean
    No way! You have to outsmart and outwork your competition - not use dirty tricks.
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  • Profile picture of the author calmaight
    Hell yes! I have to say that I agree with monopolyman here--if you spend hundreds of dollars to SEO your site, or send garbage links to your competitor, the end goal is to kick their ass in the serps so you can make more money. Do you think he's going to be any less pissed ic your ' good SEO to your site caused you to beat him than if your 'bad' SEO on his site beat him? And do you think your competitors have any qualms about doing it to your site? If being politically correct is more important than your business succeeding, maybe this isn't for you. And it's all just a new twist to SEO. Everyone is going to be doing it until google changes the algorithm again, and then we'll do something else. I'd be surprised if I didn't see some wsos on how to kill your competitors sites with backlinks to their site. I'm sure some enterprising warriors are working on it as we speak.
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  • Profile picture of the author AnmolJ
    A Big NO !
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  • Profile picture of the author calmaight
    I just look at it as a major door that Google has opened for us. But I'm an optimist. When one door closes another opens
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