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How Will Google Respond to Negative SEO?

by Justin Palmer - August 17th, 2007

Lately, I’ve been quite disturbed reading articles and blog posts about negative SEO. For those of you who aren’t familiar with the term “negative seo”, let me briefly discuss the topic.

Negative SEO occurs when a malicious part (often a competitor) create hundreds of junk backlinks to your site in a short amount of time. It’s common for the anchor text of these links to contain spam words like “online gambling” or “viagra”. The most common source of these links are from Splogs (SPAM + BLOGS) created using a free blog account.

Google sends up a red flag anytime you acquire too many backlinks too quickly, especially if the links look spammy.

As this unethical practice seems to becoming more common, how will Google respond? How will their algorithm know the difference between ethical seo links and spam links?

Has anyone heard of a way to report negative SEO? Please leave a comment if you have any ideas.

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3 Responses to “How Will Google Respond to Negative SEO?” by Justin Palmer

  1. CK Says:

    I haven’t heard of a way to report negative SEO, but using tools that allow you to see each link that is directed toward your optimized page might be a start in catching the junk spam links. If you see it, I would immediately contact your Google Rep or Google in general if you do not have a rep. This is so unfortunate that this occurs and the only place I have seen something like this is on WikiPedia.

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  3. article dude Says:

    Hi, I am just wondering how does one produce hundreds of spam backlinks to a site?
    You mean each from a different domain?
    If it’s the same domain I thought it didn’t count.
    If it’s from different domains then I want to know for myself :)

    Btw I often follow back spam links to see if I can report them and a while back one link led me to an indian site selling v i ag 3a and they had a PR of 6 !!
    Made me wonder a bit.

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