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If you always thought that Negative SEO was only about links - think again!

  • SL

    Stuart Langridge

    over 5 years ago #

    Very interesting post. Thanks. I have seen some negative SEO in the past that was an exploit of Panda, but not an exploit of user experience. In a few years time, even a small firm with 3 staff will need to pay SEO's 30k p/a for the effort involved in their rankings...

    • BG

      Bartosz Góralewicz

      over 5 years ago #

      Yeah it is getting a little bit crazy last few months. Especially with Google not communicating very well with webmasters recently.

  • OT

    Oliver Trunkett

    over 5 years ago #

    This kind of goes in line with my thinking that click through rates are or are slowly becoming a bigger ranking factor for Google, even more than links.

    Scary when you can easily set up a bot for these kind of results, and even if bots are prevented from doing these kind of things, you can easily set up a Mechanical Turk task to get real people on computers to do this kind of behavior to modify front page click-through stats with almost no footprint (other than the Turk task itself).

    • BG

      Bartosz Góralewicz

      over 5 years ago #

      We will see how it goes. Yandex was really open about that and they've dropped links as a ranking factor for commercial queries. I hear it works great for them.

  • DD

    Danail Donchev

    over 5 years ago #

    Very good post on the topic!

  • DQ

    Daisy Qin

    over 5 years ago #

    Very insightful post - definitely learned a couple of new things about how negative SEO attacks can be targeted. Thanks for sharing, Bartosz!

  • VP

    Vitaliy Posokhov

    over 5 years ago #

    Useful experience. Nice research!

  • KL

    Keith Lunt

    over 4 years ago #

    I've been trying to work out for ages what caused my site to drop from first result to page 3 on a local search term. This gives me a few more ideas to explore. Thanks.

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