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Old 04-10-2012   #1
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Negative SEO - Competitors Can Attack You With Spam Links

We have all known that crummy links can hurt a site, and many have worried that a competitor could hurt a site with bad links that the site owner knows nothing about until it's too late. There have been many in denial, thinking that Google somehow protects an innocent site from a spam link attack. Here's a March 2012 video from MC where he pretty much says that while this is not easy to do, it can happen.
http://support.google.com/webmasters...n&answer=34449

Are you worried that a competitor could do this to you? Have you ever done this to someone else? Does Google need a WMT feature to disavow bad links?
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Re: Negative SEO - Competitors Can Attack You With Spam Links

Buying a few links to get Google's attention to cheating sites???
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Re: Negative SEO - Competitors Can Attack You With Spam Links

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Does Google need a WMT feature to disavow bad links?
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Re: Negative SEO - Competitors Can Attack You With Spam Links

I think it is a bad idea for SEs to penalize a site for links to it. I have heard some penalties for "unnatural" links. For years webmasters have said that you couldn't get penalized.
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Re: Negative SEO - Competitors Can Attack You With Spam Links

there have been sites that used links from built content sites that got penalized - We Build Pages had problems years ago but they were really not doing wrong until Google said it was
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