Google Answers Questions About The New Idea Of Negative SEO

December 19, 2012 · 8 comments

in SEO

Is Negative SEO 
A Concern?

If you were, probably rightly, worried about all the talk of the new “Negative SEO” from the standpoint that it could be used as an attack weapon against your site… 

Google’s SEO Pro, Matt Cutts, has answered a lot of the questions, intentions, and concerns about Negative SEO. 

This is really good to know!

Whew, thanks Matt for the sigh of relief!

There’s always going to be hackers, scammers, and other nefarious sort that will attempt to exploit things… but it’s good to know that Google has it’s finger on the pulse of preventing abuse. 

Can you just imagine the look on some scammers face if they tried to attack a site and ended up benefiting it! LOL

Does this make you feel safer about your site’s SEO? 

 ~ Kim ~
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8 comments
Jessica
Jessica

I’m glad that Google is addressing negative SEO. It is a serious problem. There are companies out there who have a department dedicated to negative “SEO-ing” the competition.

roger twose
roger twose

one suggestion from my side if you a hire a seo firm ask them to perform the activity as a white hat technique will at least solve some of the problems of negative seo

Julieanne van Zyl
Julieanne van Zyl

Can you imagine going out for dinner with Matt Cutts and talking about his job, it could be a funny conversation! He seems a nice guy but I think he's very good at his job.

bbrian017
bbrian017

Hi Kim, I'm not sure if I feel safer, in regards to SEO it changes so much I've lost all interest in even trying to keep up. If we all had this attitude it would require Google to work around us but sadly that's not how it is,

Paul Lee
Paul Lee

I'm glad that Google is addressing negative SEO. It is a serious problem. There are companies out there who have a department dedicated to negative "SEO-ing" the competition.

Robert Koenig
Robert Koenig

Interesting, I wasn't aware there are techniques like that available to the average webmaster. Thanks!

Donna Merrill
Donna Merrill

Hey Kim,

I like the disavow sites, and ignore all links from a domain.

Like Matt pointed out, it probably wouldn't effect a small site like mine..but ya just never know!

There is always a snake in the grass that may pop out of no where. This tool is a handy one because it is always better to be safe than sorry!

Thanks for this video!

donna