Negative Seo the link takedowns
Following on from Craig’s post yesterday ….
Let’s say for example I wanted to take down a competitor, in this case it’s my site David Naylor and the keyword is DaveN, Firstly I could quickly log into Ahrefs and collect some data, mainly linking to me with that anchor text:
Create a fake email account on Yahoo maybe email@example.com and start emailing take down requests.
Let’s Tool up
OK, If I was going to do this properly I would take data from a few source’s like MajesticSEO ( http://developer-support.majesticseo.com/api/) and Ahrefs (https://ahrefs.com/api/) then have a system that spiders and collects the data I need, automatically creates the emails and templates, and a fake screen shot.
I would also be tempted to get a domain similar to davidnaylor.co.uk or pretend to be the corporate email account like Beth@internal-davidnaylor.co.uk and I would definitely setup some fake Linkedin and Facebook accounts and add them to the email footers.
Then template an email something like this including a faked screenshot :
I’m really sorry to have to email you but on May 13, 2013 http://davidnaylor.co.uk/ got a “Unnatural inbound links warning”, we did a link clean up and then a Reinclusion Request.
Unfortunately for http://davidnaylor.co.uk the site got turned down with a webmaster tools message of “site still violated Google’s quality guidelines( see below )”, Google did give us 3 examples which is why I’m emailing you now. If at all possible could you please just remove the link on http://www.mattcutts.com/blog/remove-result/ and if you have any other links to http://davidnaylor.co.uk could you remove them as well.
Thanks in advance,
Business on Linkedin
Party on Facebook
You could just add the made up text to an email like normal, but I feel the fake screen shot adds something “official”, don’t you?
Stage 2 would be to just add some bad links in for the same anchor text!
I was going to write a list of places to get bad links but that list would be way too long and I can’t quite work out yet how to protect yourself if this does happen to you, any ideas that would be awesome ..