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10/18/14
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dbodnariuc

Negative SEO - Help

I've read the FAQs and searched the help center. 

Hello there,

I have an account on Hubpages, that was part of the migration from Squidoo.
Immediately after migration the traffic to this account rose to almost a double for a few days, and then plummeted to almost nothing.
Now the traffic is a third of what was on Squidoo.

I accidentally discovered yesterday that there were thousands of links to this website from spammy websites. 
It was obvious for me that this was intentional, and whoever did that did it on purpose. I just needed to know if I was the only one targeted, or other fellow hubbers were affected too. I posted here asking about this, and sure enough many others confirmed they were affected too: http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/125928

I requested a link disavow for the bulk of the spammy domains, (around 100 domains at this time), and more domains to check, but I have to take on per domain basis, so it's going to take me another day or two.

The image shows the top offenders.

Any ideas of what should I do further? Any constructive advice is much appreciated.

Thanks you,

Dorian

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@WilliamHarvey
10/18/14
@WilliamHarvey
The image is poor, can you upload a doc with the domains.
 
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Been wrong before!
10/18/14
Been wrong before!
I don't know it this is constructive but I don't see your thousands of links  https://ahrefs.com/site-explorer/overview/subdomains/?target=http%3A%2F%2Fcoffee-break.hubpages.com%2F
webado
10/18/14
webado
I'd advise you to move off of hubpages and put your own original and unique content on some other platform.
Right now the same content you have on your current homepage is available on may others - some also from hubpages, others from elsewhere.
I don't know whether it's because your hubpages homepage includes bits from others or what the deal is. But it's not good.


10/18/14
Original Poster
dbodnariuc
There you go William, top 120 offenders, but the list is longer.

Thanks,

Dorian

10/18/14
Original Poster
dbodnariuc
I am not sure what has ahrefs.com to do with this. Webmaster tools report says those websites link to my pages. Right, or wrong, they think spammy sites link to my pages. Am I missing something? 
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StevieD_Web
10/21/14
StevieD_Web
>I was always under the impression that HubPages ranked better than Squidoo.

Impression.   Impression is a 2nd cousin to assume.  


Seriously, all FREE platforms (hubpages, Squidoo, Blogger etc) have spammy issues.   The fundamental issue is FREE.  The low cost, oops FREE cost, of entry means that a significant portion of the platform is going to be pure crap.  

Even if the site owner is super aggressive and removes crap as soon as they find it, more crap will spring forth like an STD at a high school after hours party.

Yes, some of the stuff on the free platforms is good.  Some of it is great.   And the rest?  Not so much.  It is free.  The site owners are seldom invested in the product they produce and obviously have zero investment in the platform.

Conversely, an expensive website host combined with an expensive website developer combined with an expensive content writer blah, blah, blah often results in a higher quality product for the simple reason the site owner is invested (financially) in the product and wants a strong ROI.






 
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