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Will backlinks from scrapers hurt me in Google serps?

   
11:56 am on Mar 16, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Hello ,

Recently i have found out that my site does not have a good position in google but maintain a decent position in
msn and yahoo. I was informed that my site has been backlinked to approximately 30 scraper sites which has resulted in bad ranking.

Can anyone advise on how to to be ranked in google again.

Thanks

12:11 pm on Mar 16, 2006 (gmt 0)

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You lost me completely here.
Are the scraper sites linking to your site?
OR, are YOU linking to them.

In more than one sense, you are who you link to.
Nobody can really prevent bad sites from linking in.
YOU have total control on outgoing links.

As far as I know, Google has no penalty for other sites linking to you,
unless (possibly) they think you are in cahoots with the bad guys. -Larry

12:19 pm on Mar 16, 2006 (gmt 0)

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The scraper sites are been linked to my site.
4:48 pm on Mar 16, 2006 (gmt 0)

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makes no sense for me.
if it worked i would be busy getting rid of my competition. and i guess not only i would be busy with this kind of activity.
guys in google and other SEs know it
5:20 pm on Mar 16, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I was informed that my site has been backlinked to approximately 30 scraper sites which has resulted in bad ranking.

Hi 123rank, a couple of quick questions.

Who informed you of the dodgy links? How many links do you have in total?

Use Yahoo and this syntax for a better look at your backlinks than what Google returns:

linkdomain:example.com -site:example.com

11:06 pm on Mar 17, 2006 (gmt 0)

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?
Why not just get a separate IP address and then you'll know for sure.
11:08 pm on Mar 17, 2006 (gmt 0)

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If you are using one of those online site builders then you may have hidden links.

[edited by: sugarrae at 6:45 am (utc) on Mar. 18, 2006]
[edit reason] no specifics please, thanks [/edit]