joined:July 1, 2008
I was wondering if someone has been in this situation and can share their input.
A week ago in the google webmaster tools I have noticed that one of my site has 1.1 million links to it.
It turns out that someone has configured A records, for their server, to disguise their ip as my site's ip, and when you visit their site, you actually see my site under their domain.
When you visit NS2.RandomSpamDomain.com you actually see my website under their domain, and google has indexed all of NS2.RandomSpamDomain.com and in my webmaster tools listed each URL as a link to my site.
At that time, my hosting company has edited the bindings of my site so that it only listens for connections to my domain and not the other domain, however they were only able to do this for HTTP and not HTTPS, so when you visit HTTPS ://NS2.RandomSpamDomain.com you can still see the content of my site under their domain, while HTTP: //NS2.RandomSpamDomain.com is not showing anything now.
The hosting company for the spamming domain has pawned this complaint under the copyright complaint and would not do anything. IC3 have not replied a week after the complaint has been filed.
So my questions are:
- What where the spamers trying to achieve? (phishing maybe)
- Would 1.1 million links to my site (versus average 100 links per site) hurt the SEO ranking?
- If so how do I report it to google without requesting them to remove URL one by one in the external url removal tool?
- If no one is going to do anything about their site, what else should I do about it?
All the input is greatly appreciated!
[edited by: Robert_Charlton at 10:51 pm (utc) on Mar 11, 2012]
[edit reason] fixed formatting [/edit]