Full Member from GB
joined:Mar 26, 2013
We have discovered a strange phenomena and I cant really work out the purpose of it. Can anyone shed some light?
Basically, for a whole range of niche keywords, in fact, almost every single site that sells, advises or talks about a certain niche that we keep our eyes on has been affected by the invasion.
So, in short, each site has had hundreds of links pointed at them from .xyz domains. All of these domains are names in relation to the niche. These links are NOT anchor heavy but just the url of the site its linking to. These xyz domains do not have any links pointing at them and are clean.
However, to see the links, you have to browse the site using Google or Bing user-agent. Anything else get redirected to the exact same photography related site.
This is untypical of a negseo attack because:
1. There are no anchor heavy links
2. ALL of the niche is covered. Normally, negative seo targets the first 2 or 3 results. Not the first 5 pages.
The photography related site everything is being redirected to is nothing special. Crappy blog with no way of fixing country let alone location. All sites are whois protected in the same way so its quite obvious they are owned by the same person.
So what's the point of this? Just referral traffic from people checking their link profile? I must have clicked on it and diverted 4 or 5 times so you can see how this could add up.
Am I missing something even more simple?