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6:25 pm on Apr 8, 2019 (gmt 0)

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While trying to determine why my Google ranks dropped so much in the last month I found that <snip> had 126,271 links to my site. When I first went to that URL I found an exact replica of my site. The next time I went back the site could not be found.

[edited by: goodroi at 9:09 pm (utc) on Apr 8, 2019]
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11:17 am on Apr 9, 2019 (gmt 0)

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This problem is happening to me. I'm curious about your solution
11:45 am on Apr 9, 2019 (gmt 0)

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It's possible the other domain name was temporarily resolving to your IP address via DNS, and your web server is (mis)configured in such a way that it allows your website to be served from any domain. Another option is that your site was copied, in which case you can send a cease and desist, but it looks like the problem has already resolved on its own. I wouldn't worry about those links appearing in the Search Console. If you don't have rel=canonical implemented, that could help, even though Google can probably tell the difference without it.
3:53 pm on Apr 9, 2019 (gmt 0)

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I would question the value of these back-links and suspect it must be ultimately detrimental. I have almost 300 links from an Iranian cryptocurrency site which is all written in Iranian so it isn't possible to get to the bottom of it.
4:41 pm on Apr 9, 2019 (gmt 0)

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Quite certainly the backlinks have no value, but I would not call them detrimental so much as misguided.
The next time I went back the site could not be found.
I have seen the same scenario more than once. Google recognizes it for what it is. Thousands of links, some malformed and useless. I have just ignored it, it went away, targeted site still doing fine.
3:48 am on Apr 15, 2019 (gmt 0)

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I've seen suspicious links impact how well a site performs in regards to rankings. I've noticed a lot of suspicious links appear in a backlink profile before. I decided to get the suspicious links removed and the rankings began to improve. I'm not sure how much of an impact link removal actually has on rankings though.