joined:Apr 15, 2015
Arghhh, for more than a year I've been battling a near continuous, automated link campaign that is creating a large number of automated backlinks to my main pages on foreign domains that have been hacked. The compromised pages contain many links to my website, but use auto-redirects to send visitors elsewhere.
Bing seems to have a big problem with these links. Perhaps Bing thinks I am participating in a cloaking scheme? After 15 years, my website was excluded from Bing's index and more than six figures in income was lost. I was able to work with Bing reps and get re-included, but they would never give me details on why I was banned. I'm assuming that it was the 100's of bad neighborhood bulk links, because I did dissavow the inbound domains prior to being re-instated.
Here's the thing... It appears that I'm in an impossible situation. There is a time-lag between when an inbound link penalty is affecting your rankings and when Bing Webmaster tools shows new inbound links? So I will dissavow a new set of links, start to regain my rankings, then lose the rankings as a new batch of links appears. I have to wait for the links to show in my webmaster dashboard to know what is hurting my rankings and this time lag completely kills my Bing traffic.
Has anyone ever experienced this problem? Have you had any luck regaining your SERP rankings? I see that many of my competitors are being hit with the same nefarious linking strategy. To me, it appears that someone is paying hackers to harm our ranking in the SERPS, although there may be some other monetary gain for the linkers due to the automated redirects.