Negative SEO – It’s nasty, it’s dishonourable, but it’s REAL!

| August 31, 2012

If you don’t believe that a rotten, nasty, dishonourable thing like negative SEO exists, it’s time to think again.

There’s no way I’m going to give this lot a link, even a nofollow link, but take a look at, using Google Translate if you don’t speak the lingo.

They’re offering a thoroughly black hat negative-seo (AKA hostile seo) ‘unranking’ service where they’ll attempt to de-rank target sites, in other words sites that compete with their customers’ businesses in the search engine ranking pages.

The people offering the service make it clear that not every site can be adversely affected. But if they think it can be done, they appear unpleasantly confident that negative results, for example a minus 50 Google penalty, can be achieved within four weeks. If they don’t manage to trash your competitors’ search positions, you get your money back.

Nasty, nasty, nasty.

If your website suddenly drops in the SERPs for no apparent reason, negative SEO might be the culprit.


Category: Google

By Kate Goldstone - ()

Originally from Middlesbrough, I lived in Brighton for many years before moving to North Devon. I’ve had a passion for words all my life and this is my twelfth year as a freelance writer. In my spare time I draw, paint, sculpt, carve wood and rock, garden, read, write poetry and enjoy long distance hiking. I sing and play the recorder. I collect modernist paintings, vintage rugs and mid-century German art pottery. I’m a member of The Poetry Society. And I am an experienced volunteer shepherd, a ‘Lookerer’.

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