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    Odd Links to my website found in google webmaster tools

    Trying to figure out why my ranking has fallen so dramatically. Looking at the list of sites that like to my site on google webmaster tools, I see lots of very strange links - none related to my area of work, none that I know anything about. Should I be concerned?

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    Re: Odd Links to my website found in google webmaster tools

    Hi Stan,

    Do they seem to be links from a bad neighborhood or spammy sites?
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    Re: Odd Links to my website found in google webmaster tools

    Hi Linda-

    Thanks for responding. Not sure what you mean by "bad neighborhood". Many are sites I know nothing about. They are odd names like aarondawson.co, jeuneserrants.org, szymanowski.info, ohiofooodbanks.org, changinggearsmovie.com, laketravisgolfvacations.com. If one goes to these urls there is no real content or are very, very odd. I have never paid for links. What in the world do you think is going on? Could this explain my fall in organic SERP?
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    Re: Odd Links to my website found in google webmaster tools

    I see you mention you have never paid for links, but did you (or have you ever) hired anyone to do "seo" for you even if they didn't mention "links"?

    Is your domain name newly acquired?

    It could also be possible someone is trying to negative seo you.
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    Re: Odd Links to my website found in google webmaster tools

    No I have not paid for SEO services in the past. My ranking in organic was pretty good until about 8 months ago.

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    Re: Odd Links to my website found in google webmaster tools

    "Negative SEO"? Now I am really concerned.

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    Re: Odd Links to my website found in google webmaster tools

    Quote Originally Posted by standenman View Post
    "Negative SEO"? Now I am really concerned.
    Not saying this is what happened. I am just thinking of reasons why.

    "Negative SEO" is when a competitor buys/sends bad/spammy links to a competitor's site in the hopes that Google penalizes them and drops them from the rankings. There are many debates online if this can actually happen, but I have heard cases where it has happened.

    You should make a list of these links and add them to the disavow tool. It may help. Regardless of how they got there.
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    Re: Odd Links to my website found in google webmaster tools

    Can you put your URL here for us to look at?
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    Re: Odd Links to my website found in google webmaster tools

    You know I had a very bad experience with a developer on upwork. I paid her a lot of money but finally terminated the contract because she was just copying my competitor's website design. She actually entered my development site and destroyed files! And I wondering if she did this as well. Is there anyway to find the date this stuff happened>

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