What to Do When Your Business is a Victim of Negative SEO

How to Handle Negative SEOnegative seo

Negative SEO is a very real problem for those who’ve been victimized by it. Watching your website rankings that you’ve fought so hard for tank virtually overnight is not only heartbreaking, but a real financial pain as well.

So what form do these negative SEO attacks take? It can from a variety of techniques, such as spamming the Web with tons of highly suspect anchor text keywords pointing to your pages, such as for Viagra, gambling, and porn. They may even go so far as to impersonate you and ask other webmasters to take down links for your best performing keywords. How can you protect your site from this kind of attack? Here are some tips you’ll want to make sure you’re using to help keep this at bay.

5 Ways to prevent Negative SEO

Use alerts – One of the best features of Google Webmaster tools is it can send you email alerts whenever your site is under various types of attacks, such as if you have a malware problem, pages are not indexed and more.

Keep an eye on your backlinks – If out of the blue you notice a huge spike in backlinks, especially if you haven’t actively been seeking them, suspect something is afoot. Sites like Monitor Backlinks can be a huge help here.

Keep an ear open for social media mentions – Track any mentions of you or your brand in social media, as you can be getting trashed and before long, are in full reputation management mode. Sites like Mention.net can send alerts for these.

Kill any duplicate content – One of the ways you can be a victim of negative SEO is by having people simply copy your pages and paste duplicates of them all over the Web. Google will not be happy, and you’ll get a penalty.

Secure your site – Make sure you have a secure installation. This is partly your host’s and partly your responsibility, but you really don’t want someone getting access. If you are running WordPress, this is doubly true, as it is a hacker’s playground.

About Kyle

Kyle Battis has been involved in advertising and marketing for over 14 years. He has a background in Direct Marketing, Online Media Buying commanding $150,000 per Month Ad budgets, Live Presentations, and has extensive experience designing Marketing Funnels that make money. He has been part of ‘Start-ups,’ been the Director of Marketing at $8 Million/Year companies, $15 Million/Year companies, and has helped coach his clients to Double and even triple their business. Kyle is also the chief presenter of the NH Strategic Marketing live events and online events. During these events, Kyle takes business owners of all sizes and their teams on a crash course through the NH Strategic Marketing 8-Step Perfect Customer System. The NH Strategic Marketing Program is a complete marketing system unlike anything you’ve ever seen. This marketing system has helped many businesses become the #1 company in their local market and it is based on principles that have been proven in over 350 industries. The exclusive NH Strategic Marketing Program combines some of the best elements of proven marketing systems and strategies to help you control your market. Kyle is also an author, coach, speaker, product creator, membership site manager, and has trained over 3,000 entrepreneurs in all 50 states and in over 40 countries on how to grow their businesses using the internet. Kyle lives in Concord, New Hampshire with his wife and English Bulldog Noble.

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