Does Negative SEO Still Work in 2018?
I have been a victim of negative SEO
What is Negative SEO?
Negative SEO is when someone does some blackhat SEO tactics to kill your site
For example, if someone is tired of you outranking them on Google
They may buy a bunch of Fiverr backlinks to kill your business so they can outrank you
This is called Negative SEO
This used to be a very effective way to kill your competitors
But nowadays it's not as effective as it used to be!
Someone has created a website and pasted some of my content on it.
But did that hurt my site?
So someone has created this page astronomyways.com
I have noticed that the URL have been sending me traffics
Not bot traffic but real traffic
Because all the content on that URL redirects to my older posts.
One day I noticed that I have been gettings more WA referrals and premium sign ups
Just because of that guys creating that page
I know it sounds funny but it's true.
This person wanted to kill my business
But what he doesn't know is negative SEO does not work like it used to.
If your site is trusted by Google, then negative SEO won't affect you.
The point here, if you're worried about Negative SEO
Don't worry just focus on building your site and making Google Trusting it
Here's a great article by Backlinko that sheds some light on Negative SEO.
So if you don't want to be affected by Negative SEO
You will just need to make your site trusted by Google
If you are a Wealthy Affiliate member
Then you're fine, because everything taught here is what Googles likes!
So, that person wanted to kill my site but ended up increasing my revenue!
Hope everyone is doing well & Have a great day!