How To Deal With Spammers Ranking High On Search Engines

If you own a website, blog or web page of any sort, you might have come across your competitor ranking high by getting spam backlinks. I have faced this issue many times and it is really frustrating. The best way to deal with this is to simply ignore them and keep working on your website. In the video below, Rand Fishkin from SEOMoz explains how to deal with these spammers. Rand makes some important points on how to deal with the spammers and this is what He says:

  1. Make sure that the site is ranked only because of the spam backlinks.
  2. Google will never penalize a website because it has spammy back links. Google will just ignore those links.
  3. Informing Google about a website and it’s spam back links might not be the solution to your problem.
  4. Think about other keywords and optimize for those. People using spammy back links usually do not work on multiple keywords.
  5. Your site can have an edge by having a good web design and other features like support, testimonials etc. It’s not always only about rankings.

Watch the video and I am sure you will learn something new from it:

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2 Responses to How To Deal With Spammers Ranking High On Search Engines

  1. I like the 5th item which you quoted from Rand’s video – that’ it’s no always about ranking, but one’s site can have an edge by having a good web design and other features like support, testimonials etc.; perhaps a good customer service who we can throw our questions and get answers right out.

  2. Spams are one main problem that SEO workers do encounter. If you don’t know how to deal with it, it might ruin your page and also to your reputation especially if you are dealing with business.

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