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Re: Unnatural Links, Webmaster Tools, and "Negative SEO"
Apr 18, 2012 6:52 PM
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Dude.... Dictionary much?
Yeah, he said he has doubts, and so would I after that ranking.... sorry its not conclusive, plain and simple.
That would be like... split testing with 1 action and 5 views and determining a winner.
Serps drop all the time and come back, at this point it is non-conclusive.
If they continue to worsen, and stay that way for many weeks..... now you have something with a bit more evidence.
I didnt say I believe negative SEO is a myth, please do not impose your flawed logic on me because I do not accept it.
I actually believe negative SEO is well and truly possible and does exist.
Evidence.... I'll create it through controlled testing environment as much as can be done.
We are talking about two different things, subtle difference but important.
"SEO'ed themselves with these links"
"Someone SEO'd them with the intent of negative SEO"
Will google evaluate it the same way, who knows, I'm not google.
But it's going to be interesting to watch how it unfolds.
Windjc, I'm saying, yes I believe Negative SEO is alive and kicking, but I want first hand data to support that in an enviroment I can control, as much as possible of course.