Google Negative SEO Attack Response: These Links Have No Effect

Nov 22, 2019 - 7:10 am 8 by
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Google has been saying negative SEO is really not a thing and has been saying that for years and years. But it is rare to see a Googler respond to a specific concern raised by an SEO. But that is what John Mueller of Google did the other day.

John responded to one specific example on Twitter saying that he looked "at the site, I don't see any negative seo effects there." He then added "most of those links have no effect at all." He said in general "sites collect links from all kinds of weird & spammy places over time" and because of that Google is "pretty good at ignoring them," and by "them" he means bad links.

Here is the original question:

Here is John's response:

Forum discussion at Twitter.


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