Case Study: A Negative SEO Attack Turned Into a Penguin-Proof Backlink Profile
Last week one of my sites got hacked and I suffered from a huge negative SEO attack. The hack itself was primarily my fault as I was running an out-of-date WordPress theme from 2008. The theme developer no longer supports it and I haven’t had the time to migrate the site to a new theme. The hacker managed to insert some PHP spamming “viagra” everywhere. They also managed to hack a network of other sites, 204 domains to be exact all with “viagra” terms in the anchor text against my domain (thousands of backlinks). Good thing I use WebCEO and am constantly checking my backlink profile, otherwise I would have never caught it.Brian Jackson, Entrepreneur who loves SEO, SMM, WordPress & Growth Hacking
Make Your Backlink Profile as Clean as Brian Did
Content is your car and your backlinks are fuel. Your car might be powerful, but low-quality fuel may result in your car breaking down. Be sure to use backlink analysis tools by WebCEO to make your links safe and Penguin-Proof.
The WebCEO Backlink Tools Used by Brian Jackson:
Backlink Checker tool > Linking Domains report Get a list of the domains, exact pages, link anchor texts linking to your site (our partner, Majestic Corporation, provides data for your WebCEO account).
Backlink Checker tool > Toxic Links report Automatically detect toxic links and get rid of them via the Google Disavow Tool to avoid a negative impact on your backlink profile.
Backlink Checker tool > Competitor Link profile Compare your backlink profile to competitors to see where they outperform you.
Competitor Backlink Spy tool Find relevant sites to get backlinks from - see which important websites link to your competitors but don't yet link to you.