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I linked to hundreds of bad neighbourhood :(

Discussion in 'Search Engine Optimisation' started by temi, May 12, 2007.

  1. temi

    temi Facilitator affiliate

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    I have a web design directory which is a few years old, used to be on Page one of Google for keywords like "uk web design directory" but gradually started slipping...............

    I have a lot of other things to do so I never really paid attention to it. I finally took a look at it about 3 days ago, to my horror I was that horrible people have packed the comments facility with links to hundreds and hundreds of horrible sites.

    There was just too many to clean up so I completely trashed the site and reinstall a fresh copy of eSyndicat, at least you can control comments in eSyndicate.

    Moral of the story is that "disable features" that are not in use on your site/script and should you lose grounds in search engine, look at less obvious thinks like inadvertently linking to bad sites without you knowing.
     
  2. OldWelshGuy

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    Absolutely right Temi. Same as forums that do not cleanse their members homepages etc. ANYWHERE where there is thrid part linking involved should be moderated.
     
  3. temi

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    I used a script called info wizard , its terrible that people can actually add such comments to a site without you knowing......... the script is quite old, I think I bought it about 3-4 years ago, I hope they have plugged this loop hole in their script.
     

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