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UKBF - Spammy links - Looks scraped?

Discussion in 'Feedback & Help' started by Synextra-Chris, Oct 12, 2016.

  1. Synextra-Chris

    Synextra-Chris UKBF Newcomer Full Member

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    Hi,
    We've got a company page and over the last few days i've seen some backlinks appearing randomly.

    When I click on these - it's a scraped version of the UKBF forums directory listing. There's a lot of random text with forex etc mentioned.

    Are you aware of this for anyone else?

    If an admin can PM me I can share a whole load of these examples - I won't post them here as they should be approached with caution.

    Chris
     
    Posted: Oct 12, 2016 By: Synextra-Chris Member since: May 31, 2016
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  2. Alan

    Alan UKBF Big Shot Full Member - Verified Business

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    Posted: Oct 21, 2016 By: Alan Member since: Aug 16, 2011
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  3. Clinton

    Clinton UKBF Ace Full Member

    Posts: 2,038 Likes: 641
    No solution is necessary, Alan.

    Disavow is old hat and not needed any more.

    Google is more than capable of recognising these as spam links and ignoring them. There is no need for every webmaster to go creating lists for Google's benefit.

    @Synextra-Chris , just ignore the issue, it's not worth bothering about.
     
    Posted: Oct 21, 2016 By: Clinton Member since: Jan 17, 2010
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  4. Alan

    Alan UKBF Big Shot Full Member - Verified Business

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    See how quickly this disappears off recent posts :)
     
    Posted: Oct 21, 2016 By: Alan Member since: Aug 16, 2011
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  5. Alan

    Alan UKBF Big Shot Full Member - Verified Business

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    Yep - it gone - burried
     
    Posted: Oct 21, 2016 By: Alan Member since: Aug 16, 2011
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  6. Kat Haylock

    Kat Haylock Community Editor Staff Member

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    Just an interjection on this - we're not involved in removing anything from Recent or New Posts. I don't even think it's possible. Sorry to ruin the conspiracy :p
     
    Posted: Oct 24, 2016 By: Kat Haylock Member since: Jul 11, 2016
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  7. Alan

    Alan UKBF Big Shot Full Member - Verified Business

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    Yes worked that our - user error
     
    Posted: Oct 24, 2016 By: Alan Member since: Aug 16, 2011
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  8. fisicx

    fisicx It's Major Clanger! Staff Member

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    People seem to get all pear shaped if a dodgy link appears in a reporting tool. Scraping and dodgy links have been around for years and they make no difference to anything. As long as you aren't the originator of those links you can ignore then just like Google does.

    I quite like my iffy links from the gender transformation sites in Singapore.
     
    Posted: Oct 24, 2016 By: fisicx Member since: Sep 12, 2006
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  9. Haunted Worlds

    Haunted Worlds UKBF Big Shot Free Member

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    Say no more squire!

    You remind me of someone I use to play CoD with many a night... :D
     
    Posted: Nov 1, 2016 By: Haunted Worlds Member since: Nov 22, 2011
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  10. Matthew Gough

    Matthew Gough UKBF Contributor Free Member

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    That's a shame, I like a good conspiracy, did you know Elvis is still knocking around masquerading as car park attendant in Croydon.
     
    Posted: Nov 11, 2016 By: Matthew Gough Member since: Nov 9, 2016
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  11. Clinton

    Clinton UKBF Ace Full Member

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    Chris Goodfellow has written an article about this problem and I've provided a detailed reply there with some advice for anybody who's concerned about this.
     
    Posted: Nov 11, 2016 By: Clinton Member since: Jan 17, 2010
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