A lot of bloggers don’t know it but there is such a thing as negative SEO. What is negative SEO, anyway? The basic concept of Negative SEO is to use unethical practices that would sabotage a website’s competitor rankings. The goal is to take your website out of the rankings, or better, get your website de-indexed. With all the hard work you do to get your website put together, getting harmful and negative SEO is just not worth it.
A lot of times, bloggers can use tools and techniques to safeguard their websites against negative SEO. In fact, Google already has ways to catch and penalize behavior that seems like negative SEO. Regardless, it is good to educate yourself about what it is, how you can detect it, and what ways you could do to protect it.[Read more…]