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This will be an article on how to combat negative seo attacks for affiliate marketers primarily in the health nich. It also covers how to be ethical and not abuse your rights to free speech. People will come to their own conclusions so we should just point them in the right direction and then let them make their own decision. Provide positive and negative aspects of what you're promoting. This offers the public your concerns and warnings in regards to precautionary measures which should be taken when using herbal medicine. Always remind them to consult with a health care provider before use as well.
So basically the bad guys or competitors will create using a bot or something, thousands of backlinks to your website. If you don't know better you might think "woah I'm so popular! My sites ranking should boom and i'll get rich!", but you're wrong. Google ranks websites according to the quality of content on that site along with other factors which include: page load speed, on-site optimization[sitemap, internal linking structure, etc], backlinks[has everything to do with spandexing], mobile friendlyness, and possibly even social media traffic.
Google disavow tool is required to combat these negative attacks. I suggest a service called Monitor Backlinks which will keep track of all incoming backlinks for you and allow you to create a disavow file and send it to Google periodically. This should improve your traffic. If you have any problems with your marketing, feel free to contact me email@example.com and I will help you out. In return I ask that you join the affiliate programs listed on this site to begin your exciting online journey. Below I will discuss the proper method for dealing with these fradulant mass link schemes, using monitorbacklinks.com as a service to obtain the links.
What you can do is go through your links as DOMAINS not individual urls, and look for ones that look good, chances are most of them will be obvious sabotage give by the random and chaotic titles, but look for the good ones, as those as the ones you want to leave out of your disavow report. Take them out but leave a note of which ones you're testing in the disavow file at the top in the comments section. Then you can test them one by one. Drop one back in and see if there is a spike within the next 24 hours up or down.
After that if it goes back up, I will wait and see if it peaks at a higher pevel or lower. If lower, add another url back. Continue to work in between and judge each url added or left off the disavow by the trend in traffic afterwards. Just don't wait for it to be months later so you're left guessing. Figure it out then and there. when done, continue to periodically go through your disavow file and check links you think might be good. Use your intuition and research things the best that you can.
Things have changed over the years though, and I want you to know that it cost more these days to even have a shot at gambling with online money making via affiliate programs. SSL is required for ranking, and the price of domains and hosting have gone up slightly. They are still pretty affordable though. The concept is simple. You have a website or more, it has writing on it, and ads to companies you support which sell things related to what you write about. You optimize it, get it out there, avoid political "rants", and focus on being a sales-person whos honest and ethical, and then you get paid. There are a number of services out there like hootsuite that allow you to schedule social media post, so as to always have an audience that's getting to your content and affiliate links.
Thanks for reading! Use Google Scholar in your work, I think they like that! Also, keep your political views out of it, everyone gets bent out of shape over that sorta thing and business flows better without it because it tends to upset people. This is advise that I myself am having to start living by. Focus on ethically representing the products and companies without causing any trouble or attracting any negative attention. Be morral, honest, and non-bias about your approach. Thanks again folks.