How to Sabotage Evil Clients and Competitors’ Site

Disclaimer: This post is just for fun. I haven’t tried doing any of this and have no plans of doing so. It’s just a crazy idea that popped into my head last night while counting sheep to sleep. I’m not suggesting anyone to do what will be mentioned below, but if you do, please get back to this post and share the experience with us all. Thank you. Nah, just kidding.

The Internet is such a pleasant place for everyone to enjoy, socialize, learn and do business as well. However, all things in life have its darker side, and the web is not an exception to it. Spammers, scammers, cheaters, and almost all sort of sinful acts do happen in this new world, wherein some are powerless to take back what’s rightfully theirs.

Are there any ways to get back from these tricks that caused you wasted time and effort, emotional pain, as well as self-embarrassment from clients who left you unpaid or competitors cheating their way and getting away with it? Fortunately, there are, and here’s how:

Do Blackhat for them

 

There are many blackhat techniques that you can do to damage the opponent, which doesn’t require access from their site, such as:

o    Doorway or Gateway passage

o    Link Farming

o    Fake News linking to them

o    Map Spam

o    Link them to bad neighborhood sites (adult and gambling sites)

Make Duplicates of their contents

 

Copy their contents and post it elsewhere, hmm, no, post them everywhere! You can submit and publish their blog entries, about us content and even their services page to web 2.0 sites (Squidoo, Hubpages, Weebly, Yola, Blogger, WordPress.com, etc.) and to many article submission sites, except for those that have strict editorial guidelines.

Self-destruct

There are 2 ways to do this; the first one is to lure them to comment on your blog for you to have the email they are using for blog comments and the second one is to make a new one with the same gravatar.

This method is quite risky, since you can be charged with Identity Theft if you get caught. But how can they know that it’s you anyway. But still, keep it clean, and never say I didn’t warn you.

Report them as spam through Google Webmaster Tools

 

This one is easy, just go to your Google Webmaster Tools Account and voila! But obviously, you will have to show some evidence before they can really flag it as spam, so you still have to work on those blackhats.

Email their link partners

 

The chances of making this strategy work rely on the email copy that you’ll be sending to them. The copy should be realistic and not too persuasive. Make the approach look as a warning and not as an order in removing the enemy from their recommended links.

Taunt Matt Cutts

 

 

I doubt that this one will work, but I guess there’s no harm in trying, not unless Matt caught you red handed, BAM!

Brand Jacking

 

 

Spread rumors all across the community or write a bad review about them, and then encourage commentators (real unsatisfied users) to have their voice heard. But this tactic is cheap, I don’t recommend this one.

Blog about it with fabricated comments

 

 

This is pretty much the same with Brand Jacking, but with a twist, since you can choose to hide your identity here and fake the comments that will be accepted. Make it believable, use Gravatar for all the commentators or if you have a solid community that can back you up with this one then much better. And lastly, build links to that post and spread it!

Make them rank for odd keywords

 

Trash their reputation and rip their pride apart. That’s the best way to destroy the enemy.

Moral Lesson

If you love your business… then don’t mess with SEOs.

Jason Acidre

Jason Acidre is Co-Founder and CEO of Xight Interactive, marketing consultant for Affilorama and Traffic Travis, and also the sole author of this SEO blog. You can follow him on Twitter @jasonacidre and on Google+.

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10 replies
  1. Randy Pickard
    Randy Pickard says:

    Jason – You have a really warped definition of fun. However, seems like you could easily spin this post into things to watch out from evil competitors. And I must be just as warped, because I liked the article as is

    Reply
  2. Takoloko
    Takoloko says:

    Haha nice post, seems to be very easy to get into the dark side. Anyways, you should consider legal impacts if you start copying a competitor’s text on the internet.
    Hope I don’t get abused by google just for leaving my link here 😉

    Reply
  3. Rich McPharlin @ SEO Perth
    Rich McPharlin @ SEO Perth says:

    Yep there are some pretty devastating ways to mess with other peoples web presence. Although Google makes the best attempts to filter these out there is no arguing with 100,000 XRumer profiles with Viagra/Pr0n anchor text.

    Rich – @RichMcPharlin

    Reply
  4. Yehia Badawy
    Yehia Badawy says:

    hahaha, this post has lots of fun especially when talking about destroying a competitor website
    but I have to say my opinion! I don’t advice to do that…
    let it be a honest competition
    thanks for sharing the information

    Reply
  5. Richard
    Richard says:

    Good work!

    I had a client who I wrote an entire website for, and then they disappeared without paying me a penny. I’ve just noticed that the site has just gone live with my content, so I’m going to unleash the SEO dragon on them…

    Reply
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    Reply
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