Help me to prevent my site from negative SEO

Hi guys,

I’m not sure if here is the right place to post my thread but I’m desperate.
As here most of you are familiar with software that create automatic backlinks I hope to find some help here.

Few months ago my my website started loosing rankings in Google and when I checked on google search console i found that my site was hit by a negative seo campaign – someone blasted few thousand backlinks ( mostly on russian language) with anchors: “forex”, “trading”…and so on. I want to point that my site has nothing to do with forex – it is a London based man and van company). Just open ahrefs and check my site and you will see these spam anchors are still there.

Then they just remove these spam links somehow and over 70% of my traffic disappeared. How is that possible?

I have checked all backlinks one by one and added the spam ones in the disavow file but the site doesn’t recover – the traffic now is 70% less then before the negative seo campaign.

My question is how can I prevent from such negative seo campaigns and most importantly – how to recover my site?

Robots.txt for a multilanguage site where root is redirected

I have a site which offers two languages, English and Spanish. When the user navigates to the home page, let’s say www.example.com the page redirects you to either /es if your browser language is Spanish or English otherwise.

At the moment the robots.txt I have is:

User-agent: * Allow: /  Sitemap: https://www.example.com/sitemap_index.xml 

because I’m defining all hreflang alternate URLs in the sitemap_languages.xml and all URLs are listed also in the sitemap.xml. My question is more towards the configuration of the robots.txt because I’m not sure if I should be allowing any user agent to crawl the / page. As that page always redirects to the home of either /en or /es I believe that should be disallowed.

Should I then do:

User-agent: * Disallow: / Allow: /es Allow: /en  Sitemap: https://www.example.com/sitemap_index.xml 

I’m not sure if that could cause a crawl issue or whether there is another way to achieve the same result.

Is running bash script that is taking arguments from site dialog box a good idea?

I’m building a site that will use youtubeAPI to keep track of playlist changes. In order for 3rd party to use it I would supply a dialog box in which user would type his/hers playlistID – this would be read and then put as an argument into bash script that in turn runs curl/python scripts to connect with API (ran on my machine) and another bash script that would mkdirs on my disk.

Does this potentially endanger me/my files somehow ? Can someone input some magic command that would do “rm * -f” or similar malicious endeavor ? Should I use some external server instead of my machine ?

I know nothing about security, Ive read few topics here but didnt find similar problem.

Should I use Two or One Instance of WordPress for Main & Blog Site? [closed]

I have a main site https://www.example.com/ and a blog site under the subfolder https://www.example.com/blogs/ . Whether I should use two separate instances of WordPress for them or use one instance?

I have asked this question on https://wordpress.org/support/topic/use-two-or-one-instance-of-wordpress-for-main-blog-site/#new-topic-0 . But the question does not draw much attention. So I have to ask here.

How can a site bypass VPN without using geolocation?

[I was instructed to repost if related questions didn’t answer my question. I’ll try to explain my question better.]

There’s a website and it shows two pieces of information when you chat with another user:

“IP location” and “Detected location”.

When I used a VPN (and WebRTC off), the “IP location” changed to the VPN country, (as expected) but the “Detected location” showed the real country. So the site was able to bypass VPN.

Does anyone understand how this is possible?

I tried several other sites but not a single one was able to detect real location. Sites like https://www.iplocation.net only saw the VPN location. So I know the VPN is solid. Some sites use geolocation (e.g. https://gps-coordinates.org), but for that, the browser shows notification asking for permission. In related questions, there’s discussion about Google Maps, but on fresh browser even maps.google.com can’t bypass the VPN (and shows the VPN location). Then if you click on the small circle, browser will ask to allow location permission. So unless you allow, GM can’t get your location.

But in the case of this site, the browser didn’t ask for location permission (nor is there any permission indication on the address bar)

So I’m curious to understand how is this possible?

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