STOP competitors stealing your backlinks

You may have read many articles on Google regarding, How you can spy on competitors backlinks and get them for your website.


Every professional link builder does there hard to build good backlinks for there website so that website can rank well on Google and the owner can have leads that will ultimately generate the revenue.

But this world is a mix of peoples. Many new businesses opt a short and quick way to build a good reputation on Search Engines by Spying on their well-reputed competitors.


How do they Spy, the Process?

You must have used these tools to check the backlinks of your website, SEMRush, Ahrefs, Moz, Majestic SEO:- there are many other SEO tools. These are the same tools newbies to spy on your backlinks.

For fast improvement on Search Engines newbies also uses these tool to extract your backlinks and build the backlinks on the same websites you have already build.


How to STOP them?

To stop them you must be aware of web crawlers. If not, study here from Wiki. Now, you have to identify the crawlers of the tools that keep an index of your backlinks such as Ahrefs, SEMRush etc.

We will block bots/crawlers of these tools who keep’s an index of our backlinks. So the tools will not have any data regarding our backlinks and the newbie business owners can’t spy on our backlinks.

There are two ways to block the software bots on the website:
1. Through robots.txt
2. And .htaccess file


Robots code:

User-Agent: *
Disallow: /
User-Agent: Googlebot
Allow: /
User-Agent: Googlebot-Mobile
Allow: /
User-Agent: Googlebot-Image
Allow: /
User-Agent: Mediapartners-Google
Allow: /
User-Agent: Adsbot-Google
Allow: /
User-Agent: Slurp
Allow: /
User-Agent: msnbot
Allow: /
User-Agent: msnbot-media
Allow: /
User-Agent: Teoma
Allow: /


.htaccess file code:

RewriteEngine On
RewriteBase /
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} .*AhrefsBot.* [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} .*SemrushBot.* [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} .*MJ12Bot.* [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} .*RogerBot.*  
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ [L,R=301] 
Order Allow,Deny 
Allow from all 
Deny from 
Deny from .... 

Put the above code section in you Robots.txt and .htacess file.

Now, none of your competitors can spy on your backlinks 🙂


Tip for WordPress Users:

If you are wordpress user then would like to inform that there are some wordpress plugins that can hide your backlinks from your competitors.