Anyone that use SAPE links see huge drop in rankings today?
Anyone that use SAPE links see huge drop in rankings today?
Put one and one together and get 33.
Glad i ditched my links a couple of weeks ago.
I dont use sape links for my clients, but still seeing drop for few of my clients. It seems to be general update rather targeting sape link users.
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Using 2 sites on Sape only.. No drops over here. One keyword went from #53 to #23 today. Rest is stable.
Just noticed a big drop for one of my sites. I bought some sape links few months ago for that site and now it's almost gone from google serps.
Lucky me that I was inspired not to buy sape links for my other sites.
yeah, maybe 10% went off from my traffic
I had improvements only
my main competitor still dominate the first page with his SAPE links, while i'm dropped without SAPE. THis update is not about SAPE, i'm sure.
I think this is one of google's shot gun updates, what I mean by that is that even though they have a specific target in mind, they never really hit the bulls eye (hence why unrelated sites gets effected):
But until offical word comes out, this is all speculation.
Last edited by Robby54; 03-07-2013 at 02:07 PM.
Its a spam update, and google start deindexing site every min, And many other sites ranking are affecting ,
Check this our http://www.google.com/insidesearch/h...ting-spam.html
the big slap is coming in, thats for sure!
I don't think its only sape target, there are some other platforms on target or some signals which lead to lower rankings.
yikes. I dropped out a couple weeks ago and my SAPE test site hurled forward yesterday and today. But I also have super high quality GSA links pointed to the site... high quality = highly spun 99% and unreadable. might be the same thing to big G.
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I didn't notice any drop. However I use more other 3 sites (not Sape but similar to it) But still the clients for whom I bought Sape links ask for more.
Another optimistic example - I'm using Sape also as webmaster (selling links from my sites) and the amount of links bought from my sites increase as well as my earnings.
Google could downsize its entire web spam team to a single person that every now and then presses a button which shuffles the SERPs, accompanied by an intentionally vague tweet/blog post, and people will run around yelling SEO is dead. Oh wait...
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I also have seen some Drop where I use This Networks and also saw Huge UP.. But Drop was also Happened where I didn't use this Network Links.. So I think this is just a Natural Google Update or Google Dance..
And, Google will band the Whole Sape Network or the Sites in that Network..?? and what happen when there will be a New Network Like Sape.. Already there is Lot's..
From technical point of view it seems it's very easy for Google to attack Sape. But why didn't they do it before? Sape has even wikipedia page. Do you believe that Matt Cutts didn't know about it before?
Attack on Sape will hurt Google's reputation because thousands and thousands of people buy and sell links on Sape.
There biggest enemy (in my opinion) is CPU. There is not a CPU (or Clusters of CPU's) on the market that would be able to accommodate the massive addition they would need to make to combat half of the problem's with their current algorithm.
Second thing, if a five year old could create a sape account, rank for powerful keywords and yet spent only 5 minutes creating his site...(just look at the auto insurance niche for example) people are going to be pissed (the every day users) once trashy pages start to dominate the search engines.
Google know's about spun content, bad grammer, etc.. Yet, I can still rank a site with gibberish content (as far as backlinks goes). At this point in time, I think google seems to only be worried about damage control more than anything. At least until technology advances, so its more or less a matter of time.
I see your piont.I didn't mean you in particular. Just addressing some of the (un)intentional scare mongering going on.
People just need someone to present so-called Google's thoughts for them. The site owner need source for news.
That's the reason similar to Television, why so many people watch different shows? Matt Cutts is some kind of showman or a clown, and I don't care much what he says on his twitter
It is like if some one used only SAPE links they must have chance. If people use it along with other platform it would not affect in anyways. I have used like about 10% SAPE links my client is still safe.
*yawn* This again? I swear some guys are looking forward to Google going after Sape. Are we not all wearing the same hat? I've spent the majority of the day looking over hundreds of our client campaigns and nearly all of them are still going strong. Yandex has been targeting Sape links for years with little success. I really doubt Big G is going to slay this beast in just a few weeks.
one of my blogger blog came out of penalty and started getting traffic again today.. may be there is an update for all the platforms..
My other wordpress blogs are still not showing any improvement nor any negative effect. waiting...
But i am still waiting for the BIG update like Panda, Penguin sort of.. G is Evil now for sure
At the end of the day, that's what they are worried about - it's all about the user experience. So as soon as a BH method e.g. SAPES, starts to harm that experience...then Google will take action. Otherwise they wont waste resources on it, they will just learn from it and see the holes in their own algorithm.
I was also hit by this update, but I really hope that my website is just "dancing" because it is new and still indexed.
I think that's hard to target a specific link seller, even for mighty G. So any changes of algorithms will affect different sites with similar link profile.
Def been some algo shift. Although not related to SAPE, my cruddy blog has risen up from the ashes.
Glad I have not tried it on my site or any of my client's website.
But things not clear now if it was targetted to websites using SAPE links.
newbee question here what is SAPE link is it a private network