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1 Yr Old Site Not Ranking?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Thrashingshrimp, Apr 21, 2011.

  1. Thrashingshrimp

    Thrashingshrimp Junior Member

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    Well, this is peculiar.

    I have a website that I registered back in May 2010. From then on, until around November, I kept building content and adding links. Eventually I reached the #2 spot on Google and all was good. But then, my crappy hosting went down and took my site along with it (make backups everyone)!

    So for two or three months, the site was just floating around, dead. Then I decided to revive it two months ago with a brand new look, fresh content, and even more links. However, since then, I have not been able to rank this site for anything. Honestly, I've put in twice the backlinks I had before the site went down, but I'm not even found for my keyword anymore (the one that was at the #2 spot). This has continued for awhile now, and I'm getting a little frustrated.

    Does anyone know what's wrong? I've dealt with many sites, but nothing like this before. I've had brand new domains within a week rank better than this site had in the past 2 months. I've submitted a reconsideration request to Google, but I have a feeling that will do nothing.

    By the way, my Yahoo rank is just fine (go figure).
     
  2. Thrashingshrimp

    Thrashingshrimp Junior Member

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    Alright, this is really starting to piss me off. I'm guessing Google has put my site on some sort of blacklist or something, without deindexing it. I've tried everything and it's only getting worse somehow.
     
  3. Thrashingshrimp

    Thrashingshrimp Junior Member

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    I've done more than blast links. I've added hundreds of high quality links at a right pace. I've contacted Google and they said that there is no manual spam penalty on my site, and that everything looks fine. Googlebot is reaching my site easily (in fact, my new posts get indexed within minutes). Spiders are just crawling everywhere on my site, but I'm not ranking for anything.
     
  4. Devious

    Devious BANNED BANNED

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    What does your onsite SEO look like. Onsite SEO is one of the, if not the most important thing.
     
  5. pokerente

    pokerente Regular Member

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    Im having the same situation on many of my sites. Invested 5K in backlinks for one stupid term because i was so desperated. My advice to you: Let it be. If Google doesn't want it, for hells sake, make a new website.
     
  6. jhonson5

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    Did you work continuously to get PR up, or you do not have any PR. If no PR is shown then there may be a problem. you a should contact with admins to check the entry of your site.
     
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  8. Thrashingshrimp

    Thrashingshrimp Junior Member

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    I'm guessing there is some sort of algorithm rule with Google that is preventing my site from ranking. I sort of feel like starting anew, with a brand new site, but I don't know how well that would work out. I've put so much effort into this site, but it seems like I'm trying to revive a dead mule.

    Hmm, what to do?
     
  9. poosc

    poosc Junior Member

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    You could start a new site and 301 redirect your old site to your new site. Means you would get all the link juice but not incur any penalties that may be on it.
     
  10. Thrashingshrimp

    Thrashingshrimp Junior Member

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    True, I'm thinking of doing that now. I'm just wondering how difficult that would be. I use Wordpress, so technically I just need to get my database and download all my files, right?

    Anyway, I'll give it a few more weeks and if nothing happens, then to hell with Google.