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$120K down to toilet .... lesson to be learned for everyone

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by mamboo, Sep 10, 2011.

  1. mamboo

    mamboo Junior Member

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    I was doing pretty well with SEO and Adsense. I was able to get number one ranking for many keywords in my niche, pretty competitive and profitable keyword. I successfully made $8.5K last month from adsense. And I made a deal with big investor and agreed to sell few sites for $120K, it was pretty good deal for both of us. But today when I wake up and check my ranking all keywords gown down to 5th page. My sites were receiving 90 to 95% traffic from Google. Now my sites are in 5th page for all keywords which I used to be in top 3. Similarly adsense earning fallen from $400 a day to $20 today. My deal is about to complete so its total loss for me.

    I have checked for Google penalty but can't find one. All my sites were white hat and I have mainly done content syndication (or article marketing through blog networks) to get ranking. My main sites were about 2 years old and PR 4. No shitty direct scrapebox or xrumer links to main site. My main site was got almost 50K links according to majesticSEO. This is not the case for particular site, all sites gone same way. All sites are in 5th page.

    What do you think the reason behind it?
    Is it sandboxing or Google penalty or something of like this?
    I need help from expert to regain the lost ranking of the sites.
     
  2. KeyzDT

    KeyzDT Power Member

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    your thread title has nothing to do with what your are writing here.....
     
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  3. clyde

    clyde Elite Member

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    Add your site to Google Webmaster Tools and see if any errors pop up about your site that you can correct.

    Does your site show up if you do a "site:yoururl.com" query?
     
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    I guess he means that because the sites lost those rankings and the traffic going to them he cant sell them to that investor.
     
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  5. clyde

    clyde Elite Member

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    It does actually, he said he was selling his site for $120k when they were making $8.5k/month from AdSense but now all of his sites are on the 5th page.
     
  6. StarscreamBeats

    StarscreamBeats Newbie

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    yeah I feel for your bro. Im having similar issues with sites of mine. Feels like google is dancing alot nowadays. I have had 1 site to drop off completely that showed up #1 a few days ago. Just wait it out i guess. Good luck hope it works out
     
  7. Danny1111

    Danny1111 Elite Member

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    yeah this is really misleading.

    first off your on BHW

    then your now complaining you never did BH but now lost rankings how can you get them back on a BH forum ?? lol .. really makes no sense to be honest.

    sounds like you want to sell something once people start Pm'ing you.
     
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  8. fab

    fab Registered Member

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    I've experienced a similar situation with some sites of mine with adsense in the financial niche: 5th page penalty. My sites were in italian, but I've read A LOT of similar stories for english and foreign languages too: same niche (financial), same penalty (5th page).

    I strongly suspect there is a correlation between this kind of penalty and Google Panda.

    Are your sites in the financial niche?
    Did anyone else experienced a similar situation?
     
  9. FuryKyle

    FuryKyle Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Yeah I agree, but then this guy just lost a huge income stream and I feel pretty bad for him.

    What changes did you make? The only thing I can think of is that the guy you were selling your sites to was working for Google or something and went undercover and penalized your sites for trying to sell them? :pirate:
     
  10. daserpent

    daserpent Power Member

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    I think it is just a google dance. Wait and watch for now. Don't do anything to help it regain the position. It will automatically come back in 2days to 2 weeks. Don't panic.
     
  11. Unemployed

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    this is happening more and more. if you read the thread it has the same hallmarks of others including myself.

    BLOG NETWORKS ARE BEING CLAMPED DOWN ON ONE BY ONE

    I took a hit 2 weeks ago and it's attributable to the same thing, remember where you heard it first.
     
  12. mamboo

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    As I have mentioned I was about to complete the deal of $120K for all sites. And now I lost ranking so all earning gone and I can't complete the deal which is exactly what mentioned in the thread.
     
  13. mamboo

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    Nothing in GWT. Everything normal. My site is in 5th page for all keywords and I can see all pages in site:yoururl.com query.
     
  14. --sKy--

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    It could be google dance.wait for few days and see the results
     
  15. mamboo

    mamboo Junior Member

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    Exactly, I was about to get $120K for main sites but now everything gone.
     
  16. minimo88

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    I second this, I mean who else knew all of your sites except from the investor.

    But I think he was a competitor instead of a Google undercover agent person.

    If you have other things going (except from seo) then you could have made recovery pretty quickly if not then your gonna feel it pretty harsh.

    Anyway, try and do what others have said on this thread and when you get your sites ranking again make sure you have multiple income streams.

    Don't put eggs all in one basket.
     
  17. mamboo

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    Its not normal Google dancing. My sites wore in top 3 for almost 3 months. And this is happening for all sites for all keywords.
     
  18. FuryKyle

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    As in private blog networks do you generally mean BMR, Linkvine, Linkvana etc?
     
  19. mamboo

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    Sorry dude, I am not going to sell anything here. I am here to learn things, please check my history, I haven't sold anything here.

    There is WH section in this forum and the thread is in this section.
     
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  20. mamboo

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    No I am not in finance niche. My sites are informative with unique content.