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-30 Google Penalty -- Switched themes?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by wallofiron, May 22, 2011.

  1. wallofiron

    wallofiron Power Member

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    I was ranking fine on the 1st page of google for a long time but wanted to experiment with conversion rate.

    I changed from the inove theme to the Thesis theme.

    The next day my website disappeared from the SERPS and I found I now have a -30 penalty applied.

    Very weird considering all I did was change themes.

    Anyone experience anything like this before?:confused:
     
  2. cecle

    cecle Regular Member

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    Yeah upon switching to thesis I dropped for a couple weeks, kept link building came back stronger. I don't think there is any need to worry, just make sure perma link structure is the same, so you don't lose backlinks.
     
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  3. neo3187

    neo3187 Senior Member

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    happened with me as well.. from Platform to CTR Theme... the traffic is increasing slowly, i wish it bounces back...
     
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    seomadness Junior Member

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    How do you check if your site is penalized? -30 Google Penalty?
     
  5. wallofiron

    wallofiron Power Member

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    A temporary drop is normal. On a side note, if you are using a cracked/pirated theme, make sure there are no links to taboo sites hidden within it.
     
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    guyabr Newbie

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    this tool is s**t. try to check for example g00gle .co . uk you will see "This domain has a severe penalty"
     
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    seotigress Newbie

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    Same thing happened to me after I switched themes. The site disappeared from SERPs, then came back about 10 days later.