1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

-50 penalty still active after 4 months

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by kaleslet, Dec 1, 2011.

  1. kaleslet

    kaleslet Registered Member

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2010
    Messages:
    92
    Likes Received:
    22
    I started a new site in April this year, wanted to get it high ranked quickly before the summer (it's a summer niche) and did some aggressive backlinking. It worked great at first, I ranked on the first page of google for multiple
    keywords and made a lot of money. But as you guessed it, I got slapped with the -50 penalty. I've been trying to get it back but have been unsuccesfull. I've tried quality backlinks with a high diversity in keywords and adding original content.

    I'm not sure what to do. Start a new site and take it slow this time with the backlinking or keep trying to build backlinks and adding content.

    I did a backlink analysis and it doesn't look very good. A lot of backlinks are from the same sites with high obl and there's no way I can delete them all. I also do have quality backlinks and I got the site to a PR4 within 3-4 months so it would be a shame to let this one go.

    Any advice?
     
  2. andreybl

    andreybl Registered Member

    I received -50 penalty too, but I think it went away after a while. However, I've also changed domains since. Maybe try that?

    Get new domain name, put the same content there and 301 redirect your domain to it so the link juice carries over. I think it might work, because otherwise you could easily apply the -50 penalty to your competitors site.
     
  3. mawtn

    mawtn Registered Member

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2010
    Messages:
    56
    Likes Received:
    13
    I have a site that is 8 months under a -50 Penality and I don't have find any way to get it out..
     
  4. wannabie

    wannabie Elite Member

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2009
    Messages:
    3,807
    Likes Received:
    2,954
    Occupation:
    Seo and Marketing Suprisingly
    Location:
    Your bedroom window
    Home Page:
    I have seen sites get 12 month slaps before


    Check my thread about panda and slaps, it might help you out
     
  5. kaleslet

    kaleslet Registered Member

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2010
    Messages:
    92
    Likes Received:
    22
    :(

    I'm thinking of starting over, removing my old domain, setup a new one and copy the content. Very slow backlinking this time. If it gets penalized again I'll know it's because of the content (but I don't think it is the cause)
     
  6. andreybl

    andreybl Registered Member

    Some of you guys should test moving to new domain. I would but I don't think mine is banned anymore. I remember that shortly after transferring I finally got past the 50+ position. If it happens to you too, then we can be sure about it.
     
  7. gsy159

    gsy159 Power Member

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2011
    Messages:
    653
    Likes Received:
    157
    i got a -50 penalty too, then i bought 50 qualitty +1 and were on first page again:D
     
  8. Diplomat

    Diplomat Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2011
    Messages:
    872
    Likes Received:
    409
    Occupation:
    CEO
    Um.. where you see that -50 penalty?
     
  9. andreybl

    andreybl Registered Member

    Google sends you a message to webmaster tools.
     
  10. topdost

    topdost Regular Member

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2011
    Messages:
    354
    Likes Received:
    50
    Occupation:
    on JB seekers :)
    Location:
    Still Trying to Locate Road Name
    I been told many times by now , that excessive back linking only put the value 0 to thoese links no penalty .

    It make sense as well , if excessive backlinking can put a penalty then people will go put the blast on competitor sites 247 , or simply go to fiverr and tell them to do it for peanuts and would have made their life easy .

    I seriously suggest something wrong with onsite or you have lots of competition . Also try changing keyword and then search and that might help .

    For no reason but changing to www or removing www from site sometimes helped .

    Hope it helps....
     
  11. Diplomat

    Diplomat Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2011
    Messages:
    872
    Likes Received:
    409
    Occupation:
    CEO
    Hm.. weird. I have never got any emails like that, but I like to build too many backlinks too fast :)
    All I get are wordpress update emails..
     
  12. Roundhouse

    Roundhouse Regular Member

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2009
    Messages:
    408
    Likes Received:
    212
    to OP: how much money would you say that you made? how hard was it to rank for those keywords right away? How long were you ranked for before the drop?
     
  13. 0zzy

    0zzy Regular Member

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2008
    Messages:
    252
    Likes Received:
    391
    Location:
    : noitacoL
    A beautiful day I was over at Flippa checking some of the auctions (the perfect place to get good niches) and saw a site which was a turnkey site from which the owner claimed $30k earnings per month via Adsense. He was ranking TOP 3 for the main keyword and since I knew there was money in there I started my journey.

    I bought a 6 months old domain name which had the keyword on it and then I started building *massive* backlinks. Mainly mix of SB / forum profiles and authority paid links from PR 7, PR 8 sites.

    In less than 2 months I was ranking #2nd and the cash started to pour in however I only maintained that position for a couple of weeks. After that I was in the fifth page and after reading around I understood it was a -50 penalty.

    The best part is that I didn't get penalized due to the amount of backlinks, I got penalized because the site was auto-generating content and all that content was getting indexed on Google.

    I'm thinking to change the script and use a different one but tbh I have been quite busy

    My word of advice? Mix the links and spend some money on strong backlinks from PR5-PR8, I'm sure you will make that money back once you get that sweet little number #1 ranking position :)
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 2
  14. topdost

    topdost Regular Member

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2011
    Messages:
    354
    Likes Received:
    50
    Occupation:
    on JB seekers :)
    Location:
    Still Trying to Locate Road Name
    Thats was exactly my point ... it usually due to factor other than back links.