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A letter from Google about site penalization!

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by smolodoys, Jun 11, 2011.

  1. smolodoys

    smolodoys Regular Member

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    Just got a letter from google today for about 10 of my sites getting sandboxed and aguess the problem wasn't in links but in the sites content and structure or something please read below and share your thoughts, what should I do? I had custom joomla sites developed for me, should I just install fresh wordpress and put some content on it without affiliate links? I think thats my best shot:


    "Dear site owner or webmaster of http://www.myste.com,
    We received a request from a site owner to reconsider http://www.mysite.com/ for compliance with Google's Webmaster Guidelines.
    We've reviewed your site and we believe that some or all of your pages still violate our quality guidelines.
    In order to preserve the quality of our search engine, pages from http://www.mysite.com/ may not appear or may not rank as highly in Google's search results, or may otherwise be considered to be less trustworthy than sites which follow the quality guidelines.
    If you wish to be reconsidered again, please correct or remove all pages that are outside our quality guidelines. When such changes have been made, please visit https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/reconsideration?hl=en and resubmit your site for reconsideration.
    If you have additional questions about how to resolve this issue, please see our Webmaster Help Forum for support.
    Sincerely,
    Google Search Quality Team"


    whats funny is that all of my sites got sandboxed at the same day.. they all got different templates as well..
     
  2. xphase

    xphase Junior Member

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    Are you stuffing your pages with keywords? What on there do you think they don't like?
     
  3. smolodoys

    smolodoys Regular Member

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    no way why would I do that, I aint no newbie, been doing SEO for almost 2 years now, have always gotten great results I'd probably be making over a million bucks a year if it wasn't for google sandboxing..
     
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    kounamouta Regular Member

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    kimosabi Registered Member

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    Give us more info on wat u might be doing wrong???? Content???
     
  6. NichePazloe

    NichePazloe Junior Member

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    Do you link your to your other sites from this site in question?? Are you putting outbound links in your footer? Give us more info and we can help you figure this mess out.
     
  7. smolodoys

    smolodoys Regular Member

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    no, not linking to any of my other sites, never had links in footer, hosted on different accounts, got no relation to each other..
     
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    kegnum Senior Member

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    If you use adsense, there is a connection....
     
  9. -Jericho-

    -Jericho- Jr. Executive VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Here's some questions that would help us all figure it out:

    1. Is it an autoblog or have unique content or spun articles?

    2. Are they all using adsense?

    3. How many pages on average of content?

    4. Are you promoting anything like gambling/pharma etc.?

    5. Are you linking to affiliate offers?

    6. How many ad banners per page?

    7. Is the content readable?

    8. When you look at the pages do they look overly promotional? Like all you're doing is trying to get a bunch of keyword traffic only to promote an offer.

    This will help us get a better idea of what happened to you. My guess is your sites may have been linked together via your adsense account.
     
  10. SuperLinks

    SuperLinks Elite Member

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    So what are you doing wrong? I'm sure you know what it is. They don't just ban/hurt sites for no reason. Are you using scraped content? Is the content of low quality? Is it auto generated content?
     
  11. halifax123

    halifax123 Power Member

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    Hey Smolodoy,

    What do the sites have in common from Google?

    • Adsense?
    • Google Analytics?
    • Some other Google based commonality?

    Smol, I believe there is something common to your sites
    that you may not be thinking of...

    Hali~!:)
     
  12. gundamwing

    gundamwing Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    so funny google send letter
    where did mr g know your email contact and know all your site
    damn good trick to mock up someone
     
  13. smolodoys

    smolodoys Regular Member

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    common people aint that stupid, been around the blog a bit and know whats up, never used adsense, nor google analytics, been buying links and using senuke and AMR only, see not all of my sites got sandboxed but for the most part the ones that I was working did get sandboxed, my only thoughts, too many links but google says the opposite, who knows maybe they send this letter to everyone..
     
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    Victoria from DNP Junior Member

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    What about the sites age?
    How many backlinks are you getting a day? If link building doesn't looks natural you will get sandboxed of course.
     
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    0_inspiration Regular Member

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    Well here's a little hint I learned from Google :D
    Contacting Google or Adsense, not that easy to speak to a real person.
    BUT if you have an Adwords account and ask questions using that, they'll get back to you within a day!

    Ask them to run you through what the problems are and with a little bit of luck they'll provide you with a list of what needs to be addressed!
     
  16. LiXXX

    LiXXX Newbie

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    I know that this may seem like an obvious suggestion, but I'd run down the list at QQQ.google.QQQ/support/webmasters/bin/answer.py?answer=35769&hl=en through your web master account and see if anything you are doing stands out on the list.

    (can't post links yet so QQQ to the right letters)

    Is it possible that someone reported you & your sites? Can't imagine how they would get all 10 of your accounts if there wasn't any other common element.
     
  17. keinehabe

    keinehabe Supreme Member

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    this was a letter or an email lol ? I didn't got the point ... folks from big G actually use their resources to mail letters to peoples telling them '' hey you are caught '' ==)))?