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Abandoning a site before a ban?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by sripsam, Mar 29, 2013.

  1. sripsam

    sripsam Junior Member

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    I've got a site with around 100 posts which is around 2 years old now. I've hit it with a couple of BSTs in the past which do not worry me that much, build a few manual Web 2.0s to it with unique content, a couple of guestposts ... but also hit it with 1000 social bookmarks and 1000 wiki links with gibberish but unique content (in the last 6 months). It now shows around 6k low quality links from 350 domains. I now feel pretty insecure about my status. Am i close to being banned? Would a manual review def. result in a ban? It is tempting to invest more into this site since i'm now actually ranking for a decent term.....but i've barely broken even with this site.

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  2. sn0rt

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    Are you close from being banned? Banned from what?
     
  3. sripsam

    sripsam Junior Member

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    Talking about a google ban here. And i don't know, that's the thing. I kinda wish i had build my site on more solid links.
     
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    Adsense? If so, I believe you should be fine. It's not like you're paying for fake clicks on your ads. I don't work too much with adsense, so I'd let other members chime in.

    But again, from what I know, as long as you're not generating or paying for fake click traffic, you should be ok. I'd just slow down with the low quality links.
     
  5. HerpDerpSlerp

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    As long as you are not attempting to scam google adsense they usually do not ban you off the hop. They will send you a warning and disable that specific site. Read over the TOS. If you are "boarderline" against the TOS (lets face it the TOS can ban you for pretty much anything) you should be ok as long as you have other sites doing well and you have been with adsense for quite some time.

    Adsense is pretty decent unless you are totally off the wall. I got a specific site disabled for showing ads on non content pages when I assumed they were fine. All my other sites still ran ads. I chose to not use google adsense for that site and everything continued

    I hope that helped you
     
  6. sripsam

    sripsam Junior Member

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    Nope, i mean a SERP ban. Sorry i should have made that clearer. I do believe these links are not really helping my site, but a say -50 penalty would probably kill it.
     
  7. masterjani

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    If you are really worried then do a 301 to another domain and steady the rankings.
     
  8. sripsam

    sripsam Junior Member

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    So i could theoretically transfer the content to a new domain, 301 the old site and then pull the plug if the old site should get a ban. Alright, but what advantages would that have? I could still transfer the content after a ban to a new domain and start from scratch link wise. I'm more worried about losing all the money i have invested in links ...and of course the domain which has branding value.
     
  9. masterjani

    masterjani Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Doing after the penalty might transfer the penalty to new domain too(there is big debate on that matter). So, doing 301 now will give your new site the same ranking as the old site. You can then create more new content and backlinks to new site and have the control
     
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  10. sripsam

    sripsam Junior Member

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    So you are saying that a 301ed domain cannot be banned anymore? Can't google just detect that the new site benefits from a 301 redirect, check the link profile of the old site and then transfer a penalty to the new site ?
     
  11. Duffers5000

    Duffers5000 Elite Member

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    I would chill out and not worry about it. If you had a three page crappy micro niche site then I would be looking over the shoulder. You have a 2 year old site, regularly updated with lots of content it can withstand some bad links.
     
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  12. sripsam

    sripsam Junior Member

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    Perhaps i'm really too careful, thanks you all for replying!