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Advise on PR3 site flagged for spam by Google

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by rockthecasbah323, Mar 5, 2015.

  1. rockthecasbah323

    rockthecasbah323 Registered Member

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    I own a site that's got 15 years of history and until today, had a very solid rank from Google. I was experimenting with some plugins and got a little overzealous. I added several feeds of YouTube video and spun the content with The Best Spinner. After 10 days, I was ranking for many many keywords. Then Google thwacked me.

    So what I want to know is:

    1. If I wipe the DB and put up more legit content, will Google clear the site? If so, what's the best way to do this?

    2. I noticed another site doing the same thing - it appears they don't even spin the content! How are they getting away with it? And why is google ranking their pages when they are totally duplicate content to the YouTube video pages? Ideally, I'd like to continue building the site on aggregated content but need to know how to structure the data so YouTube will remove the ding.
     
  2. givensia

    givensia Regular Member

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    You can try, but you have to get pretty damn lucky to get a real response from Google... let alone get your site un-penalized. That's just from my experience though
     
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  3. Zombie Pop

    Zombie Pop Regular Member

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    what was the message you received in GWT?
     
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  4. TeKn1qu3z

    TeKn1qu3z Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    1. Clean the site that has duplicate content and you will be on your way to build great site. You had 10 years old site and it is well worth to spend some time and money on it.
    2. They did not caught that site or might not reported just like your site. Some people are competitors who don't want others to continue.
    White hat system works the best role for older sites.
     
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  5. skyflash

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    1. Remove the aggregated or duplicate content from your site.

    2. Improve your website so that it provides significant value for your users.

    3. Once you're sure your site is no longer in violation of Google webmaster guidelines, request reconsideration of your site. After you've submitted a reconsideration request, be patient and watch for a message in your Webmaster Tools account.

    They will do it and will be fine until they get caught by Google so best not to follow them.
     
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  6. grossandnet

    grossandnet Newbie

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    You can clean the site and forget about it as it may take a while for it to recover its rankings. Have you got WMT messages or you are just trying your luck out due to your lost rankings?
     
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  7. rockthecasbah323

    rockthecasbah323 Registered Member

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    Hey Grossandnet,

    We actually got a WMT message, yes. :/
     
  8. rockthecasbah323

    rockthecasbah323 Registered Member

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    This was the message from Google:

    [h=1]Site quality issues[/h]Google has detected that some of your pages may be using techniques that are outside our
    As a result of your site having pure spam, Google has applied a manual spam action to . There may be other actions on your site or parts of your site.
    Recommended action

    • Update your site so that it meets Google's Webmaster Guidelines.
    • Once you've made these changes, submit a
    • For an updated list of manual actions currently applied to your site, visit the manual actions page. If no manual actions are listed, there is no longer a need to file a reconsideration request.

    If we determine your site is no longer in violation of our guidelines, we'll revoke the manual action.
    If you have any questions about how to resolve this issue, please visit the
     
  9. john1444

    john1444 Elite Member

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    The site probably haven't been caught.

    If you really want to get back your site the
    first thing is to find out where you went
    wrong and have it fixed.

    If your money site means anything to
    you, you wouldn't think of using
    aggregate content..