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Anyone have sites UNDER 4 months old which got hit by recent update?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Borgo Snonshick, Oct 7, 2013.

  1. Borgo Snonshick

    Borgo Snonshick BANNED BANNED

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    My two werent but they are only 3 months and two months old so im scared now the ban hammer is just winding up gaining momentum before releasing and crushing me only after a certain time ones its gathered enough evidence to destroy me.

    So anyone have newer sites slapped- under 4 moths old since ppl were saying it is older sites that were hit?
     
  2. Russian425

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    One of my sites was registered on 7/29, got slapped hard. Was on the 1st page.
     
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  3. kigguhholic

    kigguhholic Newbie

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    Was #20 and #30 for 2 of my keywords. Now nowhere to be found on google. Site 2 months old.
     
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  4. videouploader

    videouploader Power Member

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    yes mine 3 months old site got hit it was on first page for many keywords now whent on third page some other keywords on fourth page as well,
     
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  5. hardcorebiker

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    One of my site was 3 months old and was hit badly but that's it was a churn and burn site and I don't think they only hit old sites..I know so many new sites which were dominating the search for some terms and now are nowhere in top 50's.

    Also this update has given the relevancy most importance. So make sure all your links come from relevant pages/domains..Dont aim for quantity but less number of quality links. I have seen 1 site dominating the serps with just around 200 links for competitive niche and ranking for more than 2k keywords ..why? because all those 300 links are high quality & RELEVANT!!!
     
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  6. Borgo Snonshick

    Borgo Snonshick BANNED BANNED

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    biker how do you check for other keywords a site is ranking for? i only know how to check for the kw i found in the specific page of the serps. i guess i could look in majestic for other common keywords but is there another way to do it to somehow check the whole site against google to see what its ranking for?
     
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    Google is targetting Tumblr sites specifically, among other competitors of theirs. Monopoly is a great thing, especially if you've got powerful friends.
     
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    Now your site is not hit, so target few more long tail keywords and add content along with quality backlinks to it. Always take care about on page seo to make sure your site is not looking bad to google.
     
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    since i have used web.20 with with little spun content for 2 sites in same niche both sites got hammered, new website less due to past history for spun content but second site whent now where due to many many times sup content was used on that site from some other IM guy..
     
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    I've got about ~80 sites registered after August (for tracking, not my own sites), and they are all very similar in their backlink profiles. About 1/3rd have been hit really badly, while the rest seem to be doing okay (a few have dropped some spots, but nothing as drastic). These are going after mostly low competition keywords.
     
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    One of my newer sites got slapped as well. Some keywords are slowly coming back up, but I don't see it making it's way back to page one anytime soon.

    An older site of mine that is about a year old is still ranked on page one, with a backlink profile that is pure spam.
     
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    My main site got slapped hard also. about 4 months old. was on page 2 on all of my 7 keywords. now nowhere to be found!
     
  13. SPQR

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    Yeah, I have a 4 month old site -- it got slapped, hard/ But this was a good slapping, because it was in a positive direction. Just keep on adding natural backlinks and you should recover.
     
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    I have a semrush pro account so it helps to check the previous and current rank so I get an idea whether the site was hit by an update or not. You can use the free version too to get an idea on how many keywords the site is ranked(Its limited to few keywords) for although u need pro account to know for which keywords the site is ranked for currently
     
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    3 months ago people were complaining that fresh websites were quickly outranking anything :) problem got fixed