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Authority site penalized - don't do this :)

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by thejake, Jul 1, 2012.

  1. thejake

    thejake Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    So some time ago I bought a fairly high PR site, installed Wordpress, and dripped in some articles related to the domain name. The articles ranked pretty well and Google was indexing changes within minutes. So, then I started adding articles with a link or two to my other sites with generally pretty positive effects.

    A few days ago my PR site wasn't visible in "site:" queries or other means. The only thing that was a little weird is a bunch of spammy looking links to my site had appeared on twitter and then the tweets were deleted within 24 hours. I thought it was probably a glitch but WMT eventually reflected no pages indexed, but there were no warning messages about anything.

    It occurred to me that what I was doing looked suspiciously similar to paid links. The footprint of the sites I was linking to was completely different. The irony is if I had made it more obvious they were all my properties, it's unlikely my PR site would have been deindexed. The thousands of links from Twitter might have gotten some attention from Google directed at my site which lead to the deindexing but there's no clear cause/effect relationship there.

    I don't think I'll do a reconsideration request even though I'm pretty sure it would work. The moral of the story is to think about how your site and links look to Google when you're building links to or from your sites. If it looks spammy or suspicious nothing stops them from dropping the hammer.
     
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  2. B. Friendly

    B. Friendly BANNED BANNED

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    So your point is that a few backlinks from Twitter (that you had nothing to do with) deindexed your site?
     
  3. MarkWW

    MarkWW Regular Member UnGagged Attendee

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    - Do you have the file robots.txt on your high pr site?
    - What do you see when you search for yourdomain.com? Do you see yourdomain.com as #1?
     
  4. Checkered hat

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    Say what happened? It's hard to follow your reasoning. Do you mean somebody posted thousand links pointing to you from twitter and it deindexed your PR site? I would very surprised it is the case. It would be too easy negative seo.

    It just can't be that easy for somebody to deindex authority site. Period.
     
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  5. Seadragon

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    There must have been other factors in this, i've used twitter links to pwer up my search rankings, so i doubt twitter links would deindex your site.
     
  6. HostStage

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    If you could change the anchors links of your website, to hide your niches. I would be pleased to have a look over your website, you can send me the URL through private message.

    Twitter links are a kindda too easy shortcut to understand what has deindexed your website.
     
  7. AdAstra

    AdAstra Newbie

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    I think it happened not because of twitter, my friend use twitter the same way and got not bad results
     
  8. futurestic06

    futurestic06 Supreme Member

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    I usually don't suggest people to buy website with good rank.
    I think the problem is that your sites were previously damaged. At the last moment you bought it.
    Not that Twitter link dude.
     
  9. mikie46

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    What probably happened was this site was hosted on the same ip as the ones you were linking to. A big no no. Im linking to all my sites from my own blog network with no issues, bans or anything else.