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best way to dilute exact match anchor text to remove penalty?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by johnathanmerk, Jan 15, 2014.

  1. johnathanmerk

    johnathanmerk Newbie

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    I have a 7 year old eCommerce site that was ranking in the top 5 for many keywords for the last 6 years. I was #4-5 on some of them (normally #1 or #2) so I hired an seo guy to work on it right before penguin hit (I wish I had been following SEO.) Needless to say he built exact match links exclusively like an idiot and I instantly got hit by penguin 2.1 (he started in Sept). I have spent the past few months trying to figure out what happened as I have been out of SEO for a very long time. I don't have too many links to my site but most are exact match for individual sections of my site.

    I need to be sure I will lose the algorithmic penalty that the SEO guy got me when the next update happens. What is the best way to get more links to dilute the other ones without the possibility of messing the site up further? I don't want to create 100s of blogs with crappy content that will make the site look even worse and possibly earn an even worse penalty. I would ideally like something that would pass a manual audit if needed. I figure if it would pass a manual audit it should do great via the algorithm.

    If you had one chance to get a site out of penalty and couldn't make another site what would you you do?
     
  2. Shirko

    Shirko Junior Member

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    I have little to zero SEO experience.

    I've been reading many things for a while here and I know there's a tool called "Disavow Links Tool".

    Maybe, you can trace those exact match links, and "block/remove them from google" using this tool.

    I think you should have 20% exact, 40% partial-match and 40% non sensical anchor links to have your inbound links balanced.

    Creating more links to balance the exact-match ones, could be another posibility, but that will require more work.

    Good luck, and please, correct me if I am wrong.
     
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  3. johnathanmerk

    johnathanmerk Newbie

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    Ive done that already and removed a large portion but It's still a mystery if it works well. It seems to work well for manual penalty sites but not the algorithmic as much. I want to make sure there is no possible way the penalty will stick next time they make the update. I also don't have the time to make a million super high quality links so I'm looking for easy, natural places to get links that would never hurt a site but would dilute the amount of exact match text. I can then focus on high quality stuff that will really help the site but those links take a long time to acquire and if the update is next next month I want to make sure at the very least the penalty is gone. Without penalty I should be in the top 5 and from there I can work on improving from that.
     
  4. Commoner

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    Hi OP,

    Almost hopeless, there is a safe way to savage your situation. Basically, forget about disavow links as Big G network didn't state it in the official seo press release. Instead, go and build a new pryamid structure in link-building but this time different, include unkque articles with longtail kws. It will appear as new links and fresh content, starting afresh.

    Visitors may visit your blog from this newly established link network and you will rank accordingly to justice. However, never engage anyone to assist you in this building as your site may not recover upon critical errors depiction. You know best on the dire status of the blog.

    Good Luck,
    Commoner
     
  5. johnathanmerk

    johnathanmerk Newbie

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    Thanks for your input. I am currently making quality links although the challenge is that I'm only able to make them at a slow pace as I spend a ton of time making each one. The site itself has 5 pages that were hit, each page has a different keyword it targets. Lets say each page has 10 exact match links going to it, that means I would need 90 new links to bring exact match down to 10%, if you multiply that for 5 pages that's 450 new links needed which is a lot and might look bad on its own and second if it takes a few days per link like it's been taking I will never get finished in time for the next update.

    What I was hoping to do was get lots of links that might not be the strongest links in the world but are not bad in any way and would never harm a site just to adjust the ratio. In the mean time I would be working on really high quality ones that take forever to obtain that would help put my site over the top. I know the links I'm building are working well so far as they already out rank my site so once the penalty is gone the site should jump up but I need to make sure it gets cleared by adjusting the ratio.

    One thing I was possibly thinking of was web directories that offer deep linking. Even if the sites are not worth much seo-wise, getting a link should help dilute the others. Has there been any cases of a site getting penalized for web directories? That seems like one of the most white hat ways to try to acquire links (even if they don't really help sites rank like they used to).
     
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  6. neuroplastic

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    Start the site over
     
  7. lucasbraydon

    lucasbraydon Supreme Member

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    One does no simply reply without reading the post.
     
  8. Ballan

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    This is distinctly not white hat, but... pick up an expired domain with a different link profile. 301 it to your site. Instant link dilution.

    There'd potentially be a penalty to follow if you pick up a spammy site though, so do so at your own risk.
     
  9. Darks

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    Well I have the same experience and I'm trying a lot of tactics to find my way to remove the algorithmic penalty.

    Unfortunately, I started with a domain which got penalized and then got a new domain and redirected the old domain to the new one and it jumps back and stayed for 2-3 weeks and then it was buried!

    So I got a third domain and made strong links pointing to it from Wikipedia and some magazines and bought some packages from BHW and boom the website rankings was sky rocketing compared to the previous ones, so I redirected the old domains to the 3rd one and it stayed ranking for another 2-3 weeks and it's buried again.

    It's obviously when you have a domain called "thatexample.com" and you Google "thatexample" your website comes first, but in my example when I Google myexample it only shows inner page dancing between page 10-12.

    The 301's that I had made from the old site to the new site are redirecting to the corresponding pages.

    Example:

    mysite.com > 301 > mysite.org
    mysite.com/innerpage > 301 > mysite.org/innerpage

    So I made a test and redirected my 1st domain to a web 2.0 blog that I built with quality content.

    mysite.com > 301 > myweb2.com
    mysite.com/all-inner-pages > 301 > myweb2.com

    At the moment the web 2.0 is ranking in page 1 with some main keywords terms that I was trying to rank for my own domain + the rankings are solid for more than 2 months. All the keywords got diluted since all the inner pages and home page was redirected to web 2.0 home page.

    I will use this method again with my 2nd domain to my 3rd domain and will funnel this 301 with 2 Tiers 301's and see what will happen.

    This is not guaranteed, but worth a try since whatever I'm doing won't help!
     
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    What you need to do is find the backlinks that may cause the penalty and then contact those sites request them to remove the links, If they do not respond you can go to your GWT (Google Webmaster Tool) then use the disvow features to disvow it and then submit consideration request.
    Creating a new domain is good and bad thing, depending on how you going to redirect your traffic

    If you doing 301, after 1 - 2months it will come back down, if you doing 302 - the SERP will not pass to your new domain, but your real traffic does.
    I hope this helps
     
  12. Xoshua

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    A lot of good answers here. I would suggest building links at the same speed maybe a bit faster and go for naked url, brand, brand variation, generic keywords. Stop building links for the penalized keywords. Once your keywords are diluted, like have 2-4% as the money keywords.

    Your website will get back to normal. I had a site in a spammy niche, was top for a few money keywords but I over optimized a certain keyword. I was penalized but I diluted my anchor links with a package from BHW known as rockstar package from badass seo. I just used tons of other keywords and two months later I was on top again. Don't give up.
     
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    OMG such SEO! So EXPERTS! MUCH w0w! So AMAZE!

    stop complicating your life with link schemes that will only get you into more trouble.

    Occam's Razor Solution:

    buy crorkservice fiverr gig for comment spam and tell them to use <a href="URL" rel="nofollow">URL</a>. nofollow links still contribute to anchor stats.

    I am in no way affiliated with CrorkService or ALMAN (on BHW) but they deliver fast.
     
  14. grim111

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    Simply disavow all link from the day you outsourced this job to the guy.
     
  15. nanovation

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    Disavow is a request to Google that could be seen as "Here's where I accidentally broke your Terms of Use Agreement by building spammy links."

    With that said, I too am struggling with how to diversify correctly. Blog comments? Forum signatures? Web 2.0 properties? Link pyramids? Wiki links?
     
  16. infoking1

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    John,

    I will tell you a wayout but for that you need that SEO guy whom you hired in the past. Tell him you will pay him, if he take down the link he have created. In most SEO work they have login and they can be able to taken down atleast 70% of such links only comment links are not possible. I hope most of your backlinks are web 2.0 blog or profile links
     
  17. Harikrishna Patel

    Harikrishna Patel Newbie

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    To dilute your anchor text keyword, use keyword variations for creating back-links, and sometimes if possible like in "Question_answers sites" where source is required, better to give your URL directly, instead of using keyword for it, and it is also explained above in some post, the percentage of using the keyword. Better to make a proper ratio between the use of keywords.
     
  18. dlane1987

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    The problem is if you ranked with spam then get a penalty that is probably your new rank, as you have removed the spam with disavow you should have no negative seo. At the same time you no longer benefit from those links.

    You should probably try to rank all over again. Try manually building highly targeted keyword links. Just two or three could increase your rankings.