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Black hat site deindexed - my next steps

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Cewgg, Mar 27, 2016.

  1. Cewgg

    Cewgg Regular Member

    Mar 16, 2012
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    Noticed that for one of my sites traffic dropped literally overnight, checked rankings and my website is N/A for all keywords, it doesn't even appear when searching site:mywebsite.com

    It was Black hat, multi posts website ranked for many different KW's. Any suggestions now what do I do? Copy all the content, make replica of my website with new domain and just 301 it?

    Black hatters such as fc-dh, tony_d, t0mmy are welcome. No white hat ballerinas please - we all know that content is not a king and there is no such thing as White hat SEO.
  2. starki

    starki Power Member

    Jul 17, 2012
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    Good plan minus the 301 which would make the penalty jump over. Won't help for long, since deindexing of a money site always means the problem for Google is the site itself, not the links and it's always a manual action, no exceptions. If you are lucky, a few months, with bad luck, a matter of days till the site is gone again.

    Btw, content is king because it makes your site invulnerable to these "thin content" or "pure spam" manual actions that are handed out very often at the moment. I wouldn't be surprised if this continues since Hummingbird and Rankbrain are clearly about understanding language plus user intent and could easily be used to prequalify sites for manual actions, too. The really successful blackhat sites I see at the moment all use the "Onpage Whitehat, Offpage Blackhat" approach and stay around a lot longer than old fashioned crap content.
  3. SocialPusher

    SocialPusher Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

    Mar 24, 2011
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    I aint one of those people but I`m not a ballerina either, I hope:p I`ve done the whole 301 of a penalized domain.. It`s all fun and games until the penalty passes to the new domain name. And it passes faster and faster nowadays. Try to build a new website with no connection to the last one, would be my tip. Even if you follow the same steps to getting to the top.
  4. kbklash

    kbklash Senior Member

    Jun 2, 2012
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    Most penalties are on having certain bad backlinks pointing to your sites. Now if you remove those links. It's usually problem solved. Don't redirect the penalized domain to a new site. That penalty will hit your new site too.
  5. drogon

    drogon Elite Member Premium Member

    May 28, 2010
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    As Starki suggested, do everything you mentioneds except the 301 redirect and just rank your sites with thesame method you did before (rinse / repeat).
  6. tiiberius

    tiiberius Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Sep 8, 2015
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    Forget about the old completely

    Buy strong expired domain and start all over. (niche relevant if possible)

    Expired domain will help you reduce the sand-box so inner pages may rank faster.

    Then just do what worked on those inner pages again.

    Don't redirect the old site to new in any way and use brand new hosting for it.

    This was almost 100% manual action so if you redirect, reviewers will just jump on to the next site and penalize it. They eventually will again but you're making their job easier.

    By the way, I'm sorry but I don't agree with your last comment. WhiteHat SEO exists, you just can't rank with it before you die of hunger :)
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