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Can a majestic million be penalized?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Truculent, Oct 5, 2013.

  1. Truculent

    Truculent Newbie

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    Hey guys

    Do the big boys ACTUALLY get in trouble like the rest of us could? I don't mean for a week or so.. I mean legitimately penalized.

    stumbled across a website. Few hundred thousand pages, half of which are either fake or broke. obvious spam links were obvious. Cloaking, sneaky redirects, you name it... but the site is huge and gets a lot of traffic.

    if it were reported, would anything happen? Or would they likely get a pass?
     
  2. danalytics

    danalytics Registered Member

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    It depends if they're using adsense or not.

    But seriously, yes they would be manually penalized if it was legit reasons. There's plenty case studies for big names getting penalized for blackhat and other reasons.
     
  3. blackberry

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    Sure it can happen.

    It has happened to JC Penny and BMW recently.



     
  4. Truculent

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    Well, sure it has happened.... but I mean in a sense similar to what average jo would experience.

    JCP, BMW... they got out in what? a few weeks? I man a legit penalty.
     
  5. Truculent

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    Someone else had mentioned this before. Can you explain or elaborate on the topic?

    will my blog rank better if it's running google ads?
     
  6. nanavlad

    nanavlad Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    There are some sites immune to anything
    google amazon ebay and a few others, that all work together not to harm each other
    and to actually help each other

    Everybody else is at risk

    Though if you havve a big ads budget
    Then you are more or less immune
    JC Penny and BMW more than likely reduced their ads budget because they where getting
    so much from organic traffic

    Google just let them know who the boss is