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Changing Content + Keywords = Ranking disappears?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by nakamura, Dec 10, 2014.

  1. nakamura

    nakamura Senior Member

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    Hi, i got a problem.

    I have to change the content of my website, because its including the word "free". its not allowed on my network so i got a message.
    my keywords i am ranked for are including the word "free", but i have to change it.

    If i change it or remove this word I am pretty sure that I will lose my rankings for that keywords.

    How can I avoid it?

    I was thinking about to write the keywords or the sentences in a write color at the bottom, so that it is not readable. the people cant read it, but for google it is still existing.

    good idea?
     
  2. jelly91

    jelly91 BANNED BANNED

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    I did the opposite, wrote a new post with missed spelled keyword, seen page 1 the next day.
     
  3. Reeshua

    Reeshua Power Member

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    Bad idea. This is the blackest of the black hat, along with hacking, I suppose. A second opinion about this is greatly appreciated.

    How about removing free in your content and just put them in title tags, alt tags etc? Then build your links with "free" included as anchor text.
     
  4. goosefrabah

    goosefrabah Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Reeshua's right. Hidden text can get you penalized big time. You probably will lose rankings for your "free" keywords, and I'm not really sure there's any way around that if you're not allowed to include that word anywhere in your content. The anchor text idea might work, but it may be better to try targeting a different keyword altogether.
     
  5. SEO Power

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    Use a synonym of free in your content and do it subtly (so they wouldn't find out that you are advertising it as free). Otherwise, just build backlinks to your site with the word free in your anchor text.
     
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    You can still use the word free but in a different context. Like 'free your time with product xyz' or ' This product xyz is not free, however, you can blah blah'. It may not be as effective in terms of SEO, but at least the words will be on the page.
     
  7. ChrisX

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    What about moving the page that ranks to a different url and removing "free" from the homepage? Use canonical link to indicate the original version (the one with free).

    I've moved a page this way without losing ranking so perhaps that works for you too.