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does this sound like an xrumer penalty to you?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by theseodude, Dec 6, 2012.

  1. theseodude

    theseodude Regular Member

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    hi guys
    yesterday I posted about my site being penalized due to xrumer. Now I am not so sure if it's really penalized.

    The site is an EMD for a 3-word phrase. Imagine it's "iphone repair services" (just as an example, this isn't my keyword)

    so before xrumer blast, homepage was number 8 for "iphone repair services" and I think like number 16 or 25 (somewhere around there) for "iphone repair"

    after xrumer, it disappeared.

    Now, when I google "iphone repair services", the homepage doesn't rank, but one of the subpages is number 3.
    and when I google "iphone repair" I don't rank at all, not the home page or subpage.

    The keyword is not very competitive. iphone repair is probably a bad example because it's competitive.
    Can this site be saved? I have been building high PR links, but no results.
     
  2. Seankearns

    Seankearns Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Is the homepage still indexed?
     
  3. Valefor

    Valefor BANNED BANNED

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    if your homepage is still indexed it is not penalize
     
  4. 0_00_0

    0_00_0 Senior Member

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    Did you do an xrumer blast straight to the site? If so you could be in trouble. Pre penguin I was spam happy blasting my money sites straight up with xrumer getting great results. Then penguin came by and knocked me into oblivion. Only sub pages rank now. It sounds a lot like your scenario so I'm going to go ahead and say it was penguin. My home pages still rank if you look for them in google but not for any major search terms.

    Im not sure how heavily you have been blasting but to give you a reference - I still have not been able to recover those sites with steady link building for over 6 months now. I have had to start new websites in the meanwhile.
     
  5. theseodude

    theseodude Regular Member

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    yes, it is indexed.
     
  6. theseodude

    theseodude Regular Member

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    yes, straight to homepage, this was before all this penguin bs. it was about 10,000 profiles and 2,000 new threads.
     
  7. charto03

    charto03 Regular Member

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    my question is why the fuck where you blasting straight to your site with Xrum?
     
  8. theseodude

    theseodude Regular Member

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    because I thought that was the right decision at the time?
    I dont know, i honestly dont remember the reason. probably because I felt like experimenting.
     
  9. swi7ch

    swi7ch Power Member

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    check your analytics report/graph. If you see a massive drop like this (and the decrease has continued for at least a week) then you're penalized:

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