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Don't Do This

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by Timbo, Apr 29, 2011.

  1. Timbo

    Timbo Regular Member

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    Just got kicked completey out of google for a highly competitive keyword.

    Dont make this mistake I did. As long as you are in a niche you are likely under the radar. But as soon as you compete head on for a major keyword your sight will be looked at with a fine tooth comb, but not by google. By your competitors. Then they will report you to google.

    I was using Auto Blog Samuri and posting Youtube videos combine with spun copy(not very readable), and a jpg fro my pc. .It was a mix of youtube scrape and some semi original content . Also a ton of spammy links from comments, twitter clones, etc. Not a problem with googlebot it doesnt know the difference. But in a high competitve situation you will get reported even if you think your legit. Doesnt matter. Expect it.

    Bottom line is if you are ranking for a major keyword for long term be sure and do EVERYTHING above board because there will be many well trained eyes looking at.
    I will start over but I may hire copywriters this time.
     
  2. jaybird

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    I agree, I am about half-way thru building out a network of sites (including a*sen*e) ... I have a lot of original content, but a lot of spammy links (a LOOOOOOOOT).

    I am re-thinking now and considering the rest being built with more creditable links and more emphasis on the content.

    I read this story more and more now...

    Good luck with a new build-out...

    jaybird
     
  3. Timbo

    Timbo Regular Member

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    Also started tweeting my posts which may have also been a big red flag. Seems thats the domains I am having trouble with.
     
  4. bavahz

    bavahz Registered Member

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    I'm curious how you found out you were "reported" and by you?
    I'm naive on this and would like to know to prevent it.
     
  5. itos84

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    Why not focus all that energy in making unique content sites? Keeps me thinking dropping all my autoblogs and just making good quality content without anything blackhat. Blackhat, auto blogs makes money, but not in the long term for making a brand and getting real and loyal visitors.
     
  6. Timbo

    Timbo Regular Member

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    I assume I was reported because I am using the same technique on all of my blogs and only the ones with highly competitive terms were affected.
     
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    bloggerjunk Newbie

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    Yeah.. better to reserve all your energy on posting unique and informative contents. After posting a lot, traffic will surely follow.
     
  8. manolis

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    I guess there should be some balanace between the black and white techniques... the thing is, where is that balance lol