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Entire site wiped out by Penguin... No more income...

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Calum Jones, Oct 18, 2014.

  1. Calum Jones

    Calum Jones Regular Member

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    Yeah it's utterly destroyed...
     
  2. AnthonyCorleone

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    1 wise man said "don't put all your eggs in 1 basket"

    P.S. only 20% of my income actually from google so if panda or penguin or dam ebola strikes im still with 80% of income flow from other sources ^^
     
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  3. MafiaBoss

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    agree and so true.
     
  4. spaceman4445

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    Move on and concentrate on some media buys...
     
  5. mickyfu

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    I seem to have just had 20 odd websites wiped out, all domains on one Godaddy account.
     
  6. Paper-Boy

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    It's okay OP, I know that feel. I've had multiple money making campaigns go down. This is part of IM.

    You gotta learn from it and move on. I'm sure this happens to everyone at least once.

    But yeah, it sucks balls when this happens. Just be sure to diversify your traffic source next time. :)
     
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  7. Spuffed

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    Can I just ask, how do you tell if you've been hit?
     
  8. Jayroo

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    that's fkd up.. So google basically instead of destroying 1 or 2 sites, they will marry all your sites from your Godaddy account and wipe them all out at once? were are your sites using BH links?
     
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    Hmmmm it looks like it's finally here?
     
  10. iggypop

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    I've been searching my KWs in google all day, all good so far. One has risen from #2 to #1, so I'm knocking on wood right now.
     
  11. Calum Jones

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    I really tried to diversify. I paid thousands for SEO work as I have several sites and am incapable of doing it myself, but nothing has improved rank. I'm paying the best known providers here... Since May not a single thing raised one place in the SERPs no matter how much I've spent. I have a great Facebook fan page for pets by the way, with all real US fans from running official FB ads, but nobody completes any surveys or offers even pet-related stuff. Think there's 5,000 fans on that page.

    I'd like to know some things which really work...

    Should I just use Fiverr to make some product "testimonials" with an affiliate link and rank the video on the SERPs? I assume parasite pages (I think the term is) withstand every update.
     
  12. mickyfu

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    The majority of them yes, most was churn and burn, however even ones with very little linking have been wiped out. Basically they must have used my Whois information to wipe them all out, it is no coincidence.

    I am trying my hardest to go through all my Godaddy accounts and add domain privacy, but for some very stupid reason Godaddy seem to want to make this one very fucking difficult task.
     
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    GoDaddy makes everything impossible. Fuck that overpriced piece of shit.
     
  14. Jayroo

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    All my domains are private, but some are on the same webmaster tools account, so I guess they use that to hit all my sites. Some of my sites have less links than others, but mostly all BH links..
     
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    yep in the last hour alone ive seen a site of mine jump 10 places for nearly a dozen keywords

    unbelievable!
     
  16. Calum Jones

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    How can this be done? I can't see ads being profitable for me as I'm not selling physical products, just selling as an affiliate. If somebody could PM me a link to some guides or something which can help me that'd be very kind. I know some people use Google Ads etc and it makes me wonder are these people actual shops or selling their own products? Seems it must be that way to profit.

    I don't have a choice but to succeed due to life circumstances, lol, but it's quite upsetting. My site had over 150 pages of content written solely by me from my own hard work and research!

    Honestly, I would love to be able to escape the daily mind games of fluctuating SERPs and stagnant rankings that don't increase no matter what... I would love to not have to lay awake at night checking my positions to see if I can afford to eat still or not! I really would appreciate some links to guides.
     
  17. Jayroo

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    So what now? use Disavow tool to remove all BH links? will the wiped out sites recover from this update if disavow tool is used? anyone know?
     
  18. mickyfu

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    Start again and move on.
     
  19. Jayroo

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    I realize that, but any point trying to resurrect wiped out sites by removing links?
     
  20. mickyfu

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    Personally I would not waste my time. I will keep the websites and change all the domains.
     
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