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[Experiment] Plain HTML vs Wordpress

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by satyawrat, Oct 9, 2011.

  1. satyawrat

    satyawrat Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I had a site, in gaming niche with 16k exact monthly searches. Made to top 20 and then crashed to 500+.
    I am redoing the whole site in very basic html, no stylesheets. Just plain html.
    I will keep you updated how it goes...

    The html site would be nothing more than this:
    HTML:
    <html>
    <head>
    <title> sdklfj </title>
    <META SHIT>
    </head>
    <body>
    <h1> Keyword </h1>
    Content
    </body>
    </html>
     
  2. shadowedsniper

    shadowedsniper Junior Member

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    Going from top 20 to 500+ sounds like a definite penalty and not something that simply redoing your site would fix, without fixing your backlinking first.

    This would be an interesting case study to see from the start though, if you had two sites side by side... But I doubt you got penalized for using wordpress so I don't know if your experiment will prove anything.
     
  3. starcity83

    starcity83 Regular Member

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    Good luck, I have tried something similar to this in the past. It worked pretty well for what I needed at the time.
     
  4. satyawrat

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    You are correct. I got penalized for bad links i think [ you can never be sure with google]

    i have stopped linkbuilding, so if anything improves at all, it would be due to the html version.
    I had stopped working on it for around one month, so i think any new serp changes will be due to the html site only.
     
  5. brkseven

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    Straight HTML generally beats WP in my experience, WP is just so convenient.
     
  6. jason2009

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    i don't think you penalized for wordpress! After using wordpress so much website is No 1. And suppose if are in google dance and after few weeks if you get back within 20 then what ? Can you prove that its for only HTML ?
    Subscribe your post,lets see what happen.....
     
  7. TheSEOWizard

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    HTML works better for me too. Though it might sound a bit surprising but I have noticed that it has reversed a bit. Previously Wordpress with proper On Page SEO used to work out better in SERPs but after WP became commonplace it has reversed a bit and now non-wp sites including even other CMSes rank easier compared to WP in SERPs. Based on my personal experiments and nothing else. I know this might be ironic considering no other website can easily trump the onsite SEO of WP but maybe too many spammers using Wordpress has resulted in it somewhat getting devalued in search engines in the last few years.
     
  8. satyawrat

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    Now where did I state that I was penalized for using wp, or I was using wp at all.
    I merely stated I crashed out due to lazy linkbuilding.... thats it nothing more.
     
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