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Fat fingers caused my site to take a dip frop top 10 :(

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by ThopHayt, Dec 17, 2012.

  1. ThopHayt

    ThopHayt Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Launched a campaign of web 2.0's that was intended to be 20 posts over 3 days and instead made it 200 posts over 3 days... the result has been a universal dip in the site's rankings. Not all have been huge, but a few good terms went from top 10 to 70's. Pretty much everything down at least a few. The ONLY lucky thing is that the backlinks were ALL diversification anchor text...

    What do you guys think my next move should be? My initial thought is that I should continue to link build at a fairly aggressive pace for the next week or two (perhaps 25 backlinks per day or more) and slowly taper it back down to the previous level of roughly 7 per day like I've always dripped. What would you do?
     
  2. Abstroose

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    I'd definitely go with your idea of continuing with a fairly aggressive campaign and slowly lightening up on it. Do the Web 2.0 profiles contain scraped/spun content? I'd also invest some money in 10 or 15 unique articles asap and try to build some manual, real high quality profiles containing 100% unique content to balance it out.
     
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  3. switch_2012

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    Hi mate,

    How many web 2.0 sites are you talking about? and how many keywords did you target on that campaign?
     
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  4. ThopHayt

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    The articles were posted from extremely unique spun material. But they don't read very well.

    It was 200 article postings to about 75 web 2.0 sites, using about 10 diversification keywords (terms like "here" and "link").
     
  5. dusan

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    Well, what you should not do is stop all together. You may still get out of it, try to reduce the backlink pumping a bit. And also what I ould do, make a new campaign, what you need is a good amount of quality articles to counterbalance the effect of spamming, try to make new web 2.0, with counterbalance and good articles, do not spin them, make it look ogranic with 10-15 articles per web 2.0 and make max 1 backlinks on whole web 2.0 within your articles, then do some social seo for web 2.0s.
     
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  7. ThopHayt

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    Yeah I think some HQ readable might help. Each posting I made before only had 1 backlink though, but they had no other non-MS links. Thinking Some link variety may help too.

    A zenno bot
     
  8. ThopHayt

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    Some slight recovery today, I noteced something very strange though. The recovery is HIGHLY localized. The site ranks much better in the business' home state now than outside it. It used to rank pretty well everywhere, but it seems that the recovery is beginning locally. Is this normal?
     
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    It doesn't make sense to me that 200 web 2 backlinks made your site tank :\ I doubt that most of them were even crawled yet. Even if they were crawled, that isn't enough to penalize a site. I think that this is either just a dance, or something else caused your rankings to drop, and it's just a coincidence that it happened after your 'mistaken' backlink campaign.
     
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  10. ThopHayt

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    Could be a dance, though I haven't seen a dance this radical since Panda was implemented. Think about it though, this site went from 7 backlinks a day, to over 70 per day and all over a 3 day gush which I didn't notice until the end which was soon followed by the dip. Hopefully it's not a slap, but I'll keep you guys posted. Google is a lot more sensitive these days.
     
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    Sounds like you need to get Dragon Naturally Speaking or cut off the fat fingers off...:) JK
     
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    Man after my own heart. Couple of million words a year. I dicate while I have my morning walk, while I'm doing the gardening, at my desk - whatever. Plug it into DNS and then spend 5 minutes editing each article for errors (homonyms are a regular issue).
    Wouldn't cope without it now.

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  13. Moriarty79

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    This is pretty much what I was thinking. I regularly build way more links than that without a problem. I'd be amazed if even a new site gets penalised just for what you are describing.
     
  14. ThopHayt

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    Except for the fact that it was all done using two spun articles. I'd normally get 10-15 posts per spun article... this ran off 100+ postings off each article so there may be a duplicate content or spun content penalty going on.

    BTW it's still effecting me VERY differently depending on location. Locally it's showing signs of recovery a little, but across the way it's doing very poor.

     
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    Did you check what percent of them are indexed? Like others said could be chance or something else.
     
  16. fartnuts

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    I agree with this. It doesn't make sense.

    As for web 2.0 sites, what type of sites are they? Are we talking higher quality sites such as hubpages, squidoo, typepad etc or some of the rather "crappy" ones?

    I've always been a fan of doing all my web 2.0's in my tiers manually with solid content up until the 3rd tier.

    FartNuts
     
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    Spikes do happen when you got into news or something. Perhaps do some PR campaigns immediately. It comes in reverse order, but if you keep building more backlinks (at a higher rate than usual) then slowly drop it to normal pace, then I think you will be okay.

    It may take some time for the ranking to get back again. But if it isn't, then perhaps the culprit is somewhere else.
     
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  18. ThopHayt

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    A lot of crappy ones in an effort for domain diversity :(