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From a Whitehat world to a Blackhat one.

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by cyberdude1910, Jun 14, 2011.

  1. cyberdude1910

    cyberdude1910 Newbie

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    I came across this site trying to find answers to why Google sandboxed my site. My traffic went from 4-5k unique visitors a day to about 100/day overnight.

    The site in question is over a year old and was originally built with pure Whitehat techniques: forum posting, creating backlinks with other sites, setting up a social network that broadcast our blog feed with ping, etc.... At first all the content was unique, but we soon came across autoblog and realized that we could increase the amount of our content and the reach of our audience by using it. Our content exploded with autoblog. Even though we still had some unique content, the amount of autoblogged content really took over.

    At its peak the site was making 15-20$/day on adsense. It had over 4k unique visitors, Alexa rank of 140k and was ranking strong in google searches across keywords. It was also making about $300 month from independant advertising that we sold through advertisespace and buy-sellads.

    Then one day we updated our autoblog and we suppose that some of our settings were undone and it accidentally began posting hundreds of articles. We also suppose this raised a flag and Google shut us down. Killed our traffic and adsense revenue. We also got banned from twitter (1100 followers).

    My question to the experienced among you is how do we bring this site back from the dead? At this point we removed all our autoblogged content and started over. We would love some advice from those of you who may have had a similar experience.

    We recently bought Scrapebox and thought that by putting up some unique content and slowly building some backlinks via SB we might be able to bring the site back. To date Google continues saying that we do not meet their quality standards.

    Thx in advance for sharing.
     
  2. tarzanian

    tarzanian Newbie

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    Wow, why no one answer them? It's about 5 years ago...
     
  3. WilliamLNoel

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    If no one was answering this thread, than why you bumped it after that much time?