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Google -50 penalty - Do nothing and wait it out or what ?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by danhoff, Sep 8, 2011.

  1. danhoff

    danhoff Power Member

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    One of my sites got hit by Google -50 penalty, all my kws went down -50 positions including unique domainname.

    What should i do ? Do nothing and wait it out or what ?
     
  2. Dang3r81

    Dang3r81 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Hi,
    How many Innerpages have you on it for the kws?
    What kind of Backlinks did you build ?
    Do you use seo search tag terms tagging 2?
    Is it all unique content on your sites or a autoblog?
    How old is your site?

    Cheers
    Dang3r
     
  3. mccullum

    mccullum Power Member

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    if you get hit by such a penalty, it is always recommended that you fix the problem and then wait it out. NOT wait it out without doing anything. Identify the problem first and then fix it asap. Once the bot notices the problem has been fixed, the penalty will be lifted after a few days or weeks.
     
  4. AnotherIdol

    AnotherIdol Junior Member

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    It seems Google has found something on your site that it doesn't like. i'd try and find out what the problem is and try to rectify it.
     
  5. kengaime

    kengaime Newbie

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    See any message on google webmastertools and continue to build links. Don't stop
     
  6. stealthstorm

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    Also, make sure you read this and check if there is anything you should change:

    google.com/support/webmasters/bin/answer.py?answer=35769
     
  7. bigwali

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    Ensure you have anchor text variation in your backlinks and diversity in your backlink methods (profiles,forums,bookmarks, articles, etc).
     
  8. danhoff

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    i have good diversification in backlinks, i guess i might have gone to aggressive with building backlinks. My content is 100% unique and i don't think any onsite stuff might upset G.

    My plan is to keep building links and add content.

    Webmaster tools don't report any errors.
     
  9. GuJJu

    GuJJu Registered Member

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    You need to wait.
    My website had faced same problem, relax and do some other work for while.
    In 1 or 2 weeks it will go Off.
     
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  10. danhoff

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    Many thanx bro, i was looking for answer from someone who had expirience with -50 penalty :)
     
  11. dss234

    dss234 Registered Member

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    Google concern a lot about good experience for visitors, watch out for the above fold area, see if you meet the 30% advertisement 70% content.
    Sometime too much ads above the fold maybe trigger penalty, some site get away with it, some don't.
     
  12. danhoff

    danhoff Power Member

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    I have just one big banner on my site and over 100 pages of unique content.
     
  13. ghengis_khan

    ghengis_khan Regular Member

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    '-50' penalties are always algorithmic IMO. I have had a few sites that have never really recovered from them. Could be over-usage of anchor text or other sites scraping your content and passing it off as their own.
     
  14. danhoff

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    Anchor text fix is easy, hope that's not the second issue.
     
  15. beeHWfan

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    Yes I agree with one of the posters. Alot of times we forget that it's just a bot. We think there is someone behind the curtain pulling the controls.

    The fact is the bot saw something wrong, and if you fix it when the bot comes back and see no rules broken it will be back in no time.
     
  16. mccullum

    mccullum Power Member

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    exactly. So unless you fix the problem, the penalty will not get lifted.