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Google bans/sandboxes Affiliate Sites - True/False?!

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by smolodoys, Apr 24, 2011.

  1. smolodoys

    smolodoys Regular Member

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    Have heard a word somewhere from google webmasters that google hates affiliate sites and therefor bans/sandboxes them, no wonder 6 of my sites are sandboxed? Any thoughts on that?

    Can anyone also suggest a cloacking link site, I know there is couple but can't remember it, something that starts with an "a". Thank you!
     
  2. Shaken not Stirred

    Shaken not Stirred Registered Member

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    You could use a 301 redirect and simply restrict Google from accessing it using robots.txt
     
  3. smolodoys

    smolodoys Regular Member

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    no one has any thoughts about this? Has any of your generic none affiliate sites got banned by google?
     
  4. biks

    biks Power Member

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    I can tell you that my Clickbank sales page was #1 for my main keyword for almost 2 years. It is now de-indexed. I'm starting to give up hope that it's doing a Google dance. I haven't changed a thing on it, added ANY links in the past year or done any sort of promotion. It's now gone.
     
  5. NOKENNY

    NOKENNY Newbie

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    one of my sites has been penalised after the panda update and i lost 60 % of traffic but after removing affiliate links and shitty content everything returned as it was before .
     
  6. CoolAdvisor

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    google hates "bridge" pages and "data collecting" sites
     
  7. scottx1995

    scottx1995 Regular Member

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    newbie here, what is a sandbox ?
     
  8. smolodoys

    smolodoys Regular Member

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    my 6ths review site just got banned, it has a PR4, spend thousands of dollars on it already, don't know what to do, trying to find a decent answer for all this happening, I know it couldn't be because of the backlinks because I didn't build many of them, the content is original, my sites hosted on different hosting accounts, what else could it be? Any suggests?!
     
  9. jerzydawg

    jerzydawg Supreme Member

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    Whatever you did on on the previous 5 review sites will explain it.
     
  10. Virus1

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    If you observe carefully.... google is catering to the searcher.....more and more.

    When people google search...
    they hate the search to come up with the list of "review","is so and so a scam", and any other info page that turns out to be a sales page. And usually NOT the sales page of the originator of the product.....
    so google is working on getting rid of that.

    some time ago... if you searched for a product say a camera..... you would
    get list of Amazon affiliates selling that camera... all outranking even the home page
    of the camera maker. We all know how google fixed that.... it labeled those sites as thin affiliate and dropped them like hot shit....

    Google likes banners.... it does not like when you seem to review something but you are actually an affiliate. google does not like affiliates because people that search do not like affiliates either.

    in the near future....
    In my opinion.....
    banners will be the only thing that google will allow on your site.
    Why?... because if people search...
    Google wants them to find the info they are looking for....
    and if they go to your site...
    and their interest is caught by a banner...
    then they will click but that click will be out of the boundaries of the original search... and Google is okay with that.
     
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  11. Virus1

    Virus1 Supreme Member

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    Sandbox is a term given to google not ranking NEW sites quickly. Kind of putting them in a sandbox till they prove themselves. Even if the site had good quality unique content. This was to prevent spammers (BHW members cough cough) from building new sites one after another to show up on TOP of search engine results.

    A lot of people use this phrase when their sites had good ranking and then drop down to "new site" levels... thus displaying sandboxed rankings.
     
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  12. cbnoob

    cbnoob Senior Member

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    so what is the solution? find PLRs and make your own products?
     
  13. entailc

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    If the site is purely focusing on selling some third party products with no further use to the user then probably that falls under low quality content site and get this treatment.

    If the sites back links were from those content forms google penalized, then automatically you might have lost the link juice it had from those sites.

    Focus on providing a little value to user other than writing the one in thousand reviews about the product that can be found on the web, you might enjoy the rankings and goodwill for a long time.

    I din't get any of my affiliate sites sandboxed or banned.
     
  14. cash202

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    It is a myth invented by webmasters whose sites didn't rank
    as fast as they wanted.
     
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    It's not a myth and there is a very good explanation why it is part of Google's "tools".

    It is a known fact that one of Google's wars is to fight paid links for search engine's manipulation purposes. Google assumes that if a webmaster purchased links and see a drop in his/her rankings then they will take them off... if after a period these links are still there then Google assumes that they are "natural" and worth the SEO value.
     
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    I don't see why a review site on a product is considered of no value. Obviously the consumer would want to know more about the product and hence type in the term review. Unless your site is of duplicate content and minimal content then I would understand why g00gle would devalue it. I dont know the big g is a strange monster.
     
  17. Mike Hunt

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    You can use gocodes which is WP plugin so redirect looks like
    url.com/go/keyword

    It works on my sites as well as other affiliates in my niches using it. Best is php redirect which you can find tutorials on youtube. Also you should place only 1 link for around every 200 words of content. Lastly, create clickable image that looks like link saying "CLICK HERE to try it now" or whatever & name image longtail or related kw.
     
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  18. elibaba7

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    google is getting cocky
     
  19. Mike Hunt

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    Most newbs start with review sites & have affiliate links all over them so G knows what you're doing. Add other relevant pages such as features, FAQ, price comparisons, video demos (Find nice unwatermarked ones on youtube & embed or just 1 if that's all there is). This all bulks your site up & you can link main KW to main page for stronger on site seo.
     
  20. krissur

    krissur Newbie

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    I agree, build a website that shows more then just some content to sell a product and ad affiliate links to it. when you have a lot of content Google wont sandbag the website. also dont go nuts on linkbuilding, it takes time. Google knows when it looks 'unnatural' for a website to jump up in the SERPs with tons of backlinks in a short time en when the quality of the website is low they can sandbag you.