Google Dance or another penalty?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Crotalus, Feb 20, 2012.

  1. Crotalus

    Crotalus Newbie

    Jan 28, 2012
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    So just before xmas my site had a -50 penalty. All my page 1 keywords could now be found on page 5.

    It recovered after a month and everything was going good.

    Yesterday I noticed that my main keywords are now gone! I just can not find them at all in the googles.

    My site is still in the google index, and all pages are still indexed.

    What is different this time is that I am still getting some long tail traffic from google, but 75% or more is gone. Last time all my google traffic was gone. But I could still find my site on page 5 this.

    This time, some traffic, but pages for my main keywords seem to be gone.

    This site is all unique and good content, and I have not done anyting to agressive link wise. Some SB blasts with SN, and Fiverr to the main site to new blog posts. And then SB blasts to tier 1 links, nothing to the money site.
  2. manny521

    manny521 Supreme Member

    Sep 15, 2011
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    Not sure exactly what is going on right now, but same thing happened to me on friday, got a huge google bitch slap!

    I have been reading everywhere I can as to what is going on, but I am not seeing much clarity. The best advice I have received is to keep building links and keep doing what you have been doing.

    I am encouraged to read that your site came back for you about a month after this occurred, but disappointed to read that it disappeared again.

    What did you do after the first time your serps got messed up? Did you keep building links?

    I am curious as I am in this situation now.
  3. SuperLinks

    SuperLinks Elite Member

    Jul 14, 2008
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    New York
    Take a look at the thread here:

    I firmly believe that Google has released an update to combat
    blatant artificial link building. The keyword here is blatant.

    In order to combat this you'll need to reevaluate your linkbuilding
    methods. Diversity has never had a stronger roll in linkbuilding than

    That means diversify the following:
    • Type of backlinks
    • Quality of backlinks
    • Anchor text
    • Pages you are backlinking
    • Link velocity

    Those are just a few points, but all are very important. Make
    sure that you aren't just backlinking the same URLs over and
    over. Spread out your backlinks to a variety of internal pages,
    even if you aren't trying to rank some of those pages.

    Diversify the quality. I've seen a ton of people getting hammered
    because they only buy crazy high PageRank backlinks. That
    ISN'T natural. That just doesn't work. You need the lower quality
    links as well. While that sounds strange, you need your backlink
    profile to be as realistic as possible. Hundreds of high quailty
    links just isn't natural.
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  4. orzyman

    orzyman Senior Member

    May 22, 2011
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    in your mind
    yeah i don't know all my sites dropped about %50 of traffic and am thinking of big G dance so i will have to wait and build backlinks to see what happens