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Google + like exchange heads up.

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by James2, May 24, 2012.

  1. James2

    James2 Senior Member

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    I got over 20 plus ones for a blog yesterday from a like exchange. Only had two of my own to start, but they was real. Checked today, all 20 gone except for the two original real ones. Not sure why that is, maybe someone knows. Im just glad I did not spend money on more, which is what I was going to do.
     
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    This happened many members here. Including me. I lost over 3-4k when first google plus came up. Then they put very severe +1 penalty. Which i believe.

    So basically you are screwing your domain by doing that ^^
     
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    Purchased few gigs from fiverr, lost my +1s within 5 days.
     
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    Holy crap! My domains is still PR N/A, so hopefully if I stop now it should be OK. Thanks for the vital info, plus rep (not plus 1, lol)
     
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    jobypdmn Newbie

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    purchasing Google + and exchanging Google + with other is a waste of time and effort. I too had a experience once where I lost about 14 Google + .

    apparently only clicks from Google search results and from you website will stay in your account.
    Other the other hand if you are purchasing Google circles clicks you will not lose them
     
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    artificial_genius Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I think the lesson learned here is don't heavily manipulate a signal that Google has direct access to. Google can't as easily see how legitimate each of the 'likes' you receive are, but they can definitely see how legitimate each of your individual +1s are, since they have the data of every other +1 that account has made, the history of that account, how many other Google accounts have done +1s on the same IP, etc.

    You are arming Google with a lot of info (and proof you are trying to manipulate rankings) that they couldn't get from other social signal manipulation.
     
  7. James2

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    Do you think doing that would effect your PR and so? Also, getting fake subscribers to a Youtube video: Does the same apply, youtube is after all owned by Google.
     
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    I think the difference is that Google has said that they are using G+ as a ranking signal while they aren't saying the same thing about Youtube subscribers.

    So I think they are much more proactive about dealing with G+ manipulation than they are about Youtube subscriber manipulation.

    But sure, you always need to consider that whenever you are manipulating anything on Google properties for SEO gains.
     
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    Lesson learnt. Thanks. I'll keep using G + buttons on my sites for sure, but no trickery from now on.
     
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    I've removed the Google +1 button from many of my sites. Why let Google dig deeper into analyzing our sites by embedding their garbage in our pages?
     
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    Good point, Facebook etc social signals work just as well I think.
     
  12. artificial_genius

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    If your site naturally gets lots of +1s, has good onpage, and good time on site I would keep +1 buttons on your site to show Google how awesome your onpage is.

    If you already have Adsense or Analytics on your site there is no reason not to have +1 as they are getting all the info they need anyways from Adsense/Analytics.

    The only time I would refrain from using +1 is if there are no Google products on your site and you have poor onpage (time on site, bounce rate, pages viewed, etc.) Any other time, having more (legitimate) +1s makes it worth it.
     
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    Crewchief007 Power Member

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    Heed these words BHW members... heed these words...

    Putting googal pus on your website is essentially like inviting the IRS to have access to all of your checking accounts, savings accounts, investment accounts, hosting accounts, affiliate accounts, piggy banks, home safes, PayPal accounts, ClickBank accounts, Paydotcom accounts, Twitter accounts, FaceBook accounts, etc., etc.

    What sane person would do such a thing?

    For those of you who RESPECT, LOVE, ADMIRE and WORSHIP googal and believe that googal pus is going to succeed, I've got some bad news for you; googal pus is going to eventually end up in the googal graveyard with the host of other products that Larry and his techo elitist narcissistic goons felt strongly and passionately about but failed miserably. It may take until 2013, but no matter how hard googal pushes, [and they are pushing hard] the people are simply not buying googal pus.

    How many signups do you think googal pus got from ads like this that they are currently bombarding the NBA website with?



    C'mon, what group of men is going to watch videos with their road dawgs like they are doing in that commercial? I may send a video to friends but calling them up and saying, "He buddy, log in to googal pus and let's watch this neat video together?" That's the kind of stuff that Father John J. Geoghan might set up, SMH.

    This is a fact: Internet Marketers are rabidly attempting to exploit googal pus and will continue to do so until the plug is pulled but googal's cloned social networking website has very real users.

    In the mean time, those of you who put googal pus on your websites because some sorry sap convinced you that it will help you rank faster, you need to realize that you have essentially invited a double agent to have free reign to the back-end of your online operation. In other words, you are allowing googal to see you naked, LOL!!!
     
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