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google (sandboxed?) problem

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by teddykiller, Nov 17, 2008.

  1. teddykiller

    teddykiller Newbie

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    ive been running a website for over 18mths and after some adding a blog to the site and using uniquifier plugin for wordpress the traffic grew and grew.
    now it turns out google found out about this little plugin and whacked urls using it mine included.

    ive removed the plugin and explained to google i had hired some third party to seo my blog to try warm the heart of stone they have lol.

    my sites still on google if i search direct or link: urletc but no search results for my given keywords? is this a (sandbox)? or some other google naughty step ive been placed on?

    noone to blame but myself but its hurting my income now :S.

    anyone else get caught using uniquifier plugin and if so have u managed to get back on google.

    im a complete noob to blackhat etc but any constructive help would be much appreciated..


    cheers TK
     
  2. lilman

    lilman BANNED BANNED

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    i just downloaded uniquifier , but havent uploaded it yet . i will be reading more about this . thanks for the heads up
     
  3. pixelgrinder

    pixelgrinder Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    This doesn't sound like a problem uniqueifier causes, usually an influx of backlinks if you have relatively few backlinks causes something like this.

    Search your keywords and see if you rank in the top 100
     
  4. oldenstylehats

    oldenstylehats Elite Member Premium Member

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    This is not necessarily true; it depends on the quality of the pages/domains/neighborhoods the backlinks are on. That's an important distinction because it explains why the digg/slashdot/cnn/etc,etc,etc effects have SERP components as well as traffic components. That said, since this is the Black Hat SEO forum, I suppose it is more common here than in the real world.

    teddykiller, sometimes it takes G awhile to get back you after submit reconsideration requests. How long ago did your site disappear from the index?
     
  5. masako

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    I'm in the exact same situation as the op here. One of my main sites was going up and up and up until I implemented the Uniquifier script; my indexed pages and serps standing started dropping like mad. My site still hasn't recovered, despite the fact that I've contacted Google regarding the issue. This is completely anecdotal and perhaps something else did cause this, I just find the timing a bit too coincidental.
     
  6. pixelgrinder

    pixelgrinder Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Im not too sure how google would know unless they snooped through your code. I really hope they havent caught on or else Im going to have to disable the plugin on all my blogs -.-
     
  7. oldenstylehats

    oldenstylehats Elite Member Premium Member

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    Yeah, I don't know. The few times I've needed spun content, I've used custom applications to do the brunt of the work and never had any issues with Google. I've always been really suspicious of plug-ins/applications like Uniquifier, but I don't want to get too far off-topic.

    Masako, when did you first start noticing your SERPs were dropping?
     
  8. kecoaksaru

    kecoaksaru Junior Member

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    No, my friends, not because of uniquifier, but that spinnable content!
    My blog is lost from google index too, I use wordspinner.
    Please remove all of your spinnable content immediately before get caught by google!
     
  9. antx16

    antx16 Power Member

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    Just my little bit of thought on this one , if you look at page source in your browser you will see that it shows up some of the plugins that wordpress uses , i suppose google simple picks up uniquifier if it shows up there , and then the site related to it gets a google slap ????
     
  10. oldenstylehats

    oldenstylehats Elite Member Premium Member

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    I'm pretty sure it has nothing to do with the plug-ins themselves, but more to do with the "footprint" that kind of software leaves. Any set of academic quality natural language processing algorithms would throw up a red flag immediately after parsing 99% of the content that comes out of these Markov spinners. In the private sector, dollar for dollar Google is the natural language processing industry, so their stuff is better than anything that'd come out of an academic research lab. They've got the largest data corpus in the world and it's growing everyday. It's just a matter of knowing how to look at it.
     
  11. kecoaksaru

    kecoaksaru Junior Member

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    No, I see no code from wordspinner, it's a free simple plugin, no unique code from my output page source
     
  12. joy_joy

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    I have seen that after a sudden jump in traffic there is sudden drop. Maybe they do a manual check.

    And to my surprise wordpress domains are usually banned. I have had similar issues on more than 20 sites that had 100% handwritten content.

    Note i'm talking about sudden jump here.
     
  13. Sweetfunny

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    Just a question, were the sites running Adsense?
     
  14. isritter

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    wouldn't a robots.txt file disallowing /wp-content/plugins elminate this problem?
     
  15. isritter

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    I don't know that your site was penalized.

    Is it possible that you lost positioning since Big G has to reindex your pages because the Uniquifier "changed" the content?
     
  16. MKelly

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    Upping a thread from 2008? Didn't you check the date n00b/spammer?

    And just incase, what the uniquifier plugin does is cloak on-site content, of course your website will be banned from the SERPS.