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Google Stealth Update - My god it's no longer full of stars

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by monk13, May 3, 2012.

  1. monk13

    monk13 Power Member

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    i just noticed a few minutes ago, none of my clients still have stars in their search listings :(
    so i did a check with the term "Watches" (totally unrelated to my niche, and usually full of listings with spammy stars)
    google changed the way the interpret the schema.org review microformat!
    GRRR
    anyone else notice this?
    i did notice though that reviews with actual text reviews in them still show up tho
    time for some testimonials instead of "rated 9.9 out of 10 by over 9000 customers" (not the actual text i use)
    any thoughts on this?
     
  2. wannabie

    wannabie Elite Member

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    If they're done spammy then google removes the stars now
     
  3. LikeaSir

    LikeaSir Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Search "Viagra" they're not always so quick
     
  4. monk13

    monk13 Power Member

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    stars on search were there hours ago for a bunch of searches, but now not so much, unsupported stars are not present anywhere i have seen
     
  5. monk13

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    hmm...looks like there are some searches they're still on
     
  6. manny521

    manny521 Supreme Member

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    i used to have stars displayed for my site, but they went away after panda 3.3...
     
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    Not surprisingly, I'm seeing no differences when testing the micro-data using the Google testing tool.
     
  8. BlackhatArticles.com

    BlackhatArticles.com Registered Member

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    My all websites still show stars. Once i changed manually and put 5000 reviews, it actually shown, but my site was nowhere on the google. I thought penguin update removed my site. But I removed the code and site returned after 2-3 days. . :stupido3:
     
  9. txhepoker

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    So you are saying after you removed stars your site rankings improved?

     
  10. BlackhatArticles.com

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    No No, the point is I tried to fool Google and my site got removed. Then I removed the code and my site came back.
    Actually there is no competition for my website keyword so it is obvious that my site ranks, but it suddenly removed and I thought its because of penguin update.