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Google update again?!

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by fb3003, Aug 1, 2018.

  1. asker1

    asker1 Junior Member

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    Hmm, thats interesting. Have you tried to reverse engineer the new big winners in serps? I did that and here is what I noticed is different compared to my own site.
    • real contact data on the money page and the "contact us" page - address, telephone numbers, e-mail addresses
    • links to independent reviews
    • contact us/about us page longer than 1 sentence with a contact form
    • the page and the content was updated quite heavily and frequently
    • most of the new pages were added few months ago
    • blog comments under each article
    • internal links to main money pages from most of the other pages
    • I also noticed that they dont have many external links and all of them are quite weak (forum posts etc.)
    • higher keyword density (can be niche specific)
    • Terms of Service page
    I have redone my website to incorporate all of this except Terms of Service page (I am lazy to write it and unsure if it does help at all) and I switched on Blog comments on my blog posts. I am still unsure if I should allow them on my main money page. It does look quite odd that you have comments under some important page where are you trying to sell something. Companies dont do that, but my "weak" competitor does that and he is really high in serps right now. But of course its very hard to single out any single thing and attribute the serps boosts to it.

    Any opinion on blog comments?
     
  2. lunapt

    lunapt Regular Member

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    My pages that lost rankings were ones I built links to with too many money keywords in the anchors

    Disavowed them and I'm seeing recovery in those!
     
  3. mtj85

    mtj85 Regular Member

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    How long did the disawow tool took for the effects to start showing? When did you see recovery (which date)? THanks.
     
  4. nilkam

    nilkam Junior Member

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    Traffic dropped
     
  5. seoanddev

    seoanddev Registered Member

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    Some my sites grown
     
  6. lunapt

    lunapt Regular Member

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    Few weeks
     
  7. PixelMathis

    PixelMathis Senior Member

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    Seems like another update is underway. Lost 85% of traffic.
     
  8. SEO Dave

    SEO Dave Junior Member

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    Yeah, definitely another update rolling out.
     
  9. MRM94

    MRM94 Registered Member

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    Without a doubt another major update rolling out. All websites shifted 10-30,000 organic searches a day. About 20-30% of website traffic a day.
     
  10. mtj85

    mtj85 Regular Member

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    Could you share a bit more insight? which links did you disavow? Only those with exact match anchor, or also the ones that you deem low quality?
    Did the recovery happen on the same day that google made algo update or was it on a random day? Very important info.
    Tnx
     
  11. nimdekvan

    nimdekvan Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Ah, I really don't like this. My traffic starting to come back for around 2-3 weeks ago.
    I did major update my site structure but I don't think it's the reason that some traffic came back.
    This is like I just got lucky...
     
  12. lunapt

    lunapt Regular Member

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    I gave a vendor too many money kw for anchors. I disavowed all of them

    Recovery was recent
     
  13. mtj85

    mtj85 Regular Member

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    [​IMG]

    Picture says it all. Heading towards 0 traffic, each week less and less traffic with drastic drops on each update.
    Haven't seen anything like this before. After years of good ranking and converting traffic now since august and september google consider this website worthless.
    It's really interesting to see that each week has about 5-10% less traffic.

    I'm trying the disavow tool now (found about 5000 domains with generic links to my site - most of them were some "wallpaper" sites, linking heavily.). Let's see if getting rid of these 10,000 backlinks will do some change. Maybe I was target of negative seo?
     
  14. PixelMathis

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    Disavow them asap.
     
  15. mtj85

    mtj85 Regular Member

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    Just did:

    "You successfully uploaded a disavow links file (disavow.txt) containing 4325 domains and 0 URLs."

    Let see what happens. Literary it can't get any worse :-D
     
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  16. Harrisroon Sealanderm

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    Traffic dropped a bit
     
  17. Signal512

    Signal512 Regular Member

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    Really sorry to see that. I wish you the best with the disavow. Let us in on he progress. I hope it sorts out.
     
  18. AxelDrane

    AxelDrane Newbie

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    My domain has been down like this too.. do you disavow all the domain to your moneysite or just the current url ? Which one is better ?
     
  19. mtj85

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    I just disavowed whole domains that contained shitty links, no point in selecting URL by URL. If domain is bad its worth disavowing it whole.


    In which niche is your site? Medical? How much traffic did you have before / now?
    Do you have a same pattern with traffic? Can you send me screenshot via PM?
     
  20. Neptune's Kiss

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    I also recently did a few disavows for some sites. Seems to be having a positive influence so far...