Great God! At Last I Recovered My Site... Phewwww

akr007

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June 14, I got hit by Google. It was a manual penalty (unnatural inbound link).
On 15th Aug, I succeeded to recover it after 5 failed attempts!
The site was earning $2.5k per month and literally, I run numerous tests on it.
What I learned from it:
1. Be cautious about your anchor texts. Even if all your sites are from real blogs.
2. I'd like to keep myself away from shitty profile links even from those "edu" links.
3. Sites that don't generate traffic, better to avoid them.
4. Mere run a detox and disavow a bunch of links, won't convince Google, you have to remove those "bad links", and always keep the record of the source of your backlink, so that you could reach to them easily and remove them if required.
5. The penalty is harder these days.
6. Refrain from using exact-match anchor randomly, even be cautious to use the "money anchors".
7. I removed tons of links, but keywords seem stable. Most of them are almost in their previous position ( a slightly lower position).
8. Mere a 301 redirection can bring a penalty if you don't know what you are doing.

Missing anything?
From now on BL strategy would be completely different!

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Good for you, sounds like it was a bad fight :)
Do you run the site yourself only or? $2.5k/month is a nice number, btw!
 

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"8. Mere a 301 redirection can bring a penalty if you don't know what you are doing."

Can you explain this in detail please? I've a site built on an expired domain and I've bought couple of other domains in the same niche which would be used for 301 redirection at my money site after I've added over 10k words of content on my site.
 

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Thanks for your share and glad you managed to get your site back!
 

akr007

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Good for you, sounds like it was a bad fight :)
Do you run the site yourself only or? $2.5k/month is a nice number, btw!
I am a one man army so far. Though I outsource everything. Still, you know there are so many things I have to handle myself, and I badly require a team now to do everything strategically...
 

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That's amazing then, pretty impressive! :)
Hope you find some people who are as good as you.
 

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Congrats, but in my experience this site will have trouble ranking higher than it was before. Although they cleared your manual action, the site has been flagged.

I've recovered several sites for clients but they never go back to their previous glory. Anyway I hope you're able to drive it higher now that it's been cleared.
 

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Congrats, but in my experience this site will have trouble ranking higher than it was before. Although they cleared your manual action, the site has been flagged.

I've recovered several sites for clients but they never go back to their previous glory. Anyway I hope you're able to drive it higher now that it's been cleared.

I'm lucky to not talk about my own experience here (never got hit by manual penalty so far) but on facebook I've seen people fully recover and even get better ranking sometimes after a manual penalty. I don't know how they handle the fix though
 

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Great for you. I have always thought disvow links is a tool to tell Google about ur bh backlinks

Good to know it does the opposite sometimes
 

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Must be nerve wrecking especially when 2.5k/month is at stake. Pretty sure since you outsource everything, you must have put in much $ to generate that amount monthly. Looks like you recovered to a position slightly better than before the penalty. Do update us on the future progress!
 

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I'm lucky to not talk about my own experience here (never got hit by manual penalty so far) but on facebook I've seen people fully recover and even get better ranking sometimes after a manual penalty. I don't know how they handle the fix though

One idea: spend $$$$ on adwords :p
 

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That's great to hear congratulations on your successful recovery mate :)
 

james9713

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this is a very good news. thanks to giving correct and helpful statements.
 

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Great read, thanks for the share! You may continue now with peace of mind ;)
 

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I am surprised that you don't even mentioned that pbn links harms your site is this site was Amazon affiliate site?
 
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