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GWT message of unnatural links and manual penalty...but still in serps...for how long?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by bigballin6161, Aug 30, 2013.

  1. bigballin6161

    bigballin6161 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Just got the dreaded message in GWT of unnatural links. 1 month on Sape-like network. Anyways my serps have not moved.....still in top 6. Thought I would be gone by now but just got the message yesterday. They said manual penalty...am i about to go down or why havent i gone down? How long does it take to take effect? Knew I shouldnt have f****** around with those links.
     
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    Should drop within the week. When I got the penalty, I lasted another 3 days before I disappeared.
     
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  3. Hubba

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    I received notices after Penguin 1 rolled out. One site was 9 years old and had lots of good links. Ranks didn't drop for almost 3 months. Now that site is DEVESTATED. I've submitted 2 reinclusion requests and both were denied. Now WMT has a Manual Actions section. It lists that they are taking actions against the links and not my site's rankings since the links may be outside my control. The don't give any example of links. Prior to them adding that new feature my site still ranked well for many terms, but now it's TOAST!
     
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  4. bigballin6161

    bigballin6161 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Fuck. Im so pissed. What to do now? Disavow or start a new site? Its for my offline business so i will have to change my name and everything. 100 page authority site 3 years old. What a fuckin pain in the ass. Dont buy those russian like links. Knew it was a bad fuckin idea
     
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    Happened to me too on a site that was making a few dozens per day, the drop in rankings took about two weeks and then in a few days it was completely gone from the SERPs.
    I disavowed the links, got another domain, did a 301, built good links to the new and got it back on page one in about 2 months. I know the 301 has a potential to pass the penalty, it was discussed here in a few threads, but IMO the fact that i disavowed link before making the 301 should be enough to prevent that, at least for the short run (anyway its holding the rankings for a few months now)
     
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    The sape links will be removed if you stop paying for them monthly :)
     
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  7. bigballin6161

    bigballin6161 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I stopped paying for them 2 weeks ago because i was afraid this might happen. Just got the message yesterday