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HighPRSociety Penalization - How to recover?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Ambassy, Mar 27, 2012.

  1. Ambassy

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    I got a site which is 3 months old and which I've been primarily backlinking through blog posts in HighPRSociety. However last week when HighPRSociety got their blogs deindexed I've basically lost all my rankings.
    Now I wonder; should I try to recover the site or just start a new one.
    If I should start a new one would it be possible for me to transfer the content to the new site? And should I do a 301 redirect or would that just hurt the potential new site?

    I'm looking forward to some hopefully constructive suggestions!
     
  2. Resolution10

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    ...and they kept saying all is good lol.

    Not much point in trying to recover the website honestly, at least I doubt it will be worth the effort. Move on to new projects if possible.
     
  3. DamageX

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    If it's not VERY important to you, just start a new one. You'd probably need more time to get the current one out of the shithole than you would to rank a new one.

    They kinda still do actually. :D
     
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  4. Ambassy

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    Yea I suppose that'd be the easiest.
    I got an email as well from them today. They basically said that even more blogs are getting deindexed (O'rly?) so I guess I'll only use them for tier2 links for now on.

    Still I'd like to know whether I can shut down the site and copy over the content or if that would be duplicate content..?
     
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  5. DamageX

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    At this point, I don't see how using them is going to be more than a total waste of money and time.

    Try copying the site to a new domain and 301 the current one there. It *might* work, but no guarantee.
     
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    Thats why now i hate to join any private blog networks , it simply impossible to hide the network and for the end user it feels like PAY TO GET A SLAP .
     
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  7. Ambassy

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    What if I just took my old site down and opened a new site with the exact same contant (and didn't 301 redirectmy old site)? Would that be considered to be duplicate content?
    I'm just afraid of doing a 301 redirect since the old site was penalized.
     
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    Were these blog posts the only links you have made? If answer is yes, then you should really reconsider your strategy.. SEO is based on diversity, link diversity, anchor diversity..

    You need to get links from many different venues with different types of links..

    As for your rankings goind down, of course they did if these were the only links and they got deleted.. It would mean you don't have any backlinks to your site anymore, so there is no link juice, no anchors, no rankings.. It doesn't even mean you got slapped, just that your site doesn't have anymore power.

    You can have this as a test case if the above is really the case or if you really got slapped :)
     
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    Coincidentally all of my rankings for sites promoted through HPRS have gone up, fairly considerably... Though i've only been using Blogroll links - I was about to start using the blog posts, but i think i'll leave that.
     
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    Build some quality backlinks and diversify your backlinks. You will be back. If you ever wanna do Network blog stuffs then I would suggest build your own private network and only post your stuffs. This way you will be able to keep the quality of the websites really high.
     
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    The sites I've been using HPR on (only blogposts) are improving each day BUT I do not rely only on blogposts from there...I also add in the mix directories, bookmarks, wikis, few social networks etc.

    As many as possible!
     
  12. danny1

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    I think on one of the HPRS threads here, someone mentioned they were a "disaster waiting to happen". Guess what - it did! TBH, I wouldn't trust anything they say anymore.

    It could be that you may have some remaining credits with them, so you could test this, but I would not risk this for any site you valued.

    I'd 301 the old site to a new domain and put fresh content on the new one.
     
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    Sucks man... HPRS looked really good at first. Till I found out what a poor job they were doing. While all blog networks are prob gonna be slowly phasing out, HPRS made chump mistakes like putting all their sites on one server. I would slowly keep linking to the site and put it on the back-burner. Start new projects. One thing is for sure... Shits gonna be crazy for a few weeks, everyday I see crazy changes in the SERPs.
     
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    Their blogroll links were working fine, it was their blog posts that were pure shit even before their network got deindexed. However, I've removed the blogroll links I had from them, don't wanna be associated with their network in any way now that Google took a big shit on it.
     
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    I bought approximately 15x100 posts over my site so that hurt... Should have bought blogroll links as well :)
     
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    You're not penalized, you just lost the value of those links. I don't think there's any reason to start a new site. Unless I'm missing something?
     
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    Exactly. You're just back to where you started 3 months ago! If it's that easy to get penalized a lot of people will be blogging their competitors sites to death.
     
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    Hmm it's just that most of my ranking dropped 100-500 spots. I mean, even without highprsociety I'd still rank higher than that?
    Anyways; interesting theory. Anyone got a second opinion on that matter?
     
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    I also lost rankings and I was using HPRS. The good thing is that I had been busy so I had stopped building links myself and I have been outsourcing so I have diversified for most of my sites but two.

    I personally used HPRS for one of my sites and I have lost 30% of the traffic in like 3 days. The good thing is that somehow CPC went up so I am still at the same earnings levels.

    The point is that I dont think you experience any penalty. You simply lost your links/votes so google is trying to figure out where the hell your site belongs. Think it as a reverse of the google dance when you go up.

    Put some content to invite the google bot and build links. Lesson should be learnt though. Dont rely on one, two, three or even four service providers. Diversify.

    If I were you, I would act as nothing had happened. Keep updating your website and build links. IF it does not come back in 1-2 months, 301 to a new site.

    Regarding HPRS, since we used them for our money sites and not for some kind of crappy autoblogs, saying things like we lost 50% of the network while I cant find more than 10% of my links and receiving emails like "keep building links but your links might land on de-indexed websites now" is not nice. Why the hell would I spend money and time to build links on de-indexed blogs?
     
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  20. jon_xx_x

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    Well when you originally said your 'primary' linking was through them, then I assumed pretty much all links were from them.
    It's tough to say without seeing and knowing exactly what was done.