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How common is the "Thin Content" Manual Penalty?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by adeptbob, Nov 14, 2013.

  1. adeptbob

    adeptbob Regular Member Premium Member

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    For the first time ever I got a "Thin Content" penalty. I've worked with sites that had 100s/1000s of the same pages with just a different city each page and never once had an issue.


    I'm trying to get feedback on how common this penalty is? Out of 50+ sites that should trigger this by definition, this is the first one ever.


    It just so happened that it was a brand new domain and had links aggressively built to it.


    Algorithms are triggered by thresholds...I think I just might of hit the goldilocks zone for this one I guess...
     
  2. Gyuman82

    Gyuman82 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Im thinkin you were hit more by the aggressive linkbuilding than the "thin content" from your description.
     
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    A manually applied penalty, along with a message? Or just a drop in rankings?
     
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    umerjutt00 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    One of my site was a victim of the Google Panda penalty back in Feb 2013. The reason I found was excessive use of the bold tags, keywords repetition, very little content on pages (less than 200 words) and a sidebar widget which was displaying popular pages with their titles and descriptions on all the pages....

    I corrected all the mistakes... and after 2 months I got my site back.
     
  5. adeptbob

    adeptbob Regular Member Premium Member

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    I'm guessing it was the aggressive link building too that triggered a manual review.

    If it was the "Thin Content" itself, then any site launched while under construction would get this penalty.


    It was a manual penalty and it was titled "Thin Content"