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How do you recover after the penguin update?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by maykino, May 15, 2012.

  1. maykino

    maykino Newbie

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    Hello everyone, I run seo for 10 clients and for my business as well. I was on the first page locally in my city under the services that I offer and suddenly after the penguin update i'm > 100. The other websites that I work on are doing great, they even slightly increased its position. I've been using the same strategy for all of them so I think that adding my website to the sandbox is a mistake. The only thing that I could think of that was different from the other websites is that by mistake I added a review rich snippet to the main page and all subpages. Do you think that Google would filter me for this?

    What are your strategies to get out of the filter? Did anyone manage to get out of the filter after the penguin? If so, what did you do?
     
  2. toysonline

    toysonline Regular Member

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    this is also my problem in a local competition. my site got beaten by a site with ZERO backlink.
     
  3. maykino

    maykino Newbie

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    Yea, did you rank well in Google Places or organic search?
     
  4. lanbo

    lanbo Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I used a 301 redirect
     
  5. MrDetails

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    You bought a PR domain and 301'd to your money site? Or did you 301 your money site to another domain?
     
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    similar problem, got outranked by site with 14 indexed links.
     
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    How long ago did you 301 redirect? Really hoping the penalty doesn't pass through.
     
  8. maykino

    maykino Newbie

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    There are some methods to get out of the penalty without using the 301. Do you guys know any?
     
  9. jhonson5

    jhonson5 Power Member

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    Before penguin existence, over optimization was not considered as a bad practice. It is part of white hat seo. Now, it seems adequate to black hat seo. Stop over optimization, make quality backlinks, don't use public network backlink service.
     
  10. Madhu Singh

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    Thanks

    It works..
     
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    morgan456 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    He could have thinked of the second one i suppose...!


     
  12. sudorank

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    First things first, head over to webmaster tools, sign the site up and see if any messages are waiting for you.

    If you have a message I'd put £50 on it being a manual review. In that case try a 301 or just build another site. If the competition is that small you should be able to rank in like 10 minutes!

    If no message you make doubly sure it's a Penguin, if so you either wanna 301, or book a gig like this:

    http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackh...-0-posts-huge-keyword-diversity-only-5-a.html

    Send the links to money site, tell the guy two choose his own lsi keywords and hopefully the link anchor diversity will push you up again.

    Other than that i'm out of ideas, 99% of the time this works, always that pain in the arse 1% though!