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How does Google's Crack down affect YOU & what are actions do you plan to take?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by ichiban, Feb 28, 2011.

  1. ichiban

    ichiban Junior Member

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    What a time for a newbie like me to jump right into IM SEO. I'm still trying to get my fledgling affiliate site off the ground. I was submitting articles to EZA but now with this current shit storm I'm not quite sure whats the right move.


    For the BH vets, how does this algo change affect your bottom line & what changes if any are you going to implement with your current campaigns???
     
  2. darrensss

    darrensss Power Member

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    what shit storm are you talking about?
     
  3. beazt

    beazt Power Member

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    I was about to launch a ClickBank campaign based mostly on Article Marketing. But since this news broke out, I have put that project on hold for the time being.

    In any case, there is no official statement from Google that they are going after EZA or E-How etc. The mentioned the new algo affecting Content Farms - but what exactly is their criteria for labeling a site as a Content Farm is unclear. I for one am having a hard time accepting the current notion that all articles would loose their rankings.

    Google's motto has always been delivering the most relevant result to their users based on the query entered, be it from a authority site, a blog, a video or an article. There are so many instances where useful, information rich articles are far more relevant results than other web properties. Why would they all of a sudden stop trusting them?
     
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    Nearly all of my rankings have gone up as a result of the algorithm change. Sites like eZineArticles that previously outranked me have been slapped down. It's great.
     
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  6. banghead

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    i will spin the brains out everything even more and blast garbage even further in larger quantities.Actually i will be scratching my balls while my freakin servers feed google with two times more crap than they did till now....
     
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  7. darrensss

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    So let me get this right ... google are going penalize 'large content' sites like ezine as they generally serve as a click through to the real site? so rather then displaying a ezine page at the top of the serps they rather display the site that the ezine article is linked to at the top of the serps?

    If this is the case, my mind says its still fine to use article marketing for back links but to expect far less traffic from them???
     
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    trudat Registered Member

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    LOL. Ding Ezine done! Ezine sent a mass email to publishers the day of the google change touting their traffic and CTR. I suspect those stats are quite a bit different just 1 week later.

    The only constant is change...
     
  10. harvald

    harvald Newbie

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    I have actually seen an increase in my traffic. My sites are all landing pages built using an AM's api and on free subs. Only promote via a couple of link exchanges
     
  11. Sahil25903

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    Ugh, that's such a piss off. I've noticed this on nearly every article I've written. The site that's linking TO that article (which also happens to be mine) is ranking (now ; 1st page) better than the actual article (2nd/3rd page) itself. Hopefully, temporary :(
     
  12. Servers

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    That's seriously got to be the most annoying thing ever........ I want those 15 seconds of my life back.