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How I got some of my sites to rank again after the penguin update

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by sam0016, May 5, 2012.

  1. sam0016

    sam0016 Registered Member

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    My main site got hit by the penguin update all of the keywords were out of the top 300 or totally deindexed.

    How I have got some of my keywords back in the top 10 I even got 1 keyword to 2 for a medium competition keyword it was only 8 for that keyword before the update. What happened was after the update I decided to to try and get traffic from other places not just Google so I made all of my new links aimed 100% at people clicking them not at Google at all and did a lot of tweets and retweets around 4k in total I think no spun content at all and a lot of social bookmarks I made a 50 to 100 word description on the bookmarks my self a lot of posts on stumblupon, digg and reddit got me a lot of traffic and also helped with ranks. I also added 40 Google +1s to the landing page and 1 to 10 on some other pages. I made about 200 links on Facebook just pages that are related to my site in some way not really trying to get people to click the links I tried to make the comments about there page and get a link to my site in there in some way but make the comment good so they don't remove it and made a Facebook fanpage for my main site and got some fake likes that helped me get some real likes. I also added links to about 50 link directory's they was also aiming at clicks not for Google all descriptions was made by me unique on every post only about 40% of the links pointed to my landing page all others where to other pages on the site. I think any social signals are helping a lot also I like them because they give you traffic as well.

    I hope this helps.
     
  2. manny521

    manny521 Supreme Member

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    did you use any tools to do this or all manual?

    If you used tools/services, what tools/services did you use?

    Thanks!
     
  3. sam0016

    sam0016 Registered Member

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    I did everything by hand but the Facebook likes it was only 1900 likes from fiverr my main reason for this is because I think its to close to the update to use tools and no 100% what effect they will have.
     
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    puneetas3 Senior Member

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    Great effort. Luckily I was doing daily RT and Google plus ones before the penguin update for client sites.
     
  5. manny521

    manny521 Supreme Member

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    Did you use exact match keyword anchors or random anchors not containing your keyword?
     
  6. sam0016

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    Close to all random and probably about 50% just bare links.
     
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  7. manny521

    manny521 Supreme Member

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    thanks and +rep added, thanks for the reply...i need to do this...

    this is a good share for a tool that helps you build links that your competitors have: http://www.ibacklinkpro.com/

    check it out, its pretty cheap...