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How long does a G. penalty last?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by parasitus84, May 7, 2012.

  1. parasitus84

    parasitus84 Regular Member

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    Hi,

    how long does a Google penalty may last? I know no one can exactly tell how long it takes to recover. But is it a matter of 1 month, 6 months or 1 year? Is it possible that a penalty becomes permanent?

    I got hit for being a member of a blog network a few weeks before Penguin became an angry animal fed with spam...

    Thanks for your help!
     
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  2. Windmill

    Windmill Supreme Member

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    I have heard people discuss penalties on here and saying 30-90 days. This does not include sandboxed sites.
     
  3. mootonandy

    mootonandy Supreme Member

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    I think penguin penalties are permanent.
     
  4. jared1249

    jared1249 Registered Member

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    Hard to say, i watched on a site which been penalty for over 2 months, and still not sign to recover yet.
     
  5. acotut

    acotut Elite Member

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    Preatty much depends on the penality.But if you don't know the exact reason why you've been hit it's preatty hard to recover.
     
  6. parasitus84

    parasitus84 Regular Member

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    I got hit in March way before Penguin.

    I know the reason: illegal link-building techniques on blog networks :)
     
  7. regmant

    regmant Regular Member

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    I got unnatural links penalty on 24th Feb - rankings are still total shite.
     
  8. leeboi999

    leeboi999 Junior Member

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    Yeah I would guess any where from 30 - 90 days
     
  9. mikepaxston

    mikepaxston Registered Member

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    Im guessing 120 days here....I was nailed on April 23rd, with a nice little letter in my webmaster tools. :clap2:

    I guess that would be the worst case scenario, 120 days!!

    If you dont recover by then, I would definitely look at replacing the site.:ranger:
     
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    acotut Elite Member

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    If you're lucky enough,you just need to compensate the link juice you lost from the networks.
     
  11. parasitus84

    parasitus84 Regular Member

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    I've been doing it very carefully using web 2.0s, my own blogs and private blogs I paid for (no networks this time!). Every single post was 100% unique, some of them BLed. Still no results...
     
  12. dragonrage01

    dragonrage01 Power Member

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    Some of my sites recovered after 3 months. A lot of my sites are still in the penalty after 1.5 years.
     
  13. kuzmanin

    kuzmanin Regular Member

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    In the near past it was enough to get 2-3 strong link from old sites with high PR. Maybe it still works but not sure.
     
  14. the_demon

    the_demon Jr. Executive VIP

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    Most penalties that I've seen last 30-90 days depending on the severity of why you were penalized.

    From what I've seen getting caught using Private Blog Networks is an easy 90 days or longer. After many tests I've found there is very little that can be done to get yourself out of this (although not impossible). Google's been pretty harsh lately, a lot more so than in the past.
     
  15. kryseo

    kryseo Regular Member

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    I have a site that was penalised sometime way back on July 2009 after an xrummer blast.

    It is coming to almost 3 years now.

    I have another site which has been on manual penalty which is coming to almost year now.

    Still penalised.
     
  16. parasitus84

    parasitus84 Regular Member

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    I never blasted my site. To be honest, there wasn't a lot of spam on it. I did many things manually. I even used unique content for BMR. I guess BMR was the most spammy technique on it. I've recently removed my paid blogroll links also. I hope it won't be longer than 90 days. I'm building another website now though. Just in case. If my old website recovers one day, I'll have a nice niche-related site to use for BLs :)
     
  17. Danny1111

    Danny1111 Elite Member

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    its pretty tough to expect recoveries at the moment - while they are really trying to figure out the best way to penalize people.

    really probably better to work on content - and simple links --- rather than using tools at the present time.

    Google really lost the plot trying to knock out the small guys - as that's what makes the internet - not having Amazon, CNN ranking the whole first page. WebMD seems to be taking over anything medical at this time as well..... sucks atm.
     
  18. iamrbm

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    Many of my sites still recovering I'm looking for a strategy to bring them back haven't found one yet.
     
  19. spoon22

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    Penguin is an algorhitmic change, so it's permanent (until they don't do big changes again). But it's not a penalty.