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How to deal with the Google Sandbox / Algorithm Penalty

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by nakamura, May 4, 2017.

  1. nakamura

    nakamura Senior Member

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    Most time after I build PBN backlinks the websites are going from #10-30 to 50-nowhere within a few days after I stop building these PBN links and stay there for at least one month.

    This happens to websites I am building on expired domains. This happens only since this year, in the past I never had any problems with making PBN links.

    It is clear that Google sends my websites in this kinda "Sandbox" or give it a "Algo Penalty".
    How can I get out of this? Some people wrote adding content and sending social signals. I did both of it, but no increasing. All my content is unique.

    Also how to not get into this Algo Penalty/Sandbox in the first place? I tried to take it very slow with making backlinks (2 PBN links per week with only URL and branded anchors), but still the site is sent from 20 to 60/nowhere.


    I would really appreciate your help guys.
     
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    nakamura Senior Member

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    No idea? Someone?
     
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    wanessmark Junior Member Premium Member

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    when you got penalized?
    and when you tried: wrote adding content and sending social signals method?

    it takes some time to get back to google´s eyes
     
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    Ignore the sites that got hit and work on new ones. Wait like 1-6 months to see if they move up. Do nothing to them. Also, test those PBN's to see if they're bad. Write an article and send an exact match link to any site to see if it goes up or down for a particular keyword. It doesn't have to be your website to test it.
     
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    Sounds like you've used low quality pbn's. A good quality link might cause a slight pullback before pushing higher, but you shouldnt be dropping out altogether.

    I have been hearing rumors that deleted domain pbn's are no longer effective but I haven't tested so I wouldn't want to say that this is the cause. You should certainly test it yourself though - buy some auction domains (or hire links on domains with age) and compare the results to what you are seeing from expired domains.
     
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  6. luc1fer

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    Same problem here recent months on few websites whenever used PBN both mine private or purchased some from here to try and push keywords up, they started dancing so much every few hours and its like that for months, i deleted PBN later but keywords still dance and some are gone not in top 500. Had better results before i built links from PBN.. So be very careful with PBNs and anchors that you use.. i didnt manage to recover even if i bought after that many good guest posts from real sites. One thing helped me to recover on Google some posts (not all that droped) was 301 to new url on same domain. I have a feeling now that sh't links like spam is working.. because i see much competition ranking with all kind of forums, profiles , comments links high OBL.. bad content, non responsive or bad designed sites.. and they not dance or drop at all. I only keep these sites still active because they rank on bing, yahoo almost all keywords in top 3 but bing ofcourse bring so little traffic and few conversions. Already started new sites, these if recover one day it will be nice.. but i will try to not use pbns again, even if i have to wait long to build some good links with outreach..
     
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    Does this also go for the latest updates? Right now I have about 150 PBN domains. No spammy links, decent RDs (50-200), their anchor texts are fine, link quality is fine (all in the gaming niche - my niche). Articles I sent to them are all unique and about 500-700 words.

    Also I got new PBN domains about two months ago, which are decent and have nice backlinks, no spammy links or anchors.

    Before the update the PBN (of course a private one) worked perfectly, never had any problem before. Just since January it seems to cause trouble.

    Also it seems for Google.de the PBN links are working very well, but for Google.com it gets this Sandbox effect or Algo Penalty.