How to protect you site?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by jackccl, Aug 23, 2009.

  1. jackccl

    jackccl Registered Member

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    I had a niche site that was ranking on page one for my keyword but then i started getting trackback links from bunch of viagra and adult blogs, I use a wordpress blog for my niche. The first thing that ran through my mind was 'oh they just trying to get backlinks from me so I'll just delet them'

    Then I left my blog alone, only commented on other peoples blogs 2-3 times per day. Couple days later I notice a HUGE drop in my traffic. So i check how well I rank for my keywords and Im nowhere on the first 7 pages. There is a post on page 8 from my blog but the domain itself is missing on +20 pages, I stoped checking after that.

    I know this can't be because of anything that I did because my website was whitehat. Only thing I automated was bookmark couple posts, and I haven't done that for couple weeks. All my other pages rank somewhat on their searches but they droped 3-5 positions that they used to have and my domain is completly gone for all keywords.

    I think it was because one of my competitors simply spammed my domain on those linkfarm websites so google dropped me. How can I protect myself from this in the future? How can I get my domain back to page 1, if it is even possible?
     
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    carchek Registered Member

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    how old is your domain? is the webpage new? Maybe google just put it into sandbox ;) It also happened to me ;) You will be back in abou 3-4 weeks !
     
  3. jackccl

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    Thanks for your reply, Its about two months old. I was initially thinking the same thing, that it was just put in sandbox, but after reading a lot of posts here some users say there is no such thing so I wanted to see what rest of the people have to say about it.

    If I'm in the gsandbox what should I do? Work on other niches and let this one just sit there? Or should I continue working on this too as if nothing happened?
     
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    carchek Registered Member

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    if you are in a sandbox, you can not dop anything.... You have to wait, until google release your website away!
     
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    Try to find a suitable wordpress plugin for this. There should be a trackback blocker or smth similar.
     
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    unfortunately still scumbags witch are doing such type of jobs exist :) you have nothing to do ... just wait and if you get your blog banned by G' request re inclusion and explain them what happened :p