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How to tell if a site is penalised?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by moonlighsunligh, Feb 8, 2014.

  1. moonlighsunligh

    moonlighsunligh Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I got an EMD domain without checking its history first (keyword.org). Then I checked it on archive.org and found out it had huge keyword density in the past and probably was penalized because of this. I found no backlinks using ahrefs.

    Now the site doesn't rank for allintitle nor for a non quoted text snippet. The domain was indexed about 3 days ago. It does rank for quoted snippet but not for quoted title. Should I change the domain and get a PMD instead of this EMD?
     
  2. Bestcreaters

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    dude if it has been penalized once leave it serioulsly you will waste lot of time and eenrgy trying to make it work i know i did just get a new one to focus one but you can keep the old one with a 301 permanet redirect atleast if gooogle decide to give it its value tthe randk will still be of use to you
     
  3. pokerjk

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    Step 1 look in WMT and see if there are any manual actions on the domain.

    Step 2 go to SEMRush and check if there are any major dips in traffic around the time of a Google update.

    If it has don't waste your time on it.
     
  4. moonlighsunligh

    moonlighsunligh Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I do not know if it is penalised but i do know it doesn't have any backlink. I asked is it penalised.
     
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    moonlighsunligh Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I do not use WMT, and it was in Semrush for just a few keywords. But the semrush graph is available only untill may 2013.
     
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    Why don't you use it? It will help you answer your question...

    It must of been a low traffic site then. If there are not links going to it at all I highly doubt its penalized.
     
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    moonlighsunligh Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I do not want the know everything,so I do not use WMT.