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I just got a site back from penguin

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by partymarty4870, May 28, 2012.

  1. partymarty4870

    partymarty4870 Elite Member

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    It maybe just luck because the sample size isn't large, but it may help someone so thought I'd share.
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    As you can see it dropped on or about 27th april (the day penguin rolled out on G.com.au). Before Penguin the site was #4 and has now returned from somewhere in the 200's to #9.

    This site is tourism related and had original content on home page and menu pages, with the actual product pages copying content from the individual tour operators. This is what I have done.

    • About may 1st I starterd building links to the site again with some high quality blog networks - not public and not a service.
    • about 10 days ago I rewrote the entire site - 25 pages (even the pages that had original content) I did not touch/rename/alt tag any images.
    • about 5 days ago I gave it one in content homepage link from my PR5 auth travel site. (this site wasn't really hit by penguin and has maybe 10-20 outbound links in 600+ pages)


    I'm thinking point 3 was the one to make it move, although it was the one I was most hesitant about doing. You can see the dance this caused in the stats above.
     
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  2. manny521

    manny521 Supreme Member

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    i looked at your graphic on your serps and this is exactly what my serps look like after the penguin refresh...

    i hope for you and me that our sites hold...i think we should be good for the next month until the next refresh and then we can cross our fingers and hope that we make it through next month...
     
  3. ok180

    ok180 Junior Member

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    Did you wan't to test out the thoery? You can link to my penguin hit site and test it if you want. my niche isn't that far from your and im in Oz too. Pm if interested.
     
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    drogon Elite Member Premium Member

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    I think it was a combination of 1 and 2 personally. BTW, any info to share about this blog network?
     
  5. manny521

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    blog networks still work, as long as google doesn't take the network out...
     
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    drogon Elite Member Premium Member

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    Sorry, i was asking the op if he would be willing to share some info about this particular (private) blog network...not if they work or not.
     
  7. FuryFit

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    I'm also wondering about the blog network. OP, you mean it's your or your friend's blog network right?
     
  8. manny521

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    he probably is not going to out the network he is using...
     
  9. FuryFit

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    who asked him to out the network? I just didn't understand what he was getting at in his post.
     
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  11. rugbyjack2005

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    It's good to see people are recovering. I think there is more to your recovery than these 3 points though. I've had 1 site slapped and did similar to you and released a whole new site with unique content etc and built lots of new high quality WH links but my site still has a penalty on it :(

    While this has worked for you, i don't think it will get other sites out.
     
  12. partymarty4870

    partymarty4870 Elite Member

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    My own private niche specific network and one organised thru JrVIp

    Not saying it'll get other sites out - just adding to the info shared. I only did these 3 things in total, maybe 30 links allup.
     
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    krishnaverma Power Member

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    Blog networks do work, but that are those that are limited to few people. The more popular a blog network becomes, it is at more risk of becoming useless.
     
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    Awesome to hear.

    And why not do a blog network yourself? It doesn't have to be anything huge, just like 5 blogs on different $2/month hosts.
     
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    Mate stop replying to questions that are not directed at you with irrelevant replies.....the is the second one in this thread alone. This is not DP. Thank you!
     
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    What kind of keywords did you use, and how many of each kind? Did you submit unique content or spun content?
     
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    There was an update released in the last day or so which has seen some sites come back,it could be the update not the work done.