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Is it normal for a site to be buried after adding affiliate links?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by neodregan, Nov 4, 2011.

  1. neodregan

    neodregan Regular Member

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    I have a EMD that ranked in the top 5 for keywords with about 9k and 30k monthly search counts. I added some CPA links to help monetize it outside of adsense and I wake up the next morning and my site was buried to the 400th position for both keywords and it hasn't moved sense. I have some good content, so this is really strange. Should I just keep building backlinks and hope it rises from the deep?
     
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    flx89 Senior Member

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    lately google does that with websites that use CPA links. happen to one of my website to, with an EMD
     
  3. neodregan

    neodregan Regular Member

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    I guess the best option is to use a redirect like pretty links?
     
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    kpreet BANNED BANNED

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    How old was your site?
     
  5. neodregan

    neodregan Regular Member

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    It was about 3 months old and I had a mix of good authority links to it. This is kinda pissing me off because I was getting really good traffic. Does this shit always happen?
     
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    kpreet BANNED BANNED

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    I've seen a few threads before where people have said that they have had this problem, maybe you can try to find them and see what happened.
     
  7. alendj

    alendj Newbie

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    i'm not an expert, but from my expirience if you were in top 5 you should be back there after some time, i believe the age of your site is the issue here. all my new domains drop after some short time of ranking, and most of them come back. sometimes it takes few months though
     
  8. neodregan

    neodregan Regular Member

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    Yeah, I know they bounce back. I think just building more links will help in the long run. It's kind sad to see your site making 10/day and then the next day it's zero.
     
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    Moogle! Regular Member

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    It will bounce back. :)

    This happened to me a couple of months ago, I added an affiliate link and it got sent to -500 for all keywords. After doing several blast and not seeing any improvements I left it alone to focus on other projects. 3 months later, It came back and even took a spot.

    I suggest anyone who has affiliate links to hide or cloak it before google drops you.
     
  10. LBrown

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    I've seen this happen to some sites while others I can load with aff links and Google doesn't even seem to notice. I'm now using Brad's CPA redirector to quadruple cloak all my affiliate links. I'm pretty sure the Google spiders won't be able to follow them now. The age of your site might also be a factor. Remove them or cloak them and see if things go back to normal. That's the only way you'll know if it was the cause.