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Is it possible to remove Penguin penalty by changing links

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by awingen, May 21, 2014.

  1. awingen

    awingen Newbie

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    I have a site in the financial niche. Was ranking pretty well pre-penguin. Then the arctic animal came along and crapped on my rankings. As far as I can tell, it's not a manual penalty, it's an algorithm thing.

    Most of the backlinks were made with anchor text. I can change a lot of those if I want into "URL"/"click here" and other generic terms to make the profile less spammy.

    My question; will this help in the rankings?

    My line of thinking is that when I change the backlinks, not building any new ones but just changing anchor text of the current ones, the algo won't trip over the anchor text problem and things will get back to the way they used to be.

    Or am I completely naive, insane, or just off the mark?
     
  2. yugam

    yugam Newbie

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    Hi Dear,

    you have to recheck your backlinks, if you find anything wrong remove your link from there. And if you are not able to remove link then use disavow tool.
     
  3. irdeto

    irdeto Regular Member

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    It's really too soon for anyone to answer this.

    there isn't enough solid data to pinpoint what this update targeted.

    you will need to wait a few weeks until there is a decent discussion about this.

    for now don't go too crazy with changing anything.
     
  4. awingen

    awingen Newbie

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    Thanks. I was under the impression that penguin happened a while ago. The rankings have dropped since the first penguin signals. Somewhere around 2012/2013 I believe.

    It isn't a very recent thing and I'm not going broke because of the lower rankings, but it was churning out around € 400/month before things went South and if I can do something about it, it would be nice to get that back :).