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Just to clarify about Penguin 3.0 and websites.. [question inside]

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by nakamura, Oct 20, 2014.

  1. nakamura

    nakamura Senior Member

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    So guys...same as you also some of my websites got hit by the update.

    I was reading dozens of threads and their pages, but never saw any clear answer on this question:

    Is it worth to build links on the hit website?
    I got no message on webmaster tools, so I think there's no penalty.

    How do you guys handle this? Buying new domain and start over?
     
  2. testyy

    testyy Regular Member

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    [​IMG] Originally Posted by bartosimpsonio [​IMG]
    The data on this index is old and Googlebot is doing a deep crawl on some of my "innocent" sites which were hit.

    I think some of the clean sites that got hit unfairly may get a pleasant surprise in a few weeks as the new deep crawl data is indexed.

    During these big updates they simply nuke a large part of the index, leave a core index in(sites they "trust") then crawl again from there. That's why a lot of younger sites were "hit", but some will eventually come back.




    These are my exact thoughts also.

    My website is 4 months old powered by PBN links, web2.0s and other links -> no GSA and other spam
    GA analitics data bouncerate - 20%, average site visit duration 14 minutes

    It is completely of Google, the top 10 is now dominated by 1 good website (used to be 3-4) and other JUNK.
    All my keywords jumped from 2-5 to page 10. Really, really junky websites are up there so I am gonna give it 2-3 weeks, if nothing happens I'm just gonna start fresh in the same niche.

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    What I would Suggest:Wait a week or two, if nothing changes then you can start again/clean up
     
  3. wizdorf

    wizdorf Regular Member

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    The only way to recover from Penguin is to remove links and wait for the next refresh. This is exactly how I recovered the rankings on by websites hit by the last Penguin.

    1. Building more links will not work to recover your rankings
    2. Disavowing links won't help you.

    It's up to you. If you were hit by Penguin your sites rankings will stay lower until the next time it's run. At that point if you removed links and cleaned up the junk you'll be able to recover.
     
  4. nakamura

    nakamura Senior Member

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    So I better start over again.
    Thanks for your help guys.
     
  5. brendanshanaham

    brendanshanaham Newbie

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    Definitely start over again. Unless you want to wait a long time for possible recovery.
     
  6. mahamad3

    mahamad3 Regular Member

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    I faced a problem like that before, no message on webmaster tools, and no SERP movement as well. I moved to a new domain.