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Links From Site With Partial Manual Penalty-- Good or not?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by Malinois, Sep 15, 2014.

  1. Malinois

    Malinois Newbie

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    I've got a money site that has over 700 pages of quality content. Top quality content.
    However-- Google placed a manual penalty on the site (or more specifically-- part of the site, apparently) due to spammy backlinks. We've tried to get the manual penalty removed seven separate times, but every time they just keep denying us. (Not sure if it's a negative SEO campaign or not? The site has been around for 17 years so it's picked up a lot of links from all kinds of places!)

    Anyway-- the site has a legit PR4 and many pages still rank on page 2, 3, etc... for various keywords. But no good keywords, anymore.

    Is it risky to place links on this site to my PBN? Will there be any link juice benefit?

    I know it normally goes the other way around: PBN>Money site. But since the money site was already penalized by the time we got around to building a PBN... that's the hand I've been dealt.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. xaviel

    xaviel Newbie

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    Short answer is: Yes risky.

    Long answer: Your PBN might not make a difference to your money site since it is under a manual penalty review.

    Best approach would be to get the penalty lifted. Have you tried http://www.linkdetox.com/ ?

    It did work for a friend mine, took a few months to lift the penalty (after 5 reconsideration)

    Second best approach is to...start from scratch...?
     
  3. HerntheHunter

    HerntheHunter Newbie

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    With a site of that age I would bend over backwards and jump through flaming hoops to get the penalty lifted. If you need help with this, just PM me and I can take a deeper look at it. Maybe, you need fresh eyes to look at it.
     
  4. SEO Power

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    Don't link it to your PBN. I advise that you keep trying to get the penalty removed. You can't just let years of work go to waste! Put more effort into resolving the issues and convincing the web spam team that you have done all you can.
     
  5. Stevie_G

    Stevie_G Junior Member

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    Just directly linking will pass juice if you only have a keyword level/penguin style penalty. Just don't 301 it anywhere.
     
  6. Execute

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    Links from any high quality site will be beneficial although that may be a waste of a good asset if there is a chance of reviving your money site. Just keep building good links and aunt high quality content and hopefully Google will reconsider.
     
  7. SEO Power

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    Spot on. I've got links in the past that impacted my rankings positively and significantly from SAPE. Guess where the links came from? Penalised Russian sites. So, penalised sites will still pass on link juice (don't know if it will be throttled or not).