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Manual Actions Removal

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by mootonandy, Dec 19, 2014.

  1. mootonandy

    mootonandy Supreme Member

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    Hi, just got manual actions on both my authority sites.

    "Thin content with little or no added value".

    But its all my own original writing of 400 words plus.

    I have no idea why they hit both my sites simultaneously since they weren't even in WMT.
     
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    conrulez Power Member

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    Not gonna happen. Stop wasting time. Get a new domain and put the content up again. Most likely a competitor reported it.

    Crap like you're experiencing is the ENTIRE reason I don't build sites with "good" content anymore. They will shitcan you for ANYTHING they damn well please. My shit is spun and the call to action ad is front and center. If the site dies, it dies. No matter what if I were you I'd get new sites up ASAP and move as many links over to them from the old site as you can. If you can't than prob just 301 it.

    Good luck.
     
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    lxrseo Registered Member

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    400 words is not good enough, try to get quality content with more than 1000+ words which make sense. I think its because of thin content. Write more content and start optimizing it and you will be back Google. Content should be unique and user friendly. 1000+ words is not for all websites, it depends on your website, if your site is about articles then sure you need to have quality lengthy content, if you site is product base then 400words would be good enough but should be quality
     
  4. Snowfallvictim

    Snowfallvictim Newbie

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    Get rid of the website, get it de-indexed so you can reuse your articles on a new site.
     
  5. skyflash

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    As I believe 400+ words are enough because there are forum posts which has only few words and they don't have issues, Big G can do anything that they decide and there might be a reason behind other than what they have mentioned, so you may forgot about what you lost and keep moving with new ideas.
     
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    Authority sites do not get manual action for thin content, that's why they are called authority.
    The problem with BHW members is that they think trowing 10 times 400 words on Shoes is going to make their site authority shoes site.
     
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    Most important thing is content architect,because Google has been reviewing content architect during all the panda updates.
     
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    bartosimpsonio Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Forget those sites and start new ones. Don't make the same mistakes again.
     
  9. SteveWaller

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    I recently got a manual penalty for thin content removed - I added around 20,000 words of content to the site with articles ranging from 650 to 2500 words covering each topic as thoroughly as I could. I also changed the design of my site so that this key content could be found more easily - I think this is important because there is a real human being behind the scenes looking at your site and if they can't see quality within a short space of time, they might be more likely to mark the site as thin.
     
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    mootonandy Supreme Member

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    Thanks for the info, I will try and persevere before I throw in the towel.

    Just as I was starting to make enough money to start changing my life they go and do this to me.
     
  11. SteveWaller

    SteveWaller Regular Member

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    It's something I've experienced too - my advice would be to just get up off the canvas, dust yourself down and get back in the fight.
     
  12. Gosocials

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    Like everyone suggests, instead of wasting time seeking reconsideration, just start a new website, re-use your old content and improve upon them.
     
  15. Adam718

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    It all depends on how much time its going to take to re-write or make the proper edits to make the content seem better. If it's a few 400 word articles then you may as well try - who knows? Worst that can happen is you dont succeed and you de-index and duplicate the site.
     
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    Hold on.. So you are saying that G informed you within WMT that your two sites have been hit by a manual penalty even though in your WMT account these web sites are not listed?????? That does not sound right at all... G do not read minds....

    That said the only way you can get out of a manual penalty is to make changes and the file for a reconsideration request... It might be easier to climb K2 than to do that... In which case start again... You could use the old domains and attempt a 301 redirect to a new domain to see if you can get some link juice flowing in order to rank your new site... but that said that is also risky with the penalty possibly passing to a new domain.... but at least you can reverse it with regards to removing the 301 redirect.... So in that case move all of the content to a new site and then implement the redirects... and if it works that's a finger back to G... ;-)

    Sorry to hear your troubles... G is truly evil...!!! They should put a stop to that stupid slogan "do no evil" when clearly there are as evil as f*** .... #$%?!
     
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    mootonandy Supreme Member

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    I had removed them from WMT, then put them back in to try and see WFT happened, and then lo and behold its a manual action against me.
     
  18. Silverbak

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    Whether you try to get your old sites out from under penalty or create new ones (contrary to popular belief, you can reuse your old content as soon as it's deindexed), be sure to limit your affiliate linked articles to under 50%. I like to go 1/3 affiliate articles (mostly Amazon at my sites but CJ and others as well) to 2/3 non-affiliate articles (which can be lightly monetized through other means - i.e. ad networks). Most of my articles are 1000 word plus and many are over 2000 words and 5000 word articles aren't uncommon.

    At least that is how I do it and I have yet (knock on wood) to receive a thin content penalty.
     
  19. ChampionSEOer

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    It happens to many, just get started anew.