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Manual Penalty, change from .com to .net?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by dmxsta, Dec 16, 2015.

  1. dmxsta

    dmxsta Regular Member

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    Hi,

    Back with another question, I sure hope someone on here can help me out! :help:

    So one of my sites got hit by a manual penalty, a couple of months work and a lot of money went into creating this site so obviously I was quite upset, but anyway I took the website down and waited for google to deindex the whole site, once deindexed I bought the same domain but instead of .com i bought .net. I re uploaded the same website not changing anything.

    So basically the same website on a different domain, I was told by a few people this should be fine to rank again along as google has deindexd the old website completely. I just wanted to see what other people think of this before I start wasting even more money :rolleyes:

    Really appreciate the help everyone is offering on this site!
    Look forward to hearing some reply's.
     
  2. ija61

    ija61 Senior Member

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    How you know that your site got a manual penalty?
     
  3. dmxsta

    dmxsta Regular Member

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    Logged into google WMT and it said I had a "Manual Action"
     
  4. ja1myn

    ja1myn Senior Member

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    Was it a thin content penalty or a link penalty? If it was a link penalty you should be fine as long as you don't redirect the old domain to the new one. If it's a thin content penalty that will catch up with the new domain soon enough.
     
  5. dmxsta

    dmxsta Regular Member

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    Was a link penalty, think it was the SAPE links pointing towards my website.
     
  6. ja1myn

    ja1myn Senior Member

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    Ok then yeah, starting fresh on a new domain is your best bet.
     
  7. thesam

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    It's clear your site penalized due to spam links, there is always recovery chances, I am not sure you tried it or not.
    You can start new domain with same content, but there is definitely some risk, your content is saved in somewhere in Google database, (it will be removed from the search engine, but remain save in Google record), why not to invest some more in content? Why not hire some writer to re-write content or make some changes to make it difference from previous content?
     
  8. dmxsta

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    I was told by a few people that it's not worth trying to recover, they just told me to buy a new domain and reupload the same website and all should be fine, thanks for the helpful reply!
    I might change a bit of content around then start the SEO process again.
     
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    Let the old content be in the new site, however add more related content. Don't build the same kind of links that got you the penalty in first place, you are wiser now.