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Might've messed up

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Magnik, Feb 24, 2013.

  1. Magnik

    Magnik Newbie

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    So, among a few issues I'm researching on my own, I have one that I can't find a definitive answer to.

    I think I got sandboxed. Unfortunately, I've gotten a few conflicting definitions for sandboxing, so let me describe my issue.

    I've had my domain up for about 1 week so far. I bought a handful of backlinks (50 .edu and 200 pr0-pr6) and had them up. I also 301'd from a related domain I used to use that was pr0 and about 4 years old. I built a sitemap, submitted it to Bing/Google, and pinged the backlinks. I've been indexed according to my analytics programs (I have 3 right now up as I was debating which to use). I've put two articles on there so far, and I'm in the process of writing the third. My issue is, I don't seem to be ranking at all.

    I did a keyword check for the keywords I am targeting currently, and according to two different websites, I am not ranked at all. So I'm wondering, did I overdo it coming out the gate? I know the typical fix for it is just to continue on adding content and stop building backlinks, but I just want to know if I overdid it for future reference. My domain still shows when I do an exact search for it luckily.

    Any advice for a newbie?
     
  2. ReALeST

    ReALeST Power Member

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    Do the google dance!
     
  3. adeptbob

    adeptbob Regular Member Premium Member

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    Were you ranked then you lost the rank?


    or


    Did you never rank?
     
  4. Magnik

    Magnik Newbie

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    I never checked prior to today. I used a free web tool as I don't really know where to look.
     
  5. adeptbob

    adeptbob Regular Member Premium Member

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    Then more then likely you are not sandboxed.

    What is your anchor text ratio?
     
  6. executed

    executed Power Member

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    Just send some high pr links to your site and stay away from crappy blackhat links and you'll be good
     
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  7. Magnik

    Magnik Newbie

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    Anchor text... Anchor text... Let's pretend I have no clue what that is and you explain it to me briefly while I google to see if it is what I think it is.

    And yeah. I only learned how horrible the backlinks I purchased were after the fact, and it wasn't worth the effort to ask for a refund since it was a bad fiverr deal.
     
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  8. adeptbob

    adeptbob Regular Member Premium Member

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    anchor text is the text that is linked (normally with your keywords):

    EX: Anchor Text

    It's a good idea to get your keyword ratio to 35% or so to your main keyword...the rest should be longtail keywords or your site url

    EX:

    carpet cleaning (main keyword)
    www.domainforcarpetcleaning.com (naked url for anchor text)
    the best carpet cleaning around (long tail)
     
  9. Magnik

    Magnik Newbie

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    As I thought.

    100%.

    That being said, most of the links are dead already, so it won't hurt as badly.