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My blog guest - got Outbound warnings for all my sites listed there. Anyone else?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by varitech, Mar 20, 2014.

  1. varitech

    varitech Junior Member

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    Hey all,

    Just woke up to see that every single site listed on "my blog guest" got a manual penalty for "outbound links".

    For those unaware they got de-index last night as part of Mr.Cutts "Guest Blog is dead" new PR campaign. http://marketingland.com/myblogguest-com-confirms-hit-google-penalty-77279

    I understand that since yesterday google is on the case but one of the sites I have listed there is not a blog network rather a legit business. the only outbound links it has are on "techcrunch" or "Mashable" articles under the anchor "click here".

    Are they joking over there at big G. Do they even check properly? There is nothing for me to nofollow :(

    Meanwhile all my sites under black hat link building are smiling on page one.
     
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  2. starchet

    starchet Newbie

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    Same here.... I also got the manual action.
     
  3. Wilbert30

    Wilbert30 Newbie

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    and yea i also got the same
     
  4. starchet

    starchet Newbie

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    It's kinda sad that Google is using member profile to hit out everyone without even checking the site.
     
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  5. ORJay

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    Write a reconsideration request stating that, you don't have any low quality outbound links
     
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  7. 4ContactUK

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    Its happened to us as well today, i can't believe it i was such a great service as well as there viral content buss, i wonder if thats the next things, i was so worried so thanks for posting this!
     
  8. krishnaverma

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    It had to happen today or tomorrow. If some members are still using such networks as the only SEO strategy for their blogs, they need to rethink the whole plan. You can appeal against this action for that site.
     
  9. Getwhatchuwant

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    So are you guys that are getting the warnings the ones ACCEPTING Posts? Thats odd, I think citing your sources was a GOOD thing. I guess they want everyone to be Wikipedia.

    I wonder if Google is willing to take out the whole web? By taking this type of action it would not be that hard for authors to include links from other sites in their articles and if that is the case what does Google do then? Sure they may "protect" a few sites but what if I link to non authority sites in the articles, they are willing to punish everyone?

    We know the answer is YES but if they do that wont be long before people speak out on a large scale.
     
  10. varitech

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    #Truestory

    Just finished the audit. Here are the domains with my outbound links:
    Facebook.com
    Twitter.com
    YouTube .com
    Google PLUS
    Moz.com
    http://www.livestream.com/ (it is where we host our videos)
    http://www.insidefacebook.com/
    http://techcrunch.com/

    yup, they all need our kick arse PR 1 backlinks with the anchor text "read more". Got £1000 per link Matt. You got me there.
     
  11. varitech

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    ofcourse i am appealing. I did nothing wrong, and ofcourse it is NOT my only SEO strategy, have nothing to rethink. I have blogs with all sort of links and anchor texts that werent even touched by their team.

    Whatever
     
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  12. 4ContactUK

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    I just liked helping other bloggers out and found it fun getting different articles, i only published 5, so no it was not a strategy at all. I'm wondering whether i should delete the posts now as im deleted my MBG profile, do you think that would help before i appeal?
     
  13. krishnaverma

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    If you are asking for my opinion, they will not reply positively to any appeal irrespective of whatever you do. However, there is no harm in trying.
     
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  14. R Reyna

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    Its just warning may be? let us know if you face any action..
     
  15. varitech

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    Just fired a reconsideration request and nofollowed every single link on the web site (to mashable, Facebook and BBC). Will let you know about the outcome.
     
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    Yes its platform where site owner and writers who want to publish their posts without any transactions. Then what's the point to penalized it?
     
  17. Getwhatchuwant

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    They dont like people succeeding without them.

    To be fair there is some crap there. I take time to write articles (I have only used them 10-15 times) that are 500-1000 words long and I make sure to cite sources via links within the article and then many of my offers come from expired domains with some PR but no organic rankings and the back link profiles are dubious at best. Sometimes I figure that the site is new but that is not my problem, I'd rather put my article up on a site with a PR 0 and 1500 hits per month than a PR 4 site with 0 hits per month.

    What Google just did was take a hand grenade and threw it in the mall food court in order to kill a gang. They dont care if they killed innocent bystanders at the same time, as long as they killed the gang.
     
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  18. tb303

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    Can I ask, was the "innocent site" on the same webmasters tools account as the others that got a warning?
     
  19. razinrazi

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    I also got the email of un-natural links and my sites are also ranked with the same strategy.Big G is fibbing :p
     
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    I didnt got any email and hope i dont get any either... Feeling blessed!