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My experience with Blogarama - over-ranked for own keyword by own article

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by Zatoichi, Oct 11, 2016.

  1. Zatoichi

    Zatoichi Junior Member

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    Hi Everyone,

    If this is not the right place for this thread I kindly ask moderators to move it where appropriate.

    Here is my experience with this article blog directory.

    I applied to it the same I did to 100+ other article directories. What is different about this one is that they take a complete article from your website and put it in iframe and automatically interlink your content within their website.

    The result for me has been that they over-ranked me for my own keyword and my article was removed from Google SERP-s where it sat steadily in +-30 position.

    I logged in Blogarama, clicked on Remove Website and it was removed immediately, which I verified manually with my own keyword search in Google.

    I am now waiting to see how long will take for me to get my positioning back.

    My advice to everybody would be to check if your website is listed there and take immediate action to remove it from Blogarama. You may also wanna check your keywords to verify if they have been taken over by that website or not. There might or might not also be a duplicate content penalty involved with all of this.

    Anyway, take care all,

    Regards,
    Zatoichi
     
  2. vkblogger

    vkblogger Junior Member

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    it hapapned with me as well
    what I did then was copied my compeititors article and downgraded him
     
  3. Zatoichi

    Zatoichi Junior Member

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    Yes. This can be used as a weapon for weaker websites. I, however, think it is much better to invest the effort to upgrade your website.
     
  4. vkblogger

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    beg to differ
    stronger website it can be weapon
     
  5. ChefKevinAshton

    ChefKevinAshton Newbie

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    I'm a total novice at SEO (and new here), I'm an internationally experienced chef and food writer but here is my own experience with Blogarama: Years ago it was one of many blog directories that you could join to try and increase traffic to your site. Due to this, they had a positive reputation and that's why google search still brings up mixed results. Then ownership changed and the new owner did all kind of bad things to increase traffic to his site (capture whole blogs) without permission, and sell advertisements on the back of this increase in traffic. They hide the ownership details, so it was hard to contact them and difficult to find out what servers they used (or at least for a novice like me). I did get them to remove all of my blog content after threats of legal action and DMCA notices though it did damage my own standing in search engine rankings, for a time. If anyone here has a similar problem with Blogarama you might find it useful to read the post I wrote about how I fought back.
    The post is on my grumpyoldmen blog on Typepad and the post is called Kings of Plagiarism

    One of the worst things that can be done to sites like Blogarama is to keep blog posts about their Plagiarism and copyright infringement on page 1 when people search the term Blogarama.
     
  6. JackBoston

    JackBoston Newbie

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    Sites like these are the bottomfeeders that keep the internet economy rolling. +1 to the put articles up shaming them for plagarism.
     
  7. ChefKevinAshton

    ChefKevinAshton Newbie

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    Thanks Jack