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My site is recovering from Penguin! FINALLY!!

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by elmoisred, Feb 15, 2013.

  1. elmoisred

    elmoisred Junior Member

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    Hi guys,
    right, I used to have number 1 positions for all the major phrases this site is targeting, its an online shop and was making quite a bit of money last year. Unfortunately I timed a big scrapebox blast within 48 hours of Penguin... and my site plummeted out of the top 100 within a fortnight. It's been missing out of the top 100 for almost a year now, and after several attempts with different services and software I've seen it jump back!!! Only onto page 5 for the major phrases, it happened today, so i'm expecting a bit of flitting up and down before the next Google update, but it's finally some good signs!!!

    So although it's early days, my conclusion - yes sites can recover from Penguin :)
    I'll put a full report on here in a few weeks when I've got concrete results and cemented some positions,
    I'm all excited about SEO for the first time in 12 months!
     
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  2. BlackHat3

    BlackHat3 Regular Member

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    Nice. What did you do to bring it back exactly?
     
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  3. Stufferizer

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    Good job and congrats! :)
     
  4. insurancetips

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    Yes, the same has happened to client site who also has this online shopping portal. We lost his ranking just after penguin or maybe it was EMD update... It was lost and was dropped for almost every keyword.. But yes, it came back..

    BTW... I didnt used any kind of software either starting or near any Google update...
     
  5. elmoisred

    elmoisred Junior Member

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    I've been linkbuilding through Magic Submitter - builds around 30 links per day mostly through articles and web 2.0 on a 3 tier campaign I made,
    It's worked a charm on the sites I've used it on, but this is the first "penguin-hit" website i've used it on, been building links for 3 weeks with it on that site,
    Thanks everyone :) Hopefully it's encouragement for anyone else out there who's been in the same boat for what seems like forever!
     
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    Well done congrats
     
  7. irfanahamed

    irfanahamed Newbie

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    Thatz Great...Congo
     
  8. hardcorebiker

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    Congrats!! Please explain more on how you structured the tiers..

    Coincidentally there is a magic submitter affiliate link in your description :p
     
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    Word of advice: Have multiple sites for your money niche. Yea it's a pain in the ass, but that little pain in the ass is way less than a slap in the engines
     
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    Gratx man, now is time to continue working to the top :D

    I love magic Submitter because it can be really an automation tool rather than a spamming tool. The secrets sauce for MS is harvest site, test them, get good quality lists and do the work daily. Don't forget to participate on the live Q&A it helps a lot.

    Again gratx!
     
  12. ja1myn

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    Have you been using spun content or all unique stuff?
     
  13. elmoisred

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    I've been either writing articles or copying them from the web, and then manually spinning them, I did it all by hand to begin with but just invested in the magic article rewriter (I owe that bloke big time, the stuff he's made is mint), that's made it a lot easier and quicker but still creates manual well written articles,
    The last one I did had a percentage of 176% for unique spun content? How it works that out I don't know - I would just rather invest 30-40 mins extra on the spinning, it saves in the long run!
     
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    Which web 2.0 did you use ? (wordpress, postereus etc..)
    and anchor text ? (brand, naked url or general)
     
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    Congratulations. One of my penguin hit sites has also recovered some ground recently
     
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    Congratulations! If you want to supplement your income a bit, I would recommend putting together a "Recover from Penguin" WSO with as many details as you can as your site continues to move up the SERPS :p
     
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    Congrats! I love a good Magic Submitter story :D
     
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    idk why everyone got stumbled by that update... nothing happend to my sites
     
  19. Smart SEO

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    That means your strategy is working... for now.
     
  20. FatSteve

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    It might actually be some tweaks in G... I have also a heavily penalized money site mostly due 3 years of exact match keyword link building...

    BUT.. 2 of the keywords suddenly appeared in top 100 :D they have been nowhere for whole 2012 regardless of my efforts.

    So it might be G tweaking stuff...

    Anyhow, I am trying to dilute exact match anchor penalty by blasting the heck outta that site with GSA and generic kw's/url's.... will see in a month or so.

    P.S.

    Grats and lucky you! :D

    Andy