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My site was penalized, If I add it to GWT would I know the exact reason?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by eunicemartinez_21, Aug 31, 2015.

  1. eunicemartinez_21

    eunicemartinez_21 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    So I have a site recently got penalized. As in deindex in g00gle. This is my first time trying to rank a major KW and I am not sad about what happen. I treat this as an experiment and experience besides I earn good amount of money before my site got penalized. My suspicion is my site got penalized because of anchor text %. My anchor text % looks like this:
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    15% is my main anchor and 9% is the secondary. Now I'm convinced that my site got penalize because of anchor text ratio but I still want to make it sure if there's a way to it. So my question is if I add my site to "GWT" should I be able to see some message in there why my site has vanish on the serp?

    Tnx
     
  2. TrollDad

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    no, only if you add to GWT before got penalized
     
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  3. UptonGoodwin

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    Yep unfortunately that information would only be given to you if you already had your site part of Google webmaster tools. Some people are afraid of putting their site on GWT because they are afraid of giving google information about their site. But the only information GWT gets about your site that Google doesn't already have is who you are, everything else Google already has but they willingly share it to you through being part of GWT.

    Not sure how to find out if something besides keyword density is the cause of your penalty, but 15% is incredibly high, like I can't imagine trying to read a site that had the same keyword phrase 15% of the time.
     
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  4. eunicemartinez_21

    eunicemartinez_21 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Ok thank you for clearing this up to me. Anyway that 15% is not the keyword density on my page. That is the anchor text % of all of my backlinks. To make it clearer, 15% of all my backlinks have an anchor text of main KW.
     
  5. UptonGoodwin

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    Wow, I apologize I totally misread half of your post lol.

    Best way to try to fix it is to remove any backlinks from anything resembling spam.
     
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  6. eunicemartinez_21

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    Ok thanks for the advice
     
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    I don't think they penalized it because of that % anchor ratio. Honestly, they can penalize you because of any reason they want. Happened to me too before.
     
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    Not even hat would have guaranteed a message. Not everyone gets one.
     
  9. xjapan

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    obviously you had violated G's guidelines
     
  10. archon10

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    There are 3 major manual penalties, and to be totally deindexed (assuming it's not a tech issue), you probably have the "pure spam" penalty.

    Link penalties don't get you deindexed. Pure spam gets you totally deindexed. Thin content doesn't normally get you totally deindexed, but it could depending on the reviewer. You have to register with Search Console (previously GWT) to know for sure, but it's likely pure spam if you were totally deindexed.
     
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    I used to run a backlinks cleanup company so I'd like to help answer your question here.

    More likely than not, it is NOT just an anchor text issue as you mentioned.

    It's probably a combination of things, because my assumption is that the anchor text you used also came along with link spam. If you used any of those SEO software (SENuke, etc) or an offshore SEO provider, you likely have poor links from crappy domains that are irrelevant to your website's industry.

    This is where you have to decide if you want to spend the time to clean up your backlink profile for that domain. Sometimes, I told clients that the easiest thing to do was to start from scratch. If the domain does not have a reputable brand behind it, then why bother with a clean-up? It's a tough battle that CAN be won, but at what effort?

    However, if the brand of your website is a recognized one, then yes, it is definitely worth the battle.

    If you go that route, do the following:

    1) Add your website into GWT and grab additional backlinks from a secondary source, like AHREFs
    2) Manually review all of your backlinks and determine which one is spammy.
    3) You can reach out to webmasters for removal or just throw those links into a disavow file to upload to GWT. I would highly recommend using the domain: syntax within the disavow file (google it if you're not familiar)
    4) Continue to be vigilant with your backlinks cleanup and monitor your ranking changes

    Clearly this is a concise version of what you do, so feel free to ask any questions on clarifications.

    Best of luck!
     
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  12. florett

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    There Could be many Reasons but You were certainly toying with Serps with that high anchor %.
     
  13. supercain

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    Once you get penalized I think you are fucked. You have better chances creating a completely new site.
     
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    Good information for what to do to try to cleanup a bad link profile. So many folks have little idea how to proceed to resolve something like this, so this is great information to have tucked away for a rainy "G hates me" kind of day.
     
  15. eunicemartinez_21

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    Thank you for all the people who share their insights in here. I don't have any plan of reviving this site. As I have mentioned, I treat this as an experience in ranking sites. And some of you maybe right that it's not the anchor text % that cause me the penalty but could be a link spam. But I didn't use any automated software for that site. I build links to that site manually. I think the link that got me penalize was the crappy PBN links I was buying in the marketplace and throwing directly to my money site.