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My website affected by panda, penguin and humming bird updates - Recovering Process Discus

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by mrxinbollywood, Dec 14, 2013.

  1. mrxinbollywood

    mrxinbollywood Elite Member

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    My website affected by Panda update on September 2012.

    I loose all my ranking.

    So i started building backlinks for generic text, naked url backlinks and related keywords.

    Slowly i started gaining my ranking and few keywords comes to page 2. and few in page 1.

    Then on October 2013, it again affected by humming bird updates. and from that time to till now all ranking gone.

    So now what to do?

    1) should i forget this website and build a new website
    2) should i disvow all 47000 backlinks in google disvow tool and start new backlink building
    3) or should i build normal backlinks as ?
     
  2. stretch361

    stretch361 Junior Member

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    At this point, you need to determine what's more work - going through and disavowing all of the toxic links, and hoping it works - or just starting from scratch.

    Do you have a webspam report in webmaster tools? If so, you need to go through detox mode, and disavow your links.

    If you've only had this domain for a little while, and the niche is relatively easy to rank with a new domain, I would just ditch it. Learn from what penalized you on the other site, and start over.
     
  3. archon10

    archon10 BANNED BANNED

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    Affected by all three? Wow your site must suck hard.

    What's a "normal" backlink? You've likely screwed this domain to high heaven.
     
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    Remove all the bad/toxic links first, then build new quality links.
     
  5. mrxinbollywood

    mrxinbollywood Elite Member

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    how to know which backlinks are bad backlinks from 47000 backlinks?
     
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    First, it sounds like you have your updates wrong. Most likely you were hit with Penguin, and then later a refresh. Sounds like the quality of your links aren't good. I would start fresh and really concentrate on building better quality all around.
     
  7. virtualpurity

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    First thing you need to do is to disavow all the bad links ( you can find a couple of BST threads right here on BHW that offer that service ). And do not disavow the links only but remove the whole domain using domain: example.com ! There is a difference there. Than submit a reconsideration request. If you have any rankings they might disappear but thats ok since you are getting a 2nd chance for your website.

    After that is done start building slowly only manual links with quality content to make up for the linkjuice you have lost. Take your time and do not rush things.

    After you feel satisfied with the amount of links you have built and some time has passed start more aggressive tactics and link building. In this point you should start seeing ranking improvements and build your way up.

    Google is clear that they want to give 2nd chance to penalized domains but only if they see that they are taking the linkbuilding spam seriously which is using the disavow tool for bigger chunks of links/domains.

    Hope this helps. Cheers
     
  8. NoelP

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    give us some more stats so we can properly assess. What niche is the site? were you doing a lot of keyword stuffing and creating duplicate content? Sounds like you've been doing too much illegal SEO. I suggest going to the section on BHW under "Link-Building" and buy the SEO/ Social services there...very cheap and quality for the money.
     
  9. mrxinbollywood

    mrxinbollywood Elite Member

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    when you saying about reconsider request. I did not get any message in my google webmaster tool account.
     
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    Well than its a algorithm penalty... Even if you do not see it officially in your google webmasters you are still penalized. You can start with disavowing the links without the reconsideration request and see how it will go. If you want to save your website than i am afraid that is the only way you can try.
     
  11. mrxinbollywood

    mrxinbollywood Elite Member

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    is there any free way to check which are bad links? even if i can check 20-50 backlinks at a once then also no problem?
     
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    what is criteria for good backlink?
     
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    very helpful, I agree
     
  14. birdy23

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    Yeah I second this. And one more thing, how do you guys detect which and what links are good for SEO?
     
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    I had/have the same problem on lots of my domains. Used the "webmeup"-service to determine which links are toxic, which not. They still have free trial. You can export a list of toxic links and look through it, then create your disawov file. I started doing so, around 3 weeks before, want to wait 2 weeks more, then if my penalty still stays, my plan is the following:

    1) Disavow more links (not only the links that webmeup shows as "deadly", but also the "dangerous" links)
    2) Buy new domains, create some related dummy content on the domain, build 50 good manual backlinks to the domain
    3) Move the old content to the new domain and 301 the penalized domain to the new domain.

    4) See what happens....

    So far this is MY PLAN. NOT TESTED yet. Comment if you have better ideas....

    PS: I am talking about 7 of my domains that lost 80% of traffic in April 2012 (Penguin 1). Rankings never came back and I abandoned the projects, but want to try to fix it now.
     
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