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Natural News Back in Google Index

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by kickthat, Feb 28, 2017.

  1. kickthat

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    I post this only because of the few threads that were floating around about it being deindexed.
    http://searchengineland.com/rare-co...enalty-natural-news-back-googles-index-270239

    I did suspect that the cause was likely to be something other than simply the content that is posted on the site, so found this quite interesting. The site is now showing again - Google are claiming that they deindexed it due to a 'sneaky mobile redirect'.

    I'm aware of the route that this thread could take - please keep politics out of any posts.
     
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    "Through a malicious censorship campaign that delisted all of NaturalNews.com and Blogs.NaturalNews.com, Google has now forced NaturalNews to remove all third party ad scripts from blogs.naturalnews.com content.

    This is a necessary step for Google to restore the search engine visibility of all the site content, including Blogs.NaturalNews.com.

    We believe this action by Google is heavy handed and rife with anti-competitive overtones, yet it is what they have forced us to pursue in order to reverse the complete blacklisting of the entire website.

    Regrettably, this means your custom ads can no longer appear on your blogs articles. We have been forced to remove them entirely. We strongly regret having to take this action. It has been forced upon us against our will.

    In addition to what's mentioned above, Google also identified that some bloggers on Natural News were "selling outbound links" where they were collecting money to write stories that would place outbound links under a blogs entry. This practice is unethical and unauthorized by Natural News, yet it was taking place without our knowledge. We have taken steps to ban those few bloggers who were engaged in this practice. Importantly, the "outbound links" issue was NOT the justification used by Google to censor the entire Natural News website. That issue only affected blogs alone. But it does indicate that a few bloggers were wildly abusing the Natural News blogs opportunity for their own personal gain while jeopardizing the search engine visibility of all the other bloggers.

    We greatly appreciate our honest, thoughtful bloggers who contribute to Natural News and help educate the world about natural health. We don't want to see them punished by the actions of a few other bloggers. We are currently exploring ideas for how to structure our blogging operations to protect the "good" bloggers while banning the "bad" bloggers. We will keep you posted on what we develop along these lines.

    -Mike Adams"
     
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  3. Reaver

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    They did violate the TOS. Even the owner of Natural News admitted that. So they're throwing a fit bc they got punished for it.

    Big freaking deal.

    They fixed the problem and got reindexed but still choose to pretend like the attack on them is personal.

    What a fucking mong.
     
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    This is quite interesting. Wonder if huff post is next?
     
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    @LuckyCharm007 We all know they weren't forced to do anything. As was mentioned hundreds of times, you can get traffic from plenty of places besides Google.

    They chose to abide by G's TOS. They could have refused and gotten traffic from hundreds of different sources. They complied to paint themselves as victims.

    How droll.

    I do wonder if any of the link sellers in the Marketplace got busted for selling NN links.
     
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    Yeah got me thinking the same. Somehow I feel that this entire natural news situation was about link selling. Not sure why.
     
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    I have been writing for NN for over a year now, and let me tell you, most of the articles published on their blog are pure crap and meant for link building only. I never sold a link and used my account for my own sites, I think that's why I was able to keep mine. Their strategy was clearly quantity over quality and they paid the price for it. I also think that they fact they had 100's of different AdSense code raised a red flag as well and is not allowed by Google.
     
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    So every author inserted their own adsense code into their articles?
     
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    You could only have one banner, but yes.
     
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    Maybe they let writers insert their own adsense for their pages. IDK. Ive seen another site that did this.
     
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    I had seen that they had a Whitehouse petition for President Trump to make Google reindex them. When I saw that, I understood that they were so dumb that maybe they should never be reindexed. Trump can't make a private company do didly. That petition had 20,000 signatures when I saw it.
     
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    So for the conspiracy theory niche, violate Google ToS and then claim you are being targeted for your alternative media and reporting the "facts they don't want you to know" And you can get free publicity and then abide by ToS to get relisted and claim you beat google for more publicity.
     
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    It was at 65,000 yesterday when I looked.

    That means 65,000 idiots don't look at the facts and just believe what they're told.

    These people are an IM gold mine. Seriously. They really are.