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New Google update and How It Affected My Sites

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by fbrcold, Jan 17, 2013.

  1. fbrcold

    fbrcold Junior Member

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    Ok as many of you have already realized there was a Google update. I am going to tell you my experience with this update and what has happened to my sites. After the last update I was screwed up pretty bad so I diversified my strategies before this one hit.

    I had 9 sites of which I tried different methods.

    First set of three sites I used just forum and blog comments along with social bookmarking. All of these sites have dropped in rank. One of them dropped off the map completely.

    2nd set of sites I used social bookmarks, manual posting on high pr blogs, and press releases. 2 of the three sites moved up while one stayed the same. One of these sites is actually now on the first page for all 6 of my main keywords I am targeting. This was a nice surprise.

    The last set of 3 sites I used all Fiverr gigs. Pyramids, forum comments, and youtube comments. None of these sites moved up or down. They are in exactly or around the same positions they were.

    I don't know how this new update has affected any of you but from what I see the press releases helped out quite a bit. I hope some of you can gather some info from my experience here. Also, if your site was affected let us know how. Did it go up or down?
     
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  2. Getwhatchuwant

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    Useful thread...better than the Ohes, Noes...my site moved up/down/sideways.. I do all WH for the e-comm sites they have remained stable. Manual Web 2.0 creation, press release, guest posts..

    I created a BRAND new site on the 1st, has 5 articles now, 1 press release and some web 2.0 posts on pr 2 and 3 blogs I have (only about 3 of these links) added the url in a couple of profiles I have that have page rank 3...
    The new site moved up to 22 from nowhere only 400 searches p/month exact but its "buy product" the short tail version "keyword" just hit #50, 9900 exact p/month in the US.
     
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  3. ThopHayt

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    Was this last update on-site or off-site related?
     
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    Traffic from G increased 8%
     
  6. irmscher

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    What's the name of the update? I've actually noticed some minor traffic improvement on most of my websites.
     
  7. MandLoys

    MandLoys Regular Member Premium Member

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    Thanks for sharing your experiences and the background of your sites! Please do keep us updated, maybe this updated targeted comments and/or social bookmarks then. Hm, interesting nevertheless!
     
  8. pandadog

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    I had one site drop from 11 to 28, but fourteen more sites gained rankings.
     
  9. seeplusplus

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    Anyone seen a change in Page Rank with this update? I looked on Digital Point yesterday and people were saying the next one would be around the end of Feb/March+.
    Cheers.
     
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    Thanks OP and please keep us updated on your progress.

    The update has been running for 2-3 days already (at least on my end in Vietnam). And I think we should wait at least a week for things to settle down before making any adjustment.
     
  11. gadgeter

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    I have one site getting close to 100 UVs/day. Was on #2-#3 based on the main keyword (product based) on main page. Now it's been overtaken by Amazon, kmart, gumtree, efurnituremart etc at positions #9 and #10.

    Before today, Amazon was not even smelling close. I was trailing Kmart on occasional #1 rankings.

    5 mth old site, built about 5 to 6 satellite sites and 1 paid gig (either fiverr or BHW) ONLY a month. High anchor diversity, under the radar style. F**k google.
     
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  12. Hootz

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    You don't F**k Google, Google F**ks YOU! :)

    Sorry, couldn't resist.
     
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  13. gadgeter

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    And I really hope you're not gloating over it.
     
  14. michaelshezzer

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    both .co.uk domains of mine which were ranking between 2# 3# are now 84# and 95# respectively.. I don't understand why the update has effected so many .co.uk domains its the talk of webmaster at the moment... hopefully rankings will return to normal :D fingers crossed.
     
  15. giftedwizard

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    one of my social media provider site was ranking 8# spot for buy youtube views now its ranking 79#spot not as worried because i've havent really trust google as a stable source of income my client are usually one's i've refer
     
  16. kajzersoze

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    I am flipping out,

    i have some similar story as gadgeter, 3mnth old site and about 3 301 redirections one of them pointing site A--301--->B---301---->money site, some links from article submission directories. blog commenting, tier1 and tier2 links, good on page content, past 3mnth i worked hell of a job to get to 3rd page (16hr aprox) for keyword seo optimisation on local language and suddenly from two days ago i started to drop down now i'm on 11th page, and I don't know what to do, my eyes are rolling in my head from these slap
     
  17. datarzan

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    well hopefully it boosts my sites up...one rank #3 still and other one is off the charts.. got to get the money site moving forward.. back to writing articles.. 3 A Day!
     
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    there is any officially news for that or you all guys just guessing
     
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    I lost place 1 after 3 years and after panda, penguin and all the animals update, so we are not guessing, something happen. The most irritate for me is that i lose two positions (i'm now #3) for 2 sites with no backlinks & no content (seomoz rank for my site 50+ and for the two who are now #1 & #2 10-...)