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Okay so something sure did happen with an algo update (analytics inside)

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by KeyzDT, Apr 25, 2012.

  1. KeyzDT

    KeyzDT Power Member

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    Been seeing "oh noez!!!" threads lately about an algo update and didn't realize I was affected or was I? Anyone gain serps with significant traffic gainage?



    I was averaging around 600 UV a day and then things just took off. These past few days have been exciting:



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    Of course it's only been a few days but I will keep you updated and if you have any questions feel free to ask :)
     
  2. ziplack

    ziplack Senior Member

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    Some people has lost page rank and other not
    so you were a lucky one
     
  3. KeyzDT

    KeyzDT Power Member

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    Would love to find out others who gained serps. If we put our heads together maybe we can figure out more of whats working....
     
  4. AGman

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    I gained one only one of my sites. I think it actually came out of penalty. It is about 6 months old, when I started it it ranked for about a month. Than i got penalized and then the recent update put it back on page 1. However, I did not even look at this site for months. I really have no idea why it came back. every other one of my sites has dropped big time except for this one.
     
  5. Expertpeon

    Expertpeon Elite Member

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    It's not that your strategy WORKED it's that you didn't receive a penalty... see the difference?
    I have a host of websites that have all jumped hugely in traffic... some of them ranking on page 1 with sites I tested services on...
     
  6. gorang

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    expertpeon, what does work post update?
     
  7. Expertpeon

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    I'll try to help, but do not operate based upon these assumptions as I bet it will change significantly in weeks to come (you guys should have seen this writing on the wall back in Feb, but everyone just kept trudging along and thought they were invincible)
    Site #1 - Fresh site, 1 month old, 20 manual backlinks with random anchor text from blog networks, high PR comments, and 2 web 2.0s - 30k exacts/mth - went from #13 to #2
    Site #2 - Fresh Site, indexed for 2 weeks, tons of web 2.0 tiered spam with two wide press releases also with a web 2.0s above them in a tier 2, ranking page 1 for an ultra competitive term, was #80, roughly 2000 links made in a week with 75% raw URLs

    Site #3 - Old site, indexed for a year, tons of SB spam + blog network spam from places like articleranks and ALN, ultra competitive dieting term, #26 to #8
     
  8. gorang

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    Thanks, but that is still quite vague. The common denominator being blog networks.
     
  9. Expertpeon

    Expertpeon Elite Member

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    Not sure how you got the common denominator was blog networks when only 1 site that increased had blog networks.
    Granted others of my sites with manual blog posts on high PR sites also increased... or rather, "weren't punished"
     
  10. gorang

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    Sorry I misread. Are you talking diversity then?

    Basically, i'm at a loss of how to provide SEO for all of my clients now. I'm in panic mode. I'm trying to understand which services and techniques will get a site penalised and which techniques will increase rankings.

    I try to work safe and for the long term. Any help would be appreciated since you seem to have grasped the implications of the update better than others.

    Personally, my gut feeling tells me social media links and creating several high quality "pumper sites" with the intention of linking to the money site are the only way forward.

    However I am also feeling lost of how to build pagerank safely and cheaply for any site right now(whether that be my money site or the pumper sites".
     
  11. KeyzDT

    KeyzDT Power Member

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    so it's because other sites got hit and I took there place or something along those lines? In other words, something had to have happened because jumping 200+ UV/Day overnight just doesn't happen.
     
  12. Expertpeon

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    I don't think there is any safe way to do it right now, churn and burn seems to be the best (and only) way to rank for anything competitive.
    Granted I have no idea why the older site survived... I did direct SB blasts to it over a year ago...

    It's also extremely extremely thin, with almost no content.
     
  13. gorang

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    Well, i've joined Jr.VIP and i'm going to do some testing. I think we need to use collective testing to understand what's going on.
     
  14. KeyzDT

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    That's what I'm saying. The past 12 months have been insane the way my sites have been fluctuating. This recent traffic spike only adds to the madness. If we can figure out what google "likes" then we got it simple as that.