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Old site that was penalized moving up in serps

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by SebiP, Jan 12, 2016.

  1. SebiP

    SebiP Regular Member

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    So 3 years ago I got negative seo from my competitors and I got a penalty for "unnatural link building" and the serps all dissapeard. I kept renewing the domain because it brought me some decent traffic from yahoo and bing and kept earning me a few hundred $ a month so why not. But recently I noticed that all of my keywords have again appeard on google and almost all of them are on page 2-3. First I thought it's just random dancing because that happend before and that they will dissapear again, but they are now stable for the last couple of weeks and they are only moving up. Could that mean that the penalty got somehow removed? Should I start building some links and see if I can get on the 1st page?
     
  2. globalseopoint

    globalseopoint Regular Member

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    When you are already moving up in SERPs why do you want to build more links. Just wait till it settles down. You are the luckiest Bas$$$d of Penguin 4.0
     
  3. viralking

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    penalties can get removed after certain amount of time of course. looks like it was removed for you good luck
     
  4. Hawkster

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    No idea personally, be good to see some input from anyone else who's experienced this.
     
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    Penalties can expire or last a lifetime. However, neg seo is usually shitty links that drop over time. I am sure if you look up your site in ahrefs/majestic/GWT you'll notice you've lost a big portion of those neg links.

    Enjoy the influx of traffic!
     
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    The concept of penalties being time based. So start building links and improve your ranking
     
  7. renzuken

    renzuken Junior Member

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    do not revive that domain, i also have a penalty domain but after this new google algo core update , the site having a serps again, but i will not trust on that, its only because google algo core just refresh and updated, it will penalty again sooner or later,
     
  8. JamesAtlas

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    I've had this happen for a few sites that were hit back in 2011-2012. I never submitted any request to Google, they just naturally started ranking again and it seems like the penalty is gone.

    The only thing is these sites were #1 and are now 20ish. None of them ever came back into the top3. D: