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Over Optimization Penalty Launched Today

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by true3000, Apr 24, 2012.

  1. true3000

    true3000 Regular Member

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    Check it:

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    http://googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.com/2012/04/another-step-to-reward-high-quality.html
     
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  2. Lalalaenhund

    Lalalaenhund Power Member

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  3. mikepaxston

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    yes...my site went from #10 this morning to #359 this afternoon for my main key word........ Bookmarks dont work anymore...lmao......but really :(

    Mind you, I was #1 for my key word that gets 3.7 million searches a month for the past year, On march 23rd......... it dropped to #35....got it back up to #15 until this morning...then is shot to #10....this afternoon Im at #359....wtf?

    my azz is starting to hurt!!
    I will HACK G once again.....thank you for a good game!!

    You won this battle, I'll win the WAR!!
     
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  4. true3000

    true3000 Regular Member

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    meh...my bad...may not be launched quite yet per this quote "In the next few days, we're launching an important algorithm change targeted at webspam."
     
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    Matt Cutts, Distinguished Engineer...

    Where do these people come from? This is the reason I work for myself. I just don't fit in to these nazi-shop operations like google and a few others I could mention.
     
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  7. zebrahat

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    Again, I'll believe the changes are about 'webspam' when the over-optimized bad content on big boy sites get hammered the same way over-optimized good content gets hit on the small sites. Otherwise, it's just webspam PR being put out by Google to exhort to others about how considerate they are about 'the user experience,' when the real goal is to protect Big Inc. getting the top rankings, while making everybody else dependent on Adwords to get a top spot.
     
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    Thanks for posting this!

    Edit:

    After reading that blog post, here is what I interpreted.


    • Spun content = Devalued. Dont keep this on your money site, or you will lose your rankings.
    • Make sure your articles on your money site are not targetting a single keyword over and over. Articles that only use 1 variation of your keyword throughout the whole article will be targetted.
     
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  9. b1step-ahead

    b1step-ahead Power Member

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    If you scroll down to the example of keyword stuffing, they show No hands Seo. Can you say target!
     
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    let's see how this will effect our sites :s
     
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    haha yeah! wonder what no hands SEO pr will be after the update
     
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    Well this should be fun.
     
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    I'm already noticing HUUUGE changes on 90% of my 300+ keywords.
     
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    in the next few days...

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    http://insidesearch.blogspot.com/2012/04/another-step-to-reward-high-quality.html
    In the next few days, we're launching an important algorithm change targeted at webspam. The change will decrease rankings for sites that we believe are violating Google's existing quality guidelines.
     
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    Does this apply to onsite SEO, your backlinks, or both?
     
  16. true3000

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    Ya I caught that sentence after I reread the post...but my theory is that they are already rolling it out as we speak....
     
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    Somewhere between √-- and :(
     
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    I'm not seeing any changes yet, hopefully won't see any at all :p
     
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    Talk about opening the doors to negative seo....
     
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    I went from #1 to 38. No one tell the nubes SB comments dont work anymore.
     
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