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Penalized because of "pure spam"

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by nakamura, Jan 22, 2015.

  1. nakamura

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    Hi, today I got a message on GWMT.
    They say my website is penalized because of "pure spam".

    Can't really understand that. I wrote the content by myself and its all unique and readable. About 900 words!
    Well, however. I think it has something to do with my usage of the disavow tool last month.

    Now, I don't make myself any big hopes of getting the website unpenalized.
    I have about 15 other websites on the same hosting (bluehost) and also the same godaddy account (every domain has private WhoIs!)
    Few of my other websites are ranked as well and some are also about to rank.

    Do you think I should change the hosting for them or doesn't it even matter to google?

    How did you handle the penalty and your other websites? Did you contact google to unpenalized the website? Is it even worth a try?
     
  2. mobileseo

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    It could be because of the backlinks you may have built?
     
  3. abhi007

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    I dont get why it would have something to do with the disavow tool?

    can someone plz. chime in and clear our doubts?
     
  4. bartosimpsonio

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    First of all congratulations. A "full spam" penalty is something of a medal of honor for us black hats.

    Secondly, there's an appeals process. You can only hope the manual reviewer who thought you were pure spam isn' t the same angry guy who'll review your appeal.

    And yes, I've recovered a site before via an appeal.
     
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  5. nakamura

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    Did you change the content before you did the appeal?



    @mobileseo:
    I have very high quality backlinks. Some PBN links too. I'm doing this link-building strategy for about 2 years now and never got any penalty. I survived the google updates too with these linkbuilding strategy. So I think it has nothing to do with the backlinks I build, but of course it could be possible.


    @abhi007:

    Well, of course there is a risk use the disavow tool, since I tell google that there are some backlinks builded to my website. When they review my website and its backlinks profile and found there are lots of others backlinks (even if they are HQ) then it could be possible that I get a penalty. I was reading of this a few problem a few times.
    I just think it depends on the guy who reviews the disavow submit and so on.
     
  6. Zombie Pop

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    They are angry little bastards, aren't they? THIS SPAM IS WHAT MAKES MY LIFE SUCK, I SWEAR IT!
     
  7. kolloni

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    Well only because you are using different WhoIs for each domain, it doesn't mean that isn't trackable.
    If every website is in the same account it means that every single website has the same ip or not?
     
  8. TeKn1qu3z

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    I believe you are only allowed one appeal so good luck my friend
     
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    Just my own personal experience - only once have I ever recovered rankings to their previous levels after a disavow - and I was only able to do it as a last (and obviously temporary) resort with SAPE links (I did it because I had given up on re-ranking the site with "respectable" methods.
    My firm belief is that once a site has been penalized and had links disavowed, it's flagged for life. Most of the time when I've disavowed, the penalty changes from "unnatural linking" to "violates webmaster guidelines" (or the penalty is completely removed, but then "violates webmaster guidelines" pops up a little while later - and that could obviously could mean anything and G won't tell you what it means.
    Just my experience, YMMV.
     
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  10. seeplusplus

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    The disavow tool: Personally I've always thought usage of this tool to be a hugeee red flag.

    I mean, the average Mr & Mrs "I want a website for my bakery shop" would have no clue whatsoever what the disavow tool is, if you said "web server" to them they'd get a confused look on their face, their the type of site owners Google wants, not us spammers fucking things up for them.

    I've always considered that tool be a honey trap.

    That'd be my guess, looking at it from Google's point of view. :)
     
  11. bartosimpsonio

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    Nope! But I would in your case.

    All my penalties have been due to unnatural links. I really wanted to keep one site so I cleaned the links and waited a few months before reapplying.
     
  12. Zombie Pop

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    This has also been my experience. Best to just clone the site to a new domain and 301 the old to the new once the manual action is gone. Works every time to get ranks back with old links that weren't considered spam/unnatural.