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Penalty or sandbox?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by ericgu, Oct 7, 2012.

  1. ericgu

    ericgu Newbie

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    This year, I have several new websites (1~2 months old) which used to get good SERP for 1 or 2 weeks , and then dropped suddenly.
    I found them easy to get good rank with the help of constant blog posts and articles writing. But always the SERP can't last long.

    And usually before a SERP drop, near all of them had a apparent rank rise ( main search terms get into page 1).
    According to webmaster tools link report, they all have hundreds or around a thousand of backlinks, and no more than 100 domains.

    I thought that might be some kind of penalty and stopped link building for these websites. Sometimes I also remove some backlinks and send Google reconsideration, which seems to be helpless.

    I am always wondering if there is another possibility that Google uses this method to test new websites authority.
    Google finds a new website get a lot of fresh backlinks and then put it into sandbox. If the website can still get constant and good authority backlinks, the SERP will recover or get even better.

    Should I give up these websites or just ignore the SERP change and continue to build good backlinks or social signals?
     
  2. SeoQuest

    SeoQuest Junior Member

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    If you have stopped building backlinks start building again and see if the sites will recover their ranking.
     
  3. ofuture

    ofuture Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Yes! You better consider building some quality backlinks on these site and they should rank again Never build low quality backlinks which has 30+ outbound link from same page! Like auto approve blog comments, etc. These cheap backlinks will really harm your website!
     
  4. futurestic06

    futurestic06 Supreme Member

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    Before building new back links I suggest you to remove the crappy links at first. It will take a lot of time and labor to deindex the links. But you should at first do this.