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Penguin fix that might help some!

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by OnlineA, Sep 10, 2012.

  1. OnlineA

    OnlineA Regular Member

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    Not sure if this works for everyone, but it worked for me somehow. I don't know if my domain got penalized during penguin, but I know I lost all rankings. And I was within top 5 for some really strong keywords. What you can do to get your rankings partially back, is a pernament 301 redirect. BUT, not from the penalized domain to a new domain! First do a redirect from the penalized domain to a random domain(not brand new) and from that domain to the new domain. You can simply move all the content from the penalized domain onto the new domain. The penalty will be transfered to the middle domain, but not on the 3rd domain. You won't get all rankings back, I am not even close to top 5 anymore, but at least I'm back within top100 again and can start working on the seo again. I have high competition keywords which I would de-rank for quick even with no penalty, if I didn't work on them, so this ranking loss is not really a surprise(after so many months of doing nothing there). And with the 2 domain redirect you lose some domain and link power, too, BUT its always better than to let the domain die.
     
  2. Adam718

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    Won't that just take longer for the penalty to hit the third domain? Penalized site A eventually penalizes site B, which then penalizes site C.

    You didn't mention how long ago you did the double redirect. If you did it just a few weeks ago, I'd say wait longer and update this post.
     
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  3. OnlineA

    OnlineA Regular Member

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    Possibly, I can't say for sure that it will stay, BUT, when I did the regular redirect, I seemed to get the rankings back, but it was moving like crazy. One day from nothing to #30, the next day from #30 to #300 and then to nothing again and so on. I saw this days after I did the redirect and it didn't change for weeks and more. The middle domain redirect I did maybe 1 month ago and when I started to get the rankings back, they didn't act so crazy anymore, it seems to be more stabilized now, got 2 keywords back to top 50 again, others top 100 and the last ones top200, but those didn't rank super high before, anyway. So we will see, but I heard a few guys are using this method and the penalty wasn't transfered from domain 2 to domain 3.
     
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  5. TheViceroy

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    I'm looking forward to hearing an update on this in a few weeks to see if they've caught on. If not, its a perfect new strategy.
     
  6. OnlineA

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    Well, I will post an update in a month or so, lets hope it works.
     
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    Wow, it would have been a hell of a lot easier just diluting your backlink profile with some new links and possible reducing excessive keyword use on your website. You are going to have to do this anyway since 301ing your unchanged site to a new domain has the same content on it already and the backlink profile will carry over. Even if it does stick, the 301's don't pass 100% of the juice and I would suspect two 301 redirects in a row will be picked up by their algorithm as suspicious and possibly flag the site for a manual review. Then you may end up with a "manual action penalty," which is a hell of a lot harder to work out of.

    I hope it works for you. :)
     
  8. OnlineA

    OnlineA Regular Member

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    You guys don't seem to get the point. I gave up on that domain already, there was no hope, I tried changing the website, making fresh new text, etc...for me it was gone and not the end of the world as I just moved everything to a new domain. So if it works, it will be great, I will have good rankings back, if it doesn't work, I will be just where I was before. I don't recommend doing this for your one and only important business domain, that you need to save somehow.
     
  9. OnlineA

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    Still climbing up...started to link 4 keywords out of the previous 10 and all go slowly up. All together it is more steady than with just the 1 re-direct, which didn't do anything at all. *Knocking on wood*