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Pretty sure I got a manual review...

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by jb2008, Jan 8, 2012.

  1. jb2008

    jb2008 Senior Member

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    My site was #2 for a 5,000 exact local term, was bringing in a nice run of sales. Then I noticed my site has completely vanished. Not really sandbox as the site has been through all the dancing and stuff, no new links had been built. Just vanished. I've also noticed major shake ups of the first page for many terms. Jeez I wish it would stop and actually be stable for once.

    Shit like consumersearch, amazon etc take up the first page in so many queries, it's almost like a monopoly - how the hell can my shitty MNS compete? Even if I do have better articles than most of the first page.

    Oh well, it was good while it lasted. Back to the drawing board. :(
     
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  2. Hubba

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    Do you have analytics installed? Check to see if there was a direct G (not G bot) visit from one of their main datacenters, the big one is Mountain View, CA. If you saw a direct visit prior to the fall you probably did receive a manual review.....
     
  3. Sacrilege

    Sacrilege Regular Member

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    You omitted the most important piece of information:

    What were you doing that would have warranted a penalty on manual review?
     
  4. SuperLinks

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    My guess is that you haven't been manually penalized, but then again I don't know
    the site and/or situation.

    That sounds like an algorithmic update. I've got one site that I did a lot of linkbuilding
    for as a test domain about two years ago. It still till this day bounces around randomly.

    It'll be at the top spots for a variety of keywords for then bam, algo update and the
    thing drops like a fly. Then, you'll see it jump up again for a while. After some new
    algo update it drops again.

    I pissed off Google with this site, but it hasn't had a manual review. Just been bouncing
    like crazy when there have been algo updates.
     
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    HeXeR Junior Member

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    Is your site still in index?
     
  6. goodrat

    goodrat Newbie

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    Sorry to hear that. I hope you'll gain your ranking back if you didn't do anything against their TOS.
     
  7. jb2008

    jb2008 Senior Member

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    I had all unique, good quality content.

    The only thing they probably didn't like was a couple affiliate links. But really, my content was good and SEO was normal directory submissions, article submissions, i.e. white hat!
     
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    TheMatrix BANNED BANNED

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    Have you tried the info:domain.com query?

    It will tell if the site is in the index or not. If it's still there, and start building links.
     
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  10. xxblackxx

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    If your site got a manual review you would most likely be deindexed if they found your site low quality. I had a site deindexed by G and after 3 reconsideration requests, its back ranking as strong as ever. (I think the final thing i did was remove my hefty tag cloud)

    If its still a relatively new site (less than 6 months), its not unheard of for it to disappear for a couple of weeks after ranking well.

    If you are sure it has been deindexed, clean it up and make sure it looks good and make it look like it was not set up for the sole reason to get affiliate sales. Then submit a reconsideration request in G Webmaster tools.

    Good Luck
     
  11. DamageX

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    What's your bounce rate?
     
  12. jb2008

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    My site's still indexed. But it's completely gone from the results. The funny thing is, I haven't built any links for ages. Usually after a SB blast something like this wouldn't be surprising, but in this case G seems as fickle as the mind of a woman. :O
     
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    Right. What's your bounce rate then? :)
     
  14. Sacrilege

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    Affiliate links don't get you a manual review slap. Reciprocal/3 way link schemes, selling/buying PR links, cloaking links or on-page text is the kind of stuff that gets you a manual review slap.

    THIS. Panda is all about user experience.