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Question to those who have recovered from Fred

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by agent-x, Apr 15, 2017.

  1. agent-x

    agent-x Junior Member

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    What day of the week did your site recover on? Was it a Friday?
     
  2. MikeyMikey13

    MikeyMikey13 Supreme Member

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    Why do you want to know this?
     
  3. agent-x

    agent-x Junior Member

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    To see if others' experiences correspond with mine.
     
  4. MikeyMikey13

    MikeyMikey13 Supreme Member

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    Why not just ask for a specific date, not a day of the week?
     
  5. aidenhera

    aidenhera Elite Member

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    OP probably gets penalised every week
     
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  6. MoneyValue

    MoneyValue Junior Member

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    My recovery occurred over the weeks, I am now back to all my original positions. Only things I did was reduce my keyword density by a bit, and build a few strong backlinks via manual outreach.
     
  7. MikeyMikey13

    MikeyMikey13 Supreme Member

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    gotcha
     
  8. agent-x

    agent-x Junior Member

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    Not every week but I've suffered three distinct penalties since 7th Feb.

    First hit around Friday 17th Feb and was due to duplicate content, because I changed my CDN configuration and accidentally allowed Google to discover the same content on two subdomains. That took a while to figure out and recovery happened on Friday 3rd March.
    Second was anchor text ratio - I won't go into details but I lost a sitewide backlink which meant my keyword anchor text ratio increased. Hit on Friday 17th March, recovered Friday 24th March.
    Third, I made one small change to the home page and that triggered a keyword density penalty. Hit Friday April 7th, changed the text after a couple of days but didn't recover until last night (Friday 14th).

    So - is Google running the algo every Friday? So if you get hit, you have to wait a week to recover no matter what you do? Has anyone else seen anything like this?