Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by agent-x, Apr 15, 2017.
What day of the week did your site recover on? Was it a Friday?
Why do you want to know this?
To see if others' experiences correspond with mine.
Why not just ask for a specific date, not a day of the week?
OP probably gets penalised every week
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.
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?
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