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Removing spammy Links - Will it make things worse?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by HandycapDave, Feb 16, 2011.

  1. HandycapDave

    HandycapDave Newbie

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    Hi All,

    I have been using SeNuke on my sites for a while now and have had great results.

    Normally i would submit spun articles with one link to my money site anchored on a keyword within the body of the text and two links at the bottom of the article to other article / bookmarks i had submitted in the past to create a random web of links.

    This worked to great effect until i STUPIDLY decided to change part of the process.

    Previously i had been using the spun title of the articles as the anchor text for the two links at the bottom of the text, one day i decided to replace that with all my keywords in a spintax, so that each of the two links would have the anchor text of one of my keywords.

    Even worse (im an amateur i know :() for one of my sites i managed to screw it up further and have the two links at the bottom go to my money site.

    This was all done about 4 - 5 weeks ago, in the last 1 - 2 weeks i have noticed significant drops in my ranks across all my sites, at first i thought this was the google shuffle but im dropping like flies for yahoo and bing as well.


    When i was first learning SEO i created about 200 backlinks to another money site (all in one go) using forum profiles, this caused me to drop in the rankings. I went through each profile and removed the links and noticed my ranks return back to there original glory, only to find that 2 weeks later i had completely dropped from Googles index!

    Im worried that if i go through and remove the bad links i have created with my article submissions i may see the same thing happen here, i simply cannot afford to drop off for any of these sites but if i leave them as they are now i may well be out of business anyway.


    What would you guys advise? Do i leave the negative pr backlinks as they are and hope that i can restore my ranks with lots of good quality SEO or do i remove them and hope that this doesnt raise a red flag with Google?



    Any help would be incredibly appreciated at this point, i am genuinely at a loss of what to do, i may have to go back to employment :(
     
  2. polocolto

    polocolto Regular Member

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    How old is your site and what is your page rank?
     
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  3. HandycapDave

    HandycapDave Newbie

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    thankyou for getting back to me!

    one particular site i have is 2.5 years old and has a page rank of 3
     
  4. fiesta

    fiesta Junior Member

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    i would not remove spammy links, if you do that too quickly it could have a worse effect than leaving them
     
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  5. zverr

    zverr Regular Member

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    Don't remove any links. Keep building links with the correct anchor text. Get some links from comments on high pr pages it should bring you back.
     
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  6. HandycapDave

    HandycapDave Newbie

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    do you think the change in my process that i described could be the reason for massive drops across all search engines??

    i only did one set of submissions per site, around 45 article submissions, about 20-30 bookmarks and about 15 RSS feeds
     
  7. zverr

    zverr Regular Member

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    Too diverse anchor text will lead to poor ranking. Choose your main keyword and try at least 80% of you links to have it as anchor.
     
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  8. HandycapDave

    HandycapDave Newbie

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    thanks zverr,

    It seems like i have experienced the opposite though? Previously my anchor text was very diverse but it seems that using my keywords for too many backlinks has caused the problem.
     
  9. jasonmbeamer

    jasonmbeamer Junior Member

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    I wouldn't go jumping up and down over backlinks. G@@GLE has been doing some pretty weird things lately(last few weeks) my site have been doing the google dance along with many many other sites. I would think what is going on with your site is exactly that. g@@gle has implemented its new algo change and its causing all sorts of weird results. completly white hat sites with 100% original content moving clear off the top 1000 and other sites, bh sites moving up, but mostly vise versus. but things are weird right not and i doubt that any of this has to do with your backlinks.

    there are rumors going around that its comments and profiles causing this, but i doubt it cause then i could spam my competition to get to the top.
     
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