Selling text ads direct - Penguin penalized

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by dollarjames, Jul 16, 2012.

  1. dollarjames

    dollarjames Regular Member

    Jun 26, 2010
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    Hi there,

    Two of my websites were penalized during the penguin update.

    I initialy thought the issue came from anchor over optimization, but even after diluting anchor text, there has been no serp change.

    Therefore I am thinking that maybe the issue is coming from the paid text links I have on my website.
    I have an Advertiser which is now buying directly from me, some text links on my website (same format as Adsense).

    I have added the "nofollow" attribute", but there is no change in serps.

    How can I deal with this ? Is there no other solution than stopping my direct partnership with the Advertiser ?