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Should I move my site to a new Domain Name?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by goodfella22, Jul 11, 2013.

  1. goodfella22

    goodfella22 Newbie

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    Hey BHW I hope you guys can help me with a dillema

    I have an exact match domain site that was created about 2 months ago. It was created just before the penguin 2.0 update and throughout the update it was ranking in the 2nd position for its targeted keyword.

    However in the first couple of days of June the rankings tanked and the site went down from position 2 to 200+. The site had really valuable content and since it was a low comp niche I'm positive my site had far more quality information than the sites ranking in the top 10

    Here's where it kinda gets interesting. Since the site was new it didn't really have much of a chance to grow before it was penalized (as though it seems). Seems as though it was caught in the crossfire of the penguin update before it really had time to develop.

    At the time the site had around 4-5 articles but I've grown that to 10-15 in the last few weeks. I've also done some moderate link building. It sits in mid 150 range right now for the primary keyword and been there for almost 4 weeks.

    Do you think the site was just caught in the crossfire of pengiun 2.0 and its better to move on to a new domain or should i continue to try to get the original site back up through quality link building and quality content?
     
  2. IamBlackhatter

    IamBlackhatter Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    what kind of links did you build ? You can try redirecting a new domain to your old.
     
  3. GiorgioB

    GiorgioB Supreme Member

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    Its possible your site was ranking #2 just because it was a new site. Google sometimes ranks new sites to monitor site usage metrics like bounce rate and time spent per visit.

    What is your backlink profile like ? If your site is 2 months old and you haven't spammed the shit out of it, then I doubt it is a penguin slap, but can't really be sure.
     
  4. goodfella22

    goodfella22 Newbie

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    GiorgioB/Iamblackhatter (sorry bhw wont let me quote you)

    Just created around 20 or so links manually, mostly from blog comments, social bookmarks, YouTube etc in relevant niches. I'm still looking into doing more advanced link building methods because I haven't really started my link building campaign yet.

    I personally thought that I had gotten hit with a domain penalty for it be emd but I don't know for sure. The sites actually generating revenue even though its not ranking so I really want to get it ranked on the first page.
     
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    Im sure this is not a slap, Because i have few sites which sits at page 1 once after creation and later after few weeks it gets pushed towards page 10,20, etc., and sometimes no where.
    So, what i do is start building backlinks after a period of 2-3 months and my sites will start to rank well in page 2,3 etc.,
    You better Continue your manual work, i don't know what you have actually done to your site. This is just the story from my side.
     
  6. goodfella22

    goodfella22 Newbie

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    yeah i think i have a chance to come back up, ill try to acuire some high quality d0f0ll0w backlinks and see what happens since link building is something i haven't addressed too much.
     
  7. goodfella22

    goodfella22 Newbie

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    Update: my rankings have come back up
     
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