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Site is gone! Was there another G update last night?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by General Lee, May 11, 2012.

  1. General Lee

    General Lee Regular Member

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    I find this very difficult to understand. My site is completely gone for ALL keywords even the long trail stuff. The site was built with the updates in mind. It's an EMD with got all original content with about 20 or so 1000+ word articles all written by me. I update it weekly with more quality content. It's young site only a couple months old, but it's PR3 with only quality links point at it. The first tier web 2.0 has all original content with several posts on each web 2.0, all other first tier links are quality links from within my niche. I did spam the web 2.0's but it was done through mega huge pyramids 3-4 tier using SENuke.

    I don't get it? I can however find it by doing an exact domain search so I guess it's not completely deindexed.

    As far as on page SEO pages it isn't overly optimized, not spammy at all. I used about 2.5-3% keyword density and did some good interlinking.
     
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    DutchTrafficService Regular Member

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    Lol..
     
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    I'm in the exact same boat. I thought I'd got through the last update unscathed, until this morning. One site out of the top 300, and another I've just checked is the same. My main site had 120 pages indexed and was hobbling along quite nicely until I checked this morning.
     
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    reichstagsuperstar Registered Member

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    Hmm my relatively new site with limited backlinks is still ranking the same. Alot of my keywords I'm #1 in Google - my domain is PR2 (don't know if that has anything to do with it).
     
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    2-3% keyword density is a joke after penguin.
    2% of 1000 words = 20 ... so you repeated the same exact keyword 20 times in your article? lol.. no wonder it got hit.
    Don't think about using the keyword more then 2-3 times... once in the h1 and h2.. and once or max twice in the main content...
     
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  6. General Lee

    General Lee Regular Member

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    As far as anchor links go I was scared to death to use my kw's so just about all anchors are either the domain or words like link, click here, homepage etc etc..
     
  7. General Lee

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    Really but it was really used naturally not forcing them in. Does removing the KW's make any difference or is the damage already done?
     
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    not seeing any rank drops here
     
  9. WebDev

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    My personal belief is that as soon as a site does well in google serps for high value keywords, then it gets a manual review

    If your site has adsense, affiliate banners, etc. i.e. its trying to make money without being something like a dentist's site, tradesman's site, etc. it will get hit by manual reviewer
     
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    Over optimized site, and most likely Forum profile backlinks, PM Me your site and I will tell you exactly what it is!
     
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    just lower your kw dens and it should come back
     
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    Lower the KW density. Its not permanent.
     
  13. zebrahat

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    I do not think 2-3% kw density is the issue, as many overtly spammy sites with worse content survived the update. I think it was devalued after a manual review.
     
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    Come on, how the hell can 3% keyword density slap your website. I write my content naturally and if the subject is a specific item, in a 700 word article I would mention it about 15-20 times naturally.

    What the fuck do they want, us to NOT optimize for anything at all. Not have any keywords in the article, not have the exact keywords in title, description. Basically do the opposite of everything we ever thought we would need to rank. Taking it a bit too far.

    I've been looking at keyword density for my sites.

    One site: completely slapped into the oblivion. A few keywords around 3%. Another site: completely fine. A few keywords around 3%. This is the case with the rest of my sites, so I have decided not to do anything about keyword density.

    As for the update, yes, I saw another 20% drop in traffic yesterday. I am building new sites but they don't seem to be ranking. Hopefully they will rank in time. I might have to stop making new sites and change my SEO strategy a bit. But I can't see what to do as it seems totally random - some of my sites have been slapped, some of them are fine. And they are all built and linked the same way.
     
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  15. General Lee

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    Damn Xrumer is killing this place...
     
  16. General Lee

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    Well, they're other my other sites are all fine and they're all built the same. I have a feeling it was the KW density and the way the update gets rolled out some get hit and some don't sooner or later they all will...
     
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    Lol dude good luck ranking with 0.1% keyword density ha ha ha
     
  18. FuryKyle

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    Please don't spread shit around if you know nothing about SEO or regurgitate BS from noobs. You obviously have no idea what you're talking about.

    To the OP - did you get negative SEOed? What major changes did you make prior to the drop?
     
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    one word ":asshole: "
     
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    This is the most retarded reply in this entire thread.
     
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