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Sites Banned - need help

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by nick5014, Dec 29, 2011.

  1. nick5014

    nick5014 Junior Member

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    Hi guys,

    I use one shared hosting account and have just had nearly all my sites banned in Google - not just penalised, but literally listings removed. I was just starting to do quite well with affiliate marketing (selling amazon stuff) and the sites were all white hat in content but black hat (used only services here) in link building. I can understand one of my sites being banned as I did use a lot of services on it, but some of my others only had 50 or so links. I do have a couple of other sites on this shared hosting account with 0 links yet and they are OK.

    I didn't believe that having them all on the same analytics/webmasters account would do this but I am starting to wonder if this caused it...

    Any ideas of how I could get out of this? Would changing host and removing analytics etc help?

    Any help would be really appreciated as I had put loads of time into these sites and was just starting to see some return :(
     
  2. jon_xx_x

    jon_xx_x Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    We can't say how to fix it, if we don't know what the hell you did.
    Did you interlink them?
     
  3. phpbuilt

    phpbuilt Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    When you say white hat in content, you mean that every description of every product was unique and you were adding something of value information-wise, above and beyond anyone could expect from directly visiting amazon?

    Or was your content consisting of duplicate content from amazon? Were you cloaking your amazon links?

    If your content was really unique, buy new domains and throw the sites back up, spread them out a bit and don't put all your eggs in one basket.
     
  4. nick5014

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    Yeah the content was unique - the reviews were about 700 words of uniqueness written after reading the amazon customer reviews. My sites also had quite a few unique articles on the home pages and on other pages. Nothing was a straight copy. Thanks for the advice - might throw them back up on different domains, but I am a bit unwilling to lose the links I have built (if possible).

    Jon - I did not interlink any of the sites (they had no links except in the reviews that led to amazon), and as I say the only link building I did was through this forums services. If seeing an example site would help, please pm me.
     
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  5. linkbuildr

    linkbuildr Newbie

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    you nofollow those amazon links?
     
  6. nick5014

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    No, I thought Google wouldn't mind - they know tons of people sell through Amazon.
     
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    Can I ask you Buddy why you asked cloaking?