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Sites hammered with penalty - what are my options?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by TeamRoyster, Apr 25, 2012.

  1. TeamRoyster

    TeamRoyster Regular Member

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    Like a fair few others on the site my 3 main money making sites got hammered and I've lost my rankings.

    Are the sites doomed? Is it worth doing a 301 redirect to a new site or will the penalty follow? If the penalty is sure to follow then is it worthwhile 301ing to one of my competitors?
     
  2. scorpion896

    scorpion896 Senior Member

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    My honest opinion is to wait it out a few days. Everytime they do a big update its horrible the first day then they tweak it a few days after. Just remain calm and hopefully things will get a *bit better
     
  3. ziplack

    ziplack Senior Member

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    thats about it right
    game its no over

     
  4. pokerjk

    pokerjk Senior Member

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    Some gone down some gone up, main difference for me I can see why is old domains improved new domains dropped.

    Stick it out giving up would be wrong.
     
  5. PedroJ

    PedroJ Registered Member

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    Yes, this algo change is messing with a lot of us! There are several threads opened on the subject...
     
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  6. CashGrower007

    CashGrower007 Regular Member

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    Give it a few weeks.

    Everything is in shambles right now.
     
  7. manny521

    manny521 Supreme Member

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    Don't be too quick to change course. It early and the SERPs could adjust again soon.
     
  8. pangolin123

    pangolin123 Regular Member

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    I can see that now they are valuing old domains more than new domains.
     
  9. lanbo

    lanbo Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I think it'll stabilize after a few days.
     
  10. -Jericho-

    -Jericho- Jr. Executive VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Not necessarily. I have a 12 year old domain with lots of high quality unique content and a lot of legit likes/retweets/stumbles and it's one of my worst hit sites. I have a very diverse backlink profile with the site and it was one of my worst hit sites.

    Here's a bunch of my rankings that were almost all on the first and second page.

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  11. Flurbuff

    Flurbuff Regular Member

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    I would suggest spending a week doing something other than seo/backlink building. Do social stuff, advertising, or whatever else you do with your time to make money.

    Check back and we'll see how things have settled. We'll have a better idea about what to do and how to do it properly.