Sites hit with "Pure Spam" penalties. Which route do I go?

I have 2 multiniche websites 1 website got slapped by Google on Friday and one is still up don't know what happens.
 
oh I see I think Google is watching on gaming niche website with affiliate offers or content locker. better is to wait and stay update with google
policies.
Yes, but one got Pure Spam message another one is safe.
 
Its in the screenshot your provided in the first post "Manual actions" mate. So if you think that you cannot pass manual review (and yeah in this niche its damn hard to do so), better to move on.

Like I previously stated, the sites would be remade so it has nothing to do with the prohibited niche...
 
Just a quick update:
It appears that Google have penalized all sites using the same template.
A recent site with hardly any backlinks uses the same site template as my 2 penalized sites (variations to everything but the layout is identical).
It got penalized as well (not able to find it unless I search for the URL itself).

I'm not gonna use the template anymore, that's for sure.
Completely custom template for each site, that'll be my rule from now on.

EDIT:
Seems like my niches have been "purged". They only contain informational articles now - nothing deceptive.
Gotta wonder if it's a one time thing or a recurring algorithm.
 
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Just a quick update:
It appears that Google have penalized all sites using the same template.
A recent site with hardly any backlinks uses the same site template as my 2 penalized sites (variations to everything but the layout is identical).
It got penalized as well (not able to find it unless I search for the URL itself).

I'm not gonna use the template anymore, that's for sure.
Completely custom template for each site, that'll be my rule from now on.

EDIT:
Seems like my niches have been "purged". They only contain informational articles now - nothing deceptive.
Gotta wonder if it's a one time thing or a recurring algorithm.

all were in game hacks niche?
 
Damn, game hacks sites are getting butchered.

One question for you, @Brian Alexander, did your sites have any backlinks from the public PBNs on BHW? Am curious as to whether any of those networks might have been hit. There have been threads from other BHW users for the past week or so reporting penalties in the game hacks niche.

If not that, then the niche in general seems to be under fire.
 
Damn, game hacks sites are getting butchered.

One question for you, @Brian Alexander, did your sites have any backlinks from the public PBNs on BHW? Am curious as to whether any of those networks might have been hit. There have been threads from other BHW users for the past week or so reporting penalties in the game hacks niche.

If not that, then the niche in general seems to be under fire.

No, my backlink profiles consist mostly of my own PBN.
It seems like Google is gradually going through niches and purging them - my 2 sites were in different but somewhat similar niches and got hit at once.
 
No, my backlink profiles consist mostly of my own PBN.
It seems like Google is gradually going through niches and purging them - my 2 sites were in different but somewhat similar niches and got hit at once.

As I've previously said, I hardly believe Google is taking action like "for real" in any niche. There are many illegal shits out there and they don't seem to care unless loads of reports come in.
 
As I've previously said, I hardly believe Google is taking action like "for real" in any niche. There are many illegal shits out there and they don't seem to care unless loads of reports come in.

Their actions indicate that they do.
 
Pretty sure that Google has made some update that shut down these websites

But still there are some websites that have the "generator" on their homepage and not getting kicked LMAO!
 
LOL guys, more and more threads about this. What kind of cleanup is this? Someone reported all websites to Google or what? I am pretty sure Google doesn't give a crap about some small fishes in the sea with gaming hacks.
Yes they do, I had a site marked as pure spam for having a content locker, even though my site wasn't a game hack, it was a content locker on a pdf file that I shared (regarding coding stuff) to generate more income. The site got hit with Pure Spam on the same day when a massive purge was happening of every content locking site.
There is no other explanation than the Content Locking script on the site.
 
Yes they do, I had a site marked as pure spam for having a content locker, even though my site wasn't a game hack, it was a content locker on a pdf file that I shared (regarding coding stuff) to generate more income. The site got hit with Pure Spam on the same day when a massive purge was happening of every content locking site.
There is no other explanation than the Content Locking script on the site.

I can assure you I know people that didn't have the locker on their page got hit as well. Got some old friends that are crying about it too. As a previous poster said: there are page 1 sites with only the "generator" + locker. How about those man?
 
My sites got hit by this as well. Locker was on another domain, but still the main site got hit.
 
I can assure you I know people that didn't have the locker on their page got hit as well. Got some old friends that are crying about it too. As a previous poster said: there are page 1 sites with only the "generator" + locker. How about those man?
I am not saying it's 100%, but it does have some indications that someone is doing a massive sweep, like for example, maybe a lot of sites have been reported that had xxxtrackerxx.com example and they did a sweep of everyone having the xxxtrackerxx.com. We can only guess, but it sure looks like a sweep to me.
 
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