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Strange website penalty. Anyone noticed the same? -50 rankings

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by 2DHades, Jul 19, 2014.

  1. 2DHades

    2DHades Power Member

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    I've heard this happened to videos a few months back, but seems like its similar with websites now...

    My website had plenty of keywords on page 1, now all of them are on page 6+
    What I find really strange is that only the keywords in pages 1, 2 and 3 dropped to page 6+

    However, the keywords that were previously ranked around page 5, also dropped but only ~10 spots.


    Anyone else experienced that? Any advice? Thanks!
     
  2. mixery

    mixery Registered Member

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    You're not alone.That is precisely what is happening to me
     
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  3. Stacked4Life

    Stacked4Life Regular Member

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    Site was hit... it might get worse from there in about a week im sorry to say...
     
  4. 2DHades

    2DHades Power Member

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    Ye, I kinda figured out that was the case.

    At this point waiting for it to come back wouldn't make any sense I guess... Correct?

    Since the site was making $2k~/m with minimum work required, and there are plenty of knowledgeable guys around here. Do you think a JV with somebody, who might wanna try to get it out, would be an OK scenario for both parties? I've heard some people are capable of getting penalized sites back?

    Thanks!
     
  5. TheUnborn

    TheUnborn Elite Member

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    Same thing happened to me for a site ranking for more than 8 months,let wait and see
     
  6. ming34

    ming34 Regular Member

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    same thing happen to my client site when was your site hit
     
  7. Zombie Pop

    Zombie Pop Regular Member

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    this happened to websites of mine a day or so before I got the unnatural links message in GWT. They fell from number 1-4 spots straight to 60 then they would jump between 40-60, every time they hit 40 they would get slapped back down to 60. After a while they got deindexed
     
  8. Laubster

    Laubster Senior Member Premium Member

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    If you didn't change your site content its an algorithmic link penalty (obviously). What were your anchor text percentages using keywords? Either way build high quality branded links to offset any abnormal anchor patterns. Unless you had tons of exact match anchors, then just forget about it, those will kill you right now.
     
  9. Vic Sage

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    Yup...3 of my best sites were ranking #1 for all targeted terms. First, they got the -50 penalty...now totally de-indexed. It's because some big a$$ D-Bag manually reported the sites to Google. Didn't had them in GWT. Good and strong links...no reason for a penalty.
     
  10. edgematch

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    OP, wait 4-6 weeks at least. If things are still going bad, then disavow links from wmt. Wait 2-3 weeks again. If stil no change then make a 301 to a new site.
     
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  11. 2DHades

    2DHades Power Member

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    The panelty happened a few hours before I started my thread.

    Today I see a lot of keywords went up by 15-20 spots... ??

    If it matters I changed my hosting recently (about a week ago), and due to this the website was down for around 4 days... Sorry for the noob questions, but this is my first penalty.
     
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  12. francis1017

    francis1017 Supreme Member

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    same as mine mate.. ranking #1 in my targeted keyword.. then my hosting became sh!tty and my site is down for 12+ hours, now my site is ranking page 6 to page 7.. Going 3 weeks now but haven't recovered in the ranking..

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    My site is in Page 2 now.. 18th position.
     
  13. 2DHades

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    Edit: Many keywords dropped off top 100.

    How is it going with you guys?
     
  14. GrannysFav

    GrannysFav Newbie

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    Could this be linked to link loss?
     
  15. prab1996

    prab1996 Elite Member

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    you ranks first went down then up then again down , i think you need to monitor your site for downtime, because downtime will seriously affect your site ranks.
    -=-
     
  16. Basenix Group LLC

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    You need to start adding new content to your site.

    Also take care of Downtimes and speed.