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The "Minus Thirty" Penalty - Anybody escaped ?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by pharmacyboy, Jun 5, 2008.

  1. pharmacyboy

    pharmacyboy Registered Member

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    Hey,

    Did any one of You guys managed to escape from The "Minus Thirty" Penalty ?
     
  2. freudianslip27

    freudianslip27 Junior Member

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    What do you think you did to catch it?

    Matt
     
  3. marttali

    marttali Junior Member

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    just what i have read and things to think and try:
    - Excessive same anchor text - are you in coop etc ? Remove those if thats the case.
    - Affiliate links need to be removed
    - File re inclusion request through sitemaps.
    - new quality deep links maybe ?
    - put back affiliate links but cloak them
     
  4. pharmacyboy

    pharmacyboy Registered Member

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    I already removed affiliate links and will file re-inclusion request. any tips what should I write ?
     
  5. marttali

    marttali Junior Member

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    I would ask if there's anything else they recommend you to do.
    If you are going add affiliate links later, make sure you have privacy policy and contacts page in place - i have heard many times this is important for google.
    You better have them right away before re inclusion request.
     
  6. freudianslip27

    freudianslip27 Junior Member

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    Pharmacyboy, would you mind sharing how many backlinks you got in a short time? It would help us learn more about avoiding it ourselves!

    Matt
     
  7. Hardmaster

    Hardmaster BANNED BANNED

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    You need a lot of hight PR backlinks ,all other things is no matter
     
  8. pharmacyboy

    pharmacyboy Registered Member

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    About 4K links in 2-3 months time. My keyword "Online Casino". Most links were from counters (hidden in noscript or counterimage as link or link under the counter image). My anchor text was ..... well ... no varied enough i guess, just few combinations of main keyword.

    My friend suggested to add my site to sigg, stumble, del.icio.us , etc ... in order to maybe get some natural links, cos my content is unique written by humans and interesting :).
     
  9. pharmacyboy

    pharmacyboy Registered Member

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    You can back this theory with your own expirience ?
     
  10. oldenstylehats

    oldenstylehats Elite Member Premium Member

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    I can almost assure you that using PR as a metric to assess a site's value is a mistake. That is not to say that PR doesn't have some weight, but it has considerably less value than it did a few years ago. I have a lot of clients who have not been negatively effected by any of Google's recent changes and many of them have gained the number of links you're talking about considerably faster.

    If you're going to pay for links, assess the quality of the site, the content, and their links before even looking at PR. You'll have far more success that way.
     
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  11. pharmacyboy

    pharmacyboy Registered Member

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    I've modified the site, remove all affiliate links and other crap. Added Contact us and Privacy Policy pages.

    I will fill re-inclusion.

    * I will blaim some seo "profesional" firm for all the mess
    * Will admit we had no idea about Google guidelines
    * We've removed all we could, to make our site meet G guidelines
    * We're not going to do any SEO :)
    * We're adding our site do del.isio.us, digg, stumble to give our content more exposure and gain natural links

    anything else i should write about ?
     
  12. shrkscn

    shrkscn Junior Member

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    Ok whats a minus thirty penalty... What does the minus thirty signify???