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The 'Weird' Thing after penguin update..

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by beingink, Jan 4, 2017.

  1. beingink

    beingink Senior Member

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    I am seeing a lot of threads about how even after sending links there has been no improvement in ranks.

    Earlier it was wait it out and it would happen within 14-28 days. Now, nada.

    I thought I was the only one suffering from this until I read many replies and threads in this forum, so I started taking notice and something is up definitely.

    So to crack it here is my experience. This is my website that I am focusing on 100%, it is setup to be authority in the niche, has over 20k words and is around 4 months old.

    1. Send one niche relevant link -> Site jumps from 50 to page 2. I am excited, I think woah! My good fortunes have finally come I am going to be a thousandaneeer!

    So I buy 3 private links from a respected SEO guy while dreaming about all the money that is soon going to start flowing into my account.

    After 3 months, of those links posted. Nothing.

    2. I think ok, maybe I need more variety, web 2.0's are good for that. I build official web 2.0s and some niche web 2.0's.. Choose a cheap pbn linker here and he basically provides the worst of the worst links.

    Somehow my web 2.0's get indexed and still nothing, so I wait a month usual amount of time for them to kick in and nothing.

    3. Now I am confused and sad, all my dreams have broken. So I build my own PBNs and I test them by linking them to other sites, they work great and even push them to front page.

    I am like this has worked for me so many times, now I am surely will make that money. So I post the links to my site and still nothing.

    So now I am going to test a couple of more things by feb before leaving this site to age. What has your experience been post penguin? Anything to share?
     
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  2. pandasfriend

    pandasfriend Junior Member

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    What are your competitors on page 1? Maybe you need way more links to reach their levels?
     
  3. beingink

    beingink Senior Member

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    Quite easy niche, forums and non targeting pages. Considering that I reached 2nd page with one link and then got stuck, there is something up.
     
  4. lorentzo

    lorentzo Power Member

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    Same problem here, i bought now some authority backlinks maybe i will see some movement..
     
  5. beingink

    beingink Senior Member

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    What kind of links? Entrepreneur, forbes? or High DA pbn?
     
  6. asap1

    asap1 BANNED BANNED Jr. VIP

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    Yeah, things are pretty strange since the penguin update.
     
  7. umerjutt00

    umerjutt00 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Things have become really slow in the ranking phase for me too. On top of that, it takes a long time for new pages to get indexed.
     
  8. Vanzant

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    So the niche relevant link worked, right?
    Why don't you try some more nich relevant links and see where that brings you :)
     
  9. beingink

    beingink Senior Member

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    Hard to find domains in any niche on a regular basis, the first link that I posted was a pure fluke that I got it in expiring.
     
  10. Vanzant

    Vanzant Junior Member

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    Ah okay. I remember there was a guy on here selling niche relevant PBN links.. No idea if they're any good but you can try.
     
  11. moneyflower

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    Are you sure your anchors are not over optimized ?
     
  12. beingink

    beingink Senior Member

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    Yup. Damn diggity sure.
     
  13. Fab1j0

    Fab1j0 Regular Member

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    Same here buddy. I'm on page 2 at spot #10, but can't move to page 1....
     
  14. spectrejoe

    spectrejoe Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I was also pretty sure until a month or two back...
     
  15. lorentzo

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    Huffington, Lifehack, Medium
     
  16. beingink

    beingink Senior Member

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    Then what happened?
     
  17. spectrejoe

    spectrejoe Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    found out I was over optimizing :D
     
  18. RayBay

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    I have one site that had stronger backlink profile than any other (finance) I used my PBN and bought some strong links but nothing happened. Most kws were on 2nd or 3rd page and I thought that is some kind of penalty. Than I stopped building backlinks and after few month it started climbing.

    Other site that is ranking almost on GSA links only started climbing in similiar matter. Thus it seems google waits till the link building stops for some niches.

    Overoptimization can also be the cause, but for that specific site anchor ratio was ok.
     
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  19. moneyflower

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    GSA Links for Tier 1 or Tier 2
     
  20. RayBay

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    Tier 1. Of course some of links have fallen off, thus it is hard to judge which ones of them contributed to sites success.