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Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by caneman, Mar 30, 2010.

  1. caneman

    caneman Regular Member

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    G decided to deindex 30 of my adsense sites today, they all have the message that I have in the title: "This site may be in violation of Google's quality guidelines.", and it is in a giant red box when I click on the sites link in webmaster tools. The sites do not show in a G search of site:mysite.com. These sites are anywhere from 7 days to 60 days old. I have had sites deindexed in the first day or two of launch and then they get indexed and ranked, but never like this with all the sites at once completely gone.

    Not sure what I did wrong, three pages of content, site map, about, contact, and privacy policy. Using some gray hat link methods like BMD and Statblaster, but nothing out on the edge. Using Scrapbox in moderation, maybe blast 200 blogs or so per site, nothing more.

    Not crying, I know this is just part of the game, but anyone have similar experiences or advice? I have submitted reconsideration requests and verified all the sites, other than that do not know what else I can do?
     
  2. jodys

    jodys BANNED BANNED

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    Probably a good time to read Google's TOS and determine where you went wrong. I can assure you it wasn't something borderline or Grey hat. When then take down all your shit it's for a serious violation. For minor infractions they just drop you in the SERPS - they didn't toss all your sites at once without good reason. No sense filing for reconsideration until you find and fix the problem. Typically to warrant such an egregious action by Google they feel that leaving you ANYWHERE in the SERPS would be irresponsible so they dump all your stuff completely. This only happens for the most serious violations. They'll usually just drop you in SERPS and send an email or GWT message with a warning of what to fix for minor problems.
     
  3. noph34r

    noph34r Regular Member

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    What kind of content on your sites?
    Autoblogs or automated content?
     
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    yea plz let us know more or even drop a link
     
  5. caneman

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    2 of the sites were autoblogs where rss feeds from local news sites were pulled and the news stories were posted.

    The other 28 sites are just your basic G rated adsense type of site (xfactor, clickbump, hotboy, etc), main page with 500+ words about the keyword product, two other pages about the product with 500+ words... nothing BH that I know of.
     
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    That's the reason.
    Add a liitle good content to all sites, something relevant to main keywords and unique, wait some weeks and sites will be indexed again.
     
  7. caneman

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    What reason do you mean, that G didn't think the content was original or relevant?

    All of the articles passed the Ezine duplicate content filter and are posted on Ezines as live articles. I have three pages of content all related to the topic of the site, I thought this was enough content for a site to be legitimate, but maybe not?

    So you think all I need to do is post another page or two of original content on each site and they will get indexed again? You think I should take adsense off until it gets indexed again? Or, not even bother because they are gone forever?

    Hope this doesn't happen to any of you MFA guys out there.
     
  8. fujing

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    is you adsense account still ok?
     
  9. caneman

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    Yes, I still have my adsense account, but I am not sure if that is the next to go or not.
     
  10. polocolto

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    I think you overdid linkbuilding. I have sites without any content whatsoever that rank for my keyword. Not on first page, but they do rank and i have had no problem. Maybe a competitor complained to G about you. They saw that your sites had almost no content and decided to ban you.
     
  11. caneman

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    Could be the issue, I can usually get about 100 backlinks after 2 or 3 weeks, and I am doing this at a pretty slow pace.
     
  12. biks

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    Can you tell us a site that's been shit canned? If not, what was the subject? Products? Lawyer stuff? Loans? Can you do a screen capture that big red box? This is clearly a lesson in what not to do.

    Did you have any other outgoing links from these sites?

    From all the MFA sites that I've encountered, they all do this. I've been building similar kinds of sites with adsense front and center, but I've padded them with Amazon products and try to put real content them movies, jpgs and other links. (Gee...now that I've put it that way, these sounds like legit sites!) :p
     
  13. caneman

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    Ya, I do have outbound links but they are to legit sites. I link to Google.com, Bing.com, and Yahoo.com on my about, pp, and contact pages, one link per page. Also on my main page I have an outbound page usually to a wiki site on the topic of the website.

    All my sites are just consumer products like "spring air mattress", or "gas bbq grill", "push lawnmower" etc., (those are not my sites, just generic examples)

    I hope you guys can learn from whatever mistake I made so this doesn't happen to you, here is the part of Google Webmaster page that has the message on it, it appears on the "dashboard" for one of my sites that got deindexed:

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    Try being a little more organic in your link building. And inspect your footers or headers for malicious code. Alot of free templates have embedded code that you must remove or else you stand the chance of "weird" things happening, that's not viewable to you.
     
  15. caneman

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    Thanks for the suggestion, I will check into that.

    The the template I use is one that I made 100% myself using XSitePro.
     
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    Could you kindly answer few questions

    - What was your CTR on those AdSense sites? (in theory high CTR may trigger manual review)

    - What was the MAX Cost Per Click on your site (in theory the more Advertiser pays per click, the more likely he will check the click source, and seeing MFA, complain to Google)

    - Were there any spike in your AdSense earnings?

    Thank you for having balls and telling us about your upset... Hopefully you will get back in the game.
     
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    Yea, I'm interested in that too. I normally get 6-10% with my slightly MTA product sites, but like I said, I've fleshed out my sites with Amazon stuff and that brings in 1/3 of my income. It's also seems much more consistent than Adsense.
     
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    I am curious about this as well. Do you think the AB's could have triggered the whole account being banned?

    What kind of linking did you do, any thing other than BMD statblaster and SB?

    Also, you mention that your adsense a/c is ok... so this indicates you are ok with adsense but not with G in terms of SERPs etc... right?
     
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  19. caneman

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    For ctr, let's just say I know someone who has sites like mine and his ctr's are around 10% to 15%, nothing huge that should trigger any kind of red flag.

    Max cost per click is nothing spectacular for this guy, average about $0.50.

    I did not see any spikes in my adsense earnings, I had been adding about 3 sites per week over the last 2 months and earnings were growing steadily day by day, but nothing spectacular yet.

    Yes, I still have the adsense account, G just deindexed the sites and if you perform a search site:mysite.com there is no result, but before they ranked in the SERPs.
     
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  20. caneman

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    Linking was done with article marketing (manual and bot), bmd, sb, statblaster, manual posts to ad blogs, some pr releases, forum profiles, and some forum posts. Not all sites had all of this, it just depended on how well they were doing in the SERPs.