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Traffic Plunge 90% After Big G Came Visiting - HELP NEEDED

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by kryseo, May 14, 2011.

  1. kryseo

    kryseo Regular Member

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    Today, I saw my traffic taken a more than 90% plunge for my main site.

    All my keywords which used to rank in top 5 positions had taken a drop to pages 5 or 6.

    Went to my statscounter stats and saw that big G from mountain v has taken a visit to my site. It is weird as I saw that they visited a number of my pages without referring urls. This led me to suspect that a competitor has reported site.

    I know more or less the site is done and gone. Question is should I do up another site with the same content on a totally different hosting and 301 the old site to the new site. Will this work?

    Need help from you guys on what I should do with the site now. If I continue with the linkbuilding will the rankings improved even after a manual review?
     
  2. Marcink99

    Marcink99 Power Member

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    Competitor has reported you for what? Duplicate content?
     
  3. wpbacklinks

    wpbacklinks Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    everyone is getting same issue, so you are not alone here :p

    People said "google dance" "google panda" whatever, oops, dont forget "google sucks" too...

    :D
     
  4. quadratic

    quadratic Registered Member

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    Once search engine spiders are aware of a url they store it and visit in the future. When they visit there is no referring url - the address to visit, your page, was taken from their database and it is a direct visit.
     
  5. pilgrim

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    The question is... is this a manual review penalty (human), or an algorithm-generated one. The former is more likely, of course, if someone reported the site.

    The algorithm penalities still expire automatically after 3 months as far as I know, whilst the human ones need a more extensive tidy-up/improvement of the site, (and a request for reconsideration).

    I've also heard that (for the human review penalties) they're big on apologies and grovelling at go ogle, and that if you've been hit with one, you need to explain the problem, and how it's been fixed etc etc when you req. recon.

    Anyone with more/different knowledge, please jump in.....
     
  6. kryseo

    kryseo Regular Member

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    No duplication on my part as all my contents are uniquely written by my team of writers. Rather I have seen my contents being copied by other sites though. Which makes this very frustrating as I thought G wants unique contents and I am the original source. :(

    Unlikely, the visit is not by robots. The stats tracks unique human visitors and shows a person from Mount.view using chrome 11 on a MACOSX visiting. Definitely no robots.

    I do hope that this is the case and expires in 3 months time. I am looking at how to bring back my rankings through other means, e.g. 301 redirects. I am thinking of cloning the whole site and applying 301 on all the existing links to the new site and passing the link juice.

    Too much effort and investment has already been expanded into this site which accounts for a substantial income. Now that it got booted out I am really at a loss on what to do....I am shaking even at this moment typing this ... :(