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Unnatural Inbound Links Persist

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by Nicole Sparkle, Mar 8, 2017.

  1. Nicole Sparkle

    Nicole Sparkle Newbie

    Feb 22, 2017
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    Hey everyone,

    I have a number of sites hit with a partial Google penalty for "unnatural inbound links". These penalties have weighed heavily on my businesses and slowly over 6 months traffic has dwindled. Although it's a partial penalty that supposedly only affects the links pointing to your site, it has become apparent that's not the case.

    After a series of intensive and well thought out disavows and reconsideration requests - only a few penalties have been lifted. The sites with lifted penalties were my weakest sites, and I had to disavow nearly 90% of links (including quality ones) to get them lifted.

    I'm now on disavow number 4/5 for all my sites and google seems to be pulling relevant, natural backlinks and flagging those too (not paid for, directly relevant backlinks). They've flagged obviously relevant, high-quality links multiple times which leads me to believe the process is 90% algorithm driven. Does anyone have experience with this specific penalty? How does this process work with Google? It seems like they read each of my reconsideration messages but it also seems like an algorithm just continually flags links, regardless of context, until the entire backlink profile is decimated. Looking to have disavow #5/#6 be the last! Anything helps!