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Unnatural Links Message - When does the drop start?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by subster, Oct 31, 2015.

  1. subster

    subster Elite Member

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    Hi there,

    this morning I got the unnatural links warning. I know from which service it came, because - until I ordered new ones yesterday - only one was running on my site.
    However, today the email from google sweetened my first vacation day and I rechecked the ranking, updated them on serpbook. BUT wether in the traffic nor in terms of ranking positions there was drop. Actually rankings increased a bit.

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    Does it take some time after the message until the manual action by Google applies? Should be the drop already there?

    Thanks for some quick heads up as I am about starting into vacation and it would be calming to read, that the filters are already applied when the email has been sent.

    Best wishes
     
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  2. Santhor

    Santhor Junior Member

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    Subster, it's a partial match that targets only specific links/pages, so you shouldn't see a site-wide drop. My experience is that the damage is done by the time you see the message (it happened to me 2 days ago, and mine was site-wide). Could I ask which service you suspect? You can send me a PM if you don't want to out them here.
     
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  3. SuperLinks

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    Yep - it typically takes 2-3 weeks.

    Time to start on the link removal process to get the penalty removed or ditch the domain entirely. Your call.
     
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  4. subster

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    Until now rankings only bettered. Links are all removed now, hope only the best... Domain ditch is not N option this one...