What's with the Google Penalty?

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  1. Rachmaninoff

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    The thing is, one of my moneysites got a penalty for "Unnatural inbound links" some time ago. I've sent reconsideration request three times but kept getting rejected in the end. I somewhat gave up and removed the site from GWT entirely. Though I didn't ditch the blog as it has a good amount of returning visitors, and it's ranked #1 for some high searches keywords on Bing and Yahoo and still making decent money.

    One day, I did a test, I put the moneysite offline and let Google deindex them, then I put it back online on a new server and reindex them. The funny thing is, they're all indexed now while previously the homepage is deindexed due to the penalty.

    Then I started to build new links slowly myself, so far I've built nine aged web2.0, 34 new web2.0, and six days ago I added 29 links of my own PBN aiming for two high competition keywords. Then I figured out two days ago one of the keywords back to #1 on Google lol and started to bank hard again.

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    Has anyone experienced like this before? What's with the google penalty?

    I hope this is gonna last a bit longer though. #fingerscrossed
     
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  2. validseo

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    Interesting... if Google is running a "zone" strategy maybe your site on the old server was in a flagged "zone". The only other thing I can think of is that taking it offline for a while reset the flag. That would be a HUGE hack if it is reproducible. :)
     
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    Your domain was flagged for unnatural linkbuilding. It still stays flagged, so deindexing and reindexing from a different server was a real smart move. You should do just fine with the new domain. Bank hard.
     
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    This is strangest thing I've read. But knowing Google, anything is possible. Google is like a 17 year old girlfriend who loves you or hates you...with a passion.
     
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    Interesting post actually. If this works with the google penalty then it's new and indeed a hack, nice ;)
     
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    I Read about something like this just yesterday on moz I think, how long was the site deindexed?
    It seems like google only mask out your results if you do it for a short period.
     
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    I was shocked at first once google reindex them. I thought I was a bit lucky or something.

    Yeah I got negative seo from my competitors and that's how I got the penalty. I know that disavowing them won't help much, so I decided to build new quality links instead. Glad that my hard work is finally paid off. :D

    Lol yeah just like girlfriend on her period.

    I hope so :D

    A few months I think.
     
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    Did you 301 to a new domain or the same domain ?
     
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    Great find, its time to put my darker shade of black hat on and celebrate this with a toast..

     
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  10. Rachmaninoff

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    I did not use any 301 redirection. I'm using the same domain.

    you must be fun at parties. :D
     
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    What do you mean with a new server? New hosting?
     
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    Yes, correct. I moved it to a different hosting.
     
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    Funny thing is a lot of people don't believe I'm Matt Cutts. They will even take this as a joke. What I don't like about websites, is people having a good time, because I'm fat and miserable.
     
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    Interesting indeed. I knew there was an expiration for Google penalty but didn't think it was that quick.
    Thought it must be at least a year or so.
     
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    Damn Matt! please don't patch this soon :D

    That's what I thought too. There's an expiration for the penalty.
     
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    How long ago was this? I had a site with manual penalty 2 years ago and disavowed but never bothered to send a reconsideration request. I just added it today to WMT and shows as no manual penalty! So penalties do expire on their own!
     
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    I m guessing your old server ip was blocked for some reasons or some issue with hold server.
     
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    I noticed a few of my old churner sites coming back up after two years. Thing is they seemed near enough impossible to re-rank.
     
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    I don't remember exactly but it's been few months. There's no need for you to send a reconsideration request though. Just put it back online on a different hosting and build new links (if you think the site still worth it).

    No, it has nothing to do with the server ip or whatsoever. It's a big hosting company we're talking about. I'm pretty sure it's due to the negative seo.

    Guess I'm lucky then.
     
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