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Why was this site penalized?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by sephiroth.au, Sep 16, 2010.

  1. sephiroth.au

    sephiroth.au Newbie

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    My friend recently had his website - paradisesonline - completely disappear from the Google (not completely, it still ranks for it's domain name though).

    It used to be ranking for 'resort getaways' and 'hotels luxury' (in Australia at least). Now it's nowhere to be seen for these terms.

    It hasn't been blacklisted by the looks of it. Any ideas why this site has been slapped/penalized by Google?

    Could it have been dodgy link building?
     
  2. aznxmtg

    aznxmtg Regular Member

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    Google dance maybe, how old is it? Happen to me before and it came back with stronger ranking.
     
  3. bobbylove321

    bobbylove321 BANNED BANNED

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    If it doesn't come back within 2-3 days, then it's the famous sandbox.

    This means that it could take weeks or a few months for the site to return to its position, however, within that time a bunch of competitors could have taken over the spot.

    Domain Age is a big factor, and this is why now I buy aged domains, or use aged domains that I own to build backlinks to.

    Domain Age is the KEY. (6 months+ is domain aged)
     
  4. aReJay

    aReJay Power Member

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    It could be because of the SB run or A+P links.

    If it doesn't come back in a week, you will need to login to Webmaster tools, confess your sins to Google and hope they are merciful.

    -aReJay
     
  5. Fwiffo

    Fwiffo Power Member

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    sometimes we think sites are "penalized"

    I think what happens more often is that a bonus has been taken away
     
  6. G0D0VERY0U

    G0D0VERY0U Regular Member

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    Links from bad neighborhoods are the most likely cause....
     
  7. SmileAtmyWins

    SmileAtmyWins BANNED BANNED

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    Spam links, are ones you need to stay away from. Its about quality not quantity, remember that.