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With Google, its all a game of wits!!!

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by seoguy81, Nov 7, 2012.

  1. seoguy81

    seoguy81 Power Member

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    I have about 3 money sites, each of which were hit one after another since May 2012. There have been times when I thought of almost giving up on these sites, but somehow managed to 'build new sites' from the lessons learnt previously.

    I was checking my sites today and was pleasantly surprised. Site #1, which when searching for mydomainname would show results for another similar sounding domain, today it now displays my site completely. Site #2, got hit by the second penguin update is finally moving back up the ranks. (moved from #1 to #20 after Penguin 2.0 and now back to #4)

    Traffic has been increasing slowly but steadily. Also these past months forced me to look into other traffic streams. I'm now using Videos which is proving to be a great way to bring traffic and make sales as well.

    Just wanted to update this here and especially for those whose bread and butter comes from IM, don't give up. You've heard this before, but its easier said than done.

    I'm sure there will be many more stupid updates from Google, but the key is to just keep doing what you are doing. I'm almost convinced that every time Google's updates takes out high serp ranking sites, at least half of these sites end up being ignored and thus just disappear over time.

    Also be sure to set aside some money from your profits. Last 2 - 3 months my revenue took a nosedive and if it wasn't for the savings I made in the previous months, it would have been difficult to even buy a pack of smokes.

    Moral of the story: Just keep doing what you are doing, no matter what update google throws at you and try out new things.

    Hope this is of help to other members who might be struggling with IM.
     
  2. Ubunga

    Ubunga Newbie

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    Thank you so much. You enlighten me.
     
  3. wokaka

    wokaka Senior Member

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    keep doing what you are doing can be ambiguous mate. What we need to do is to ADAPT and not just do what we are doing without any innovation and diversification. Nokia was doing what they were doing and look where they were heading (from king of phones to king of decline). What we need to do is keep doing what we do BUT we also need to always look for new opportunities and new threats.
     
  4. seoguy81

    seoguy81 Power Member

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    Yes, that's what I meant, to adapt while not giving up. One of my other secondary site pretty much dropped off rankings as I left it untouched after the first update. So yes, its all about adapting and changing, but the bottom line is not to give up work on the site just because it got hit.
     
  5. tejsin

    tejsin Power Member

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    good rules. well, GoOglE its twisted for sure! :p