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Old 28th April 2012, 12:22 PM   #1
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Default I Got Hit

I got hit by Googles lastest algorithum change and lost a lot of traffic. I do not know why. I do not webspam and I do not have duplicate content. Can anyone give me advice on how to build my traffic quickly?

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Old 30th April 2012, 10:54 AM   #2
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Since you say you have been hit by the last Google update I' guessing that you are refering to lost Organic traffic (and rankings?); in which case:

I don't know about 'quickly', that's always both a potential problem (temptation to take shortcuts) and the holy grail for online businesses.

But if you have always been 'good' with your link building then I would stick with that.

Here's a quick piece from a blog I did called Best To Have a Broad SEO Strategy

"Do get backlinks. But only good ones! What is a good one? Glad you asked.
In my opinion a good backlink is one where you have a reasonable hope that someone, who you would like to do business with, who will be likely to see it, who will be interested in clicking it to come to your site, AND who will do business with you.
If it is a link in one of a 1000 (often sold by conmen in blocks of a 1000) directories with nothing to do with your niche, and never likely to be visited by your customers, let alone ever clicked on, then I would leave it well alone – and definitely do not pay for it."

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Old 7th May 2012, 03:30 PM   #3
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I don't know about 'quickly', that's always both a potential problem (temptation to take shortcuts) and the holy grail for online businesses.
I'd say the "quickly" thing is likely to be a problem.

Instead of focusing on search engines and trying to increase rankings, its best to examine your site for quality. Look at each page and make sure you have no paraphrased, "borrowed", or thin content.

When it comes to backlinks, if you have overdone it in the past, work on getting those that could appear as spam removed.

Start focusing on your visitor and providing high quality, useful (and original) content. Make your visitor happy and positive things will follow.

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Old 12th May 2012, 02:22 PM   #4
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I did a quick search on your links, and it doesn't look too bad. I'm not exactly sure why you'd get hit by Penguin...

I found some oddities though. A search for a sample of text on your homepage brought me to some site called Zazna where it is posted verbatim, with only a "nofollowed" link back to your domain. In fact, a high percentage of your backlinks are nofollowed, and there tends to be 50-100 from each domain linking to you. Those might be indicators of self-promoting links to Google.

I'd try to balance out the profile with fewer links from each domain, and aim for a few more domain links w/o nofollow attached. Gotta get out of that comfort zone - a problem I can identify with all too well

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Old 21st May 2012, 06:53 AM   #5

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Sometime competitors do negative marketing for others website and get your link updated at poor websites like link farm all this may be the reason of hit by google's new algorithm.

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Old 21st May 2012, 10:59 AM   #6

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You need to post new content on a regular basis that people will look at for a good period of time - as the new google penguin update will now take into account the amount of time visitors spend on your site - have you considered starting a blog.

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Old 21st May 2012, 02:28 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by JMac View Post
there tends to be 50-100 from each domain linking to you.
That's probably the main issue right there. Frankly, it's just not that likely that a whole bunch of other independent websites would find 50 to 100 pages of any site worthy of linking back to... and if they're linking 50 to 100 times to the same page on your site (say, the home page), it just looks even worse.

Since they're "nofollow," there's a good chance they're not passing any link juice back to you anyway (which means they weren't helping you all that much before) and they just make for an artificial-looking link profile (which means they could be hurting you now).

My advice: get rid of as many of the artificial-looking links as you can. You can then try filing a reinclusion request with Google. However, it's not a good idea to do that until you've made every effort to clean up your act.


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Old 8th June 2012, 09:03 AM   #8

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Heres a very detailed post by Chris Rempel on How to Rank After Google Penguin http://www.thelazymarketer.com/blog/...-site-got-hit/

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Old 1st October 2012, 06:00 AM   #9
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You can't say you are not involved in black hat techniques. The way you have build links is not ethical. Either you have created a similar domain to boost your website or have purchased links!!

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Old 5th February 2013, 07:34 AM   #10

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Its is very difficult to say something without analyzing your website first.Sometimes,we think,we haven't done any spam work but new updates are very strict and our previous work is putting us in penalty area.So its very necessary to analyze website for latest updates and remove or fix anything which just appears like spam form latest updates.But more important is that you should have an idea about all latest updates to analyze your website.

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