Google Slap The Clock Is Ticking!

by madmin
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We all have felt it, some less than others, some only a couple times, most of us all the fing time!

I was considering trying something unique and wanted to get opinions.

Building a complete informational page with no affiliate links and running it on adwords for a month losing money of course but building a high quality ranking. After that month I would change the page to a profitable LP.

Stupid or maybe smart?

Has anyone been slapped 1 month, 2 months, or even three months in?
#clock #google #slap #ticking
  • Profile picture of the author chihoon
    Recently, my review sites have been getting slapped by Adwords every few days. When I have a new review site, I start off with a quality score of 7/10 to even 10/10.

    After a few days, my quality score drops to 1/10.
    I have an about us, contact with a physical address and phone number, privacy, and disclaimer. I hide my affiliate links with PHP re-directs. I also have some related articles. Usually, this gives me a quality score of at least 7/10. In the last couple of weeks, my site has been getting slapped every day!

    I buy a new domain name every time I get slapped to start over again, but now I get slapped every couple of days.

    What can I do to avoid getting slapped by Adwords?
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    • Profile picture of the author ben565
      Originally Posted by chihoon View Post

      Recently, my review sites have been getting slapped by Adwords every few days. When I have a new review site, I start off with a quality score of 7/10 to even 10/10.

      After a few days, my quality score drops to 1/10.
      I have an about us, contact with a physical address and phone number, privacy, and disclaimer. I hide my affiliate links with PHP re-directs. I also have some related articles. Usually, this gives me a quality score of at least 7/10. In the last couple of weeks, my site has been getting slapped every day!

      I buy a new domain name every time I get slapped to start over again, but now I get slapped every couple of days.

      What can I do to avoid getting slapped by Adwords?
      you need to stop submitting review pages,because google sees this as a bridge page with aff links,which they do not allow anymore,

      the only way to succesfully advertise with google is to either have your own product or build out a 20 page website and capture the users email address.
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  • Profile picture of the author Myheavens
    I think if your site have good unique content then you will be fine...try to add good content and make some more pages with content only..
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  • Profile picture of the author madmin
    I would start by creating a new adwords account. Looks to me like your being watched heavily, and could encounter getting booted.

    As goes for the slap, I've had luck with buying domain names that have age, and then producing a landing page.

    I take it these review pages are hitting the same niche?

    You might be starting out to cheap on your bid prices?

    The hardest part is seeing the potential profit, and then getting slapped. They really should change the verbiage from slapped to curb stomped.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kenster
    PPC is a tough game. You can do everything right and get slapped silly or do everything wrong and do great for a while. In general, the best bet is to create an informative content site. Its becoming increasingly difficult to have a landing page with a single funnel to the call to action.

    Build a site as if you were building a real site as a web developer. Then think about how to tweak it to make it funnel to my call to action.

    at least that has helped me with big G
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    • I posted this in another thread, but thought it may be helpful in this one too.

      In the recent round of Google slaps that were supposedly about landing page quality - AdwordsAdvisor (supposedly an official Google rep) explained what the slap was really about and it was geared toward certain types of affiliate sites, not so much landing pages.

      Read about it here:

      Google Mass Bans & Warns AdWords Advertisers, But Why?

      Certain kinds of websites (ref1) are not allowed per our policies because the user experience is of low quality or we consistently receive negative feedback from our users about these kinds of pages. These sites include:

      * Data collection sites that offer the false promise of free items, etc., in order to collect private information.

      * Arbitrage sites that are designed for the purpose of showing ads

      * Affiliates who provide limited value by being a bridge page with the intent of solely driving traffic to another site or who are framing an affiliate site
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  • Profile picture of the author madmin
    Right as I post this, my page gets slapped. an extra $60/day down the tube. It's onto a new era of marketing. Everyone is correct, if you have affiliate links or even hidden aff links in your webpage your going to get slapped. Check this conversation out with a google rep I had today.

    Eddie: Additionally, if you are advertising for affiliate sites, you may have difficulty accruing traffic.
    Sam Cohen-Brown: Well I can try and raise my budget and go from there
    Sam Cohen-Brown: What do you mean?
    Eddie: Sure - that may help. However, it can be difficult to accrue traffic in the long-term with affiliate sites.


    Point tooken, onto email marketing. PPC is to hot for bridge sites.

    Any luck with other search engines?
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  • Profile picture of the author l23bc
    two words

    organic traffic

    backlinking, link wheels,rss, article writing, the more power of the page rank you can pull to the page you have the more google wont slap it it will dance round as you compete with finding the backlinks

    dont matter what search engine bing yahoo,the more you backlink the better the rankings
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    • Profile picture of the author TimScott
      Originally Posted by l23bc View Post

      two words

      organic traffic

      backlinking, link wheels,rss, article writing, the more power of the page rank you can pull to the page you have the more google wont slap it it will dance round as you compete with finding the backlinks

      dont matter what search engine bing yahoo,the more you backlink the better the rankings

      I have to agree, The only way to be successful with PPC is to truly have a unique content packed website. No more replicated crap. Even Bing and Yahoo are cracking down. But, whether you realize it or not, this is a huge opportunity to really take advantage of PPC. The competition has almost literally been wiped out, so if you can do it right, then the rewards will be tremendous.
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