by Sanwal
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Okay so about 1 month back I had one of my sites penalized by Google for "unnatural links" and i believe that was caused by one of the fiverr gigs.

On the next week of getting penalized i submitted a reconsideration request telling them everything about that, and that i had hired a seo guy to work on my site and well detailed one. Till date i had totally forgotten about that site and start investing in domains etc until today.

Today i recieved " We received a request from a site owner to reconsider how we index the following site: http://zzzzzzzz/.
We've now reviewed your site. When we review a site, we check to see if it's in violation of our Webmaster Guidelines. If we don't find any problems, we'll reconsider our indexing of your site. If your site still doesn't appear in our search results, check our Help Center for steps you can take."

And yes i saw my site was back on Google and with higher rankings than before!! And as of half day today i have received 100% more visitors than i use to receive before!!!

Seriously I'm jumping in joy, and now because of that i've really got my interest back in developing sites!

Thank you Google, I love you!!

Now I will not buy any fiverr gigs and just do everything myself, although the ranking which i have currently would have never been the same if i hadn't bought those gigs but any of those can destroy you and get your site out of the big G's index!

Damn! What a day!
#happy #today
  • Profile picture of the author Elmar
    Congrats. I am glad you had a positive experience with Google. Very few of us are graced with such experience.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sanwal
    Thanks Elmer,

    From the day i got penalized, until today, I was really pissed at Google and really was considering just leaving IM and developing sites, but the reconsideration has really got me excited on further building on this one and starting my other site projects!
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  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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    Great job. I usually just delete my sites when I piss Google off. Good to know you can recuperate.
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  • Profile picture of the author Brooke Milt
    CONGRATS CONGRATS CONGRATS. The fact that the Big G would admit to a mistake is a feat in itself.
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  • Profile picture of the author Trevor M
    Congratulations! Persistence pays off in the end.

    I've had some horrible experiences with Google. Consider yourself one of the lucky few

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  • Profile picture of the author Sanwal
    Thanks all of you!

    Wow, still seems unbelievable and the fact that the ranking have vastly increased since it got penalized makes the occasion even better!
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  • Profile picture of the author Jonathan Joseph
    Congrats Sanwal! Way to follow-up with Google, and keep a professional approach, and positive outlook! Keep up the great work.
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  • Profile picture of the author Lori Kelly
    Congratulations. It's good to hear your site is back and doing better than before. I've always been afraid to use fiverr gigs. Good for you!
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  • Profile picture of the author Onora Oz
    Originally Posted by Ghufran1 View Post


    And yes i saw my site was back on Google and with higher rankings than before!! And as of half day today i have received 100% more visitors than i use to receive before!!!
    Congratulations. Communication is the key in business.

    However, I didn't understand this part. Are you saying that G. is rewarding you by bumping your stats?
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  • Profile picture of the author Eduard Stinga
    Haha, one of the few "Thank you Google" posts you see on this forum (Actually it's the first for me).
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  • Profile picture of the author datingworld
    this is something unusual fro Google to do, you are lucky mate, Good Luck with your sites.
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  • Profile picture of the author YasirYar
    Congratulations!

    I haven't heard of Google actually responding to these reconsideration requests. Great stuff from them. I must say most people are not near as lucky as you - make the most of this regained opportunity.
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  • Profile picture of the author Trevor
    Congratulations. That must be a great feeling they put your site back into the SERPs. I actually never had this happen to any of my sites, of course, some of them do drop in rankings or disappear completely from the SERPs but usually that's not due to a penalty but rather the "Dance" - the sites always get back at stronger positions, after investing some time and effort into backlinking and content creation.
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  • Profile picture of the author IMHunter
    Congrats man! Have fun and don't do spammy links again.
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  • Profile picture of the author Joseph Robinson
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    Wait...a happy thread on the Main Section: I call bulls***.

    Congratulations though, and hopefully people heed the lesson in this post: follow the freaking rules of whatever site/platform you associate with; and you are good to go.
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  • Profile picture of the author eva dora
    You can buy fiverr gigs to get your competitors penalized with the method you just described.
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    • Profile picture of the author Sanwal
      Originally Posted by eva dora View Post

      You can buy fiverr gigs to get your competitors penalized with the method you just described.
      I do not know about that, but 1 thing is certain, I wouldn't go that low just to get above them.


      I have never had to put in a consideration request before, but I knew it, even if i wasn't fully upfront I did give them a detailed but honest request, the 1 thing that i wasn't fully upfront about was fiverr gigs. Didn't mention "Fiverr gigs" in the request but did say "Seo guy i hired."

      I have personally never done any black hat stuff, once, just bought no hands seo, but it's been 4-5 months since i last used it (Totally cut that software of)

      Now, the fiverr gigs i bought, all but one or two were not manual. Manual social bookmarks and just a few links are far far better than those crazy blasts (This was the thing i ordered with a bad judgement).

      I'll just share a few results,

      Before being penalized my site was sitting at number 17 of google and many 2nd and 1st page other keywords (Which have over 50k-100k) exact searches.

      As of today, my main keyword is number 3 of google, which was 6 a couple of days back and 16th before being penalized, my traffic has increased by a tremendous amount, and by tremendous i mean 1000-2000 percent! And my earnings have also sky rocketed.


      I have just outsourced 20, 500 word articles from freelancer and will be publishing them on my blog every other day!


      I have personally experienced how hard it can be when Google abandons you, but I guess i'm over that "dark phase" however from now onwards, won't even do anything "blackhat" or "automated" to get my site penalized or even have to give in another reconsideration request. Plus i'll take this as my last chance and just do everything manually with quality!

      I had also started commodities trading cause of this, but it's back to the safer business now!


      I'm so over whelmed, and thank you so much guys for the congrats!
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      • Profile picture of the author Dellco
        Originally Posted by Ghufran1 View Post

        I do not know about that, but 1 thing is certain, I wouldn't go that low just to get above them.


        I have never had to put in a consideration request before, but I knew it, even if i wasn't fully upfront I did give them a detailed but honest request, the 1 thing that i wasn't fully upfront about was fiverr gigs. Didn't mention "Fiverr gigs" in the request but did say "Seo guy i hired."

        I have personally never done any black hat stuff, once, just bought no hands seo, but it's been 4-5 months since i last used it (Totally cut that software of)

        Now, the fiverr gigs i bought, all but one or two were not manual. Manual social bookmarks and just a few links are far far better than those crazy blasts (This was the thing i ordered with a bad judgement).

        I'll just share a few results,

        Before being penalized my site was sitting at number 17 of google and many 2nd and 1st page other keywords (Which have over 50k-100k) exact searches.

        As of today, my main keyword is number 3 of google, which was 6 a couple of days back and 16th before being penalized, my traffic has increased by a tremendous amount, and by tremendous i mean 1000-2000 percent! And my earnings have also sky rocketed.


        I have just outsourced 20, 500 word articles from freelancer and will be publishing them on my blog every other day!


        I have personally experienced how hard it can be when Google abandons you, but I guess i'm over that "dark phase" however from now onwards, won't even do anything "blackhat" or "automated" to get my site penalized or even have to give in another reconsideration request. Plus i'll take this as my last chance and just do everything manually with quality!

        I had also started commodities trading cause of this, but it's back to the safer business now!


        I'm so over whelmed, and thank you so much guys for the congrats!
        You've done the right thing to be in "safer" business now. Consider yourself lucky, but you are not the only one.

        I too had a site that was banned in the index and banned by Adsense both reinstated before, talk about a double whammy....

        Just be aware that all this internet-marketing-with-a-high-degree-of-reliance-on-Google can be one of the most dangerous business pursuits anyone can undertake. It's neither passive nor stable, and that is the TRUTH.
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    Congrats on your unusual fortune. I think you should start developing more sites more often now.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jordan Kovats
    Request for Reconsideration can and do work. Been there done that. Too many people here think Google is a big algorithm, and nothing else. There are people behind those email massages. Talk with them, communicate, work with them. It's ok to make mistakes, admit them...just fix them, and move on.
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    • Profile picture of the author cagliostro
      Originally Posted by theseoguys View Post

      Request for Reconsideration can and do work. Been there done that. Too many people here think Google is a big algorithm, and nothing else. There are people behind those email massages. Talk with them, communicate, work with them. It's ok to make mistakes, admit them...just fix them, and move on.
      I'm sorry. Are we talking about the Police here ?
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      • Profile picture of the author Dellco
        Originally Posted by cagliostro View Post

        I'm sorry. Are we talking about the Gestapo here ?
        Fixed for ya.
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  • Profile picture of the author OmarNegron
    Congrats my friend.

    =-)

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  • Profile picture of the author savedbyhim01
    Congratulations. Your story sounds like a one in fifty. Its good to know that Google may actually listen to a person on occasion.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rache
    its nice to see the word "happy" on a topic subject...That's a good news, Google response normally takes time and its a frustrating experience. Glad to hear you're back on top, keep it up!
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  • Profile picture of the author adriel97
    Congrats! It's good to see that it's possible to get back in Google's good graces if you take the necessary steps. Good luck in the future.
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  • Profile picture of the author Bond Girl
    I didn't think that sending a reconsideration request ever worked, good to know it does! Thanks for sharing!
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  • Profile picture of the author Oranges
    congrats!
    Rare care scenario though! But still something positive to look for.
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  • Profile picture of the author rosesmark
    Congrats man..Now you relax, I hope so
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  • Profile picture of the author pentawebexperts
    Congratulations! you are the one of the guys who have a horrible experience of Google Penalty and fortunate of getting out of it. You must be thankful to Google at the positive given to you.
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  • Profile picture of the author Seo Mall
    Ahahaha, what's a cool story)
    Man, BIG congrats!
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  • Profile picture of the author WF99
    yoo thats great news ..
    Congratulations mate
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    Congratz! Good to hear some good news from the G once in awhile.
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  • Profile picture of the author outwest
    This fiverr gigs are bad is sometimes true sometimes BS

    I did a fiverr gig, the linkwheel where they hand made 5 web2.0 properties with article you submitted, then they spun it etc, then backlinked those web2.0 etc

    My site certainly didnt drop, its now number one, has never dropped except when i lost 10 backlinks from domains I did not myself renew

    so all this FIVERR GIGS WILL KILL YOUR RANKINGS.........is a bit exaggerated

    if you are stupid enough to blast the main money page with several thousand profile links etc , then yes, you are correct
    but people who are careful to choose the correct gig, wont have that happen
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    • Profile picture of the author Sanwal
      Originally Posted by outwest View Post

      This fiverr gigs are bad is sometimes true sometimes BS

      I did a fiverr gig, the linkwheel where they hand made 5 web2.0 properties with article you submitted, then they spun it etc, then backlinked those web2.0 etc

      My site certainly didnt drop, its now number one, has never dropped except when i lost 10 backlinks from domains I did not myself renew

      so all this FIVERR GIGS WILL KILL YOUR RANKINGS.........is a bit exaggerated

      if you are stupid enough to blast the main money page with several thousand profile links etc , then yes, you are correct
      but people who are careful to choose the correct gig, wont have that happen
      Have another good look at my post, agree with you 100%, fiverr has helped me but as i said above the link blasts and all those 1000s of backlinks are totally crap, whilst linkwheels are really really helpful, anyways, will not be using them anymore, as they are somewhat greyhat too, now the white hat way
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  • Profile picture of the author Mark watling
    This is really good for you and many Congratulations from my side.


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  • Profile picture of the author mrehan
    Congrats....A real "David vs Goliath" story in today's world
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    Glad to hear that...you definitely beat the big G.
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  • Profile picture of the author richardfranklin
    Congrats. You are pretty lucky as you got your website back on Google. There are numberless people who don't get back their sites. Enjoy the moments.
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  • Profile picture of the author perfect
    Really glad to know that google have time to write to website owner.
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  • Profile picture of the author stevo235
    Congrats man, I guess sometimes thing do turn out the way we want them too
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  • Profile picture of the author John Williamson
    Congrats, I do believe this is the first time I've heard of someone having a positive experience with the big G.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rukshan
    Nice to see that your site come again with a good result. You are lucky!
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    • Profile picture of the author setsune
      Congratz, man! You're very lucky..

      I've bad experience with G, it even has been de-indexed since I bought the domain 8 months ago.. The previous owner must do something which is really2 bad.. I ask consideration couple times but G reject it.

      BTW, do you mind to inform what kind of gig that you used in fiverr which made your site de-indexed?
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  • Profile picture of the author rado0
    Congrats! I am always to happy to read stories like yours. Keep it up
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  • Profile picture of the author Trevor
    Congratulations. Always great to get the rankings back and the cash flow rolling again
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    Congrats brother... Glad to hear that brother.. Keep it Up
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    Congratulation ,goon news
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  • Profile picture of the author gardenkeeper
    Congratulations, it is really great and joyful to improve the site like this. Google is always a nice search engine, ehh.
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