My Penguin Recovery Journal

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Ok so my main site got killed by penguin, even though I have original content and I'm the best author in my niche. I had a couple of key pages ranking #1 - #3 for my top 3 keywords, and now I'm no where to be found.
  • Yesterday I went and removed about 50-60 back-links that were created through a VA.
  • I went to my two best pages that were ranking at the top of the first page on SERPs and reduced keyword density, which was high around 6% down to 2%.
  • I rebuilt my sitemap, changed the priorities to 1.0 for homepage and 0.9 for everything else. And submitted to google
  • Reduced keyword density on my sales copy

I'm also building out two new website in case I can't bring my site back. Best case scenario my site comes back and I have two additions sites that could be ranking well. We'll see what happens.

What do you guys think? Anything I missed?
#journal #penguin #recovery
  • Profile picture of the author HKSEO Jonbones
    Good luck with the resubmission, I've heard it goes both ways--they keep you penalized, and say tough, or you may comeback stronger than before.

    good luck with it, man
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    • Profile picture of the author FlyinSolo
      One question.

      I sell a product through clickbank.

      Affiliates have created lots of spammy looking links to my site. Nothing I can do about those...

      Is it time to stop using Affiliate marketing?
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      • Profile picture of the author HKSEO Jonbones
        Originally Posted by FlyinSolo View Post

        One question.

        I sell a product through clickbank.

        Affiliates have created lots of spammy looking links to my site. Nothing I can do about those...

        Is it time to stop using Affiliate marketing?
        Research your affiliates more before accepting them?
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        • Profile picture of the author GioSec
          I've also read that now articles with backlinks are considered unnatural links?

          So no more PAD marketing?
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          • Profile picture of the author VinRFP
            Yeah, I don't know man. I think you might be better served to just buy a new domain in the same niche and start ranking a brand new site according to what Google wants post-penguin. You may be able to get your ranking back eventually, but how much time will you have wasted spinning your wheels with a reconsideration request?
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  • Profile picture of the author Microsys
    I think most people won't see the effects of their changes before the next Penguin update. If it is a filter, Penguin related rankings and penalties will only update on Penguin refreshes
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