Very interesting thing happened.I got back my rankings

by zonkow
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My website was smashed very badly by the penguin and it did never come back.
I was completely hopeless about it. So I started a new site in the same niche.
However, when I checked my stats this morning, I saw that I was on the first page for my main keyword and some of the other keywords.
I'm very surprised.
Have you experienced this also?
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  • Profile picture of the author MSC
    I would not be so surprised, maybe after one month, if rankings remains the same, then it means it is permanent, but if it is on #1 for one day, the next day it can be on #56
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  • Originally Posted by zonkow View Post

    My website was smashed very badly by the penguin and it did never come back.
    I was completely hopeless about it. So I started a new site in the same niche.
    However, when I checked my stats this morning, I saw that I was on the first page for my main keyword and some of the other keywords.
    I'm very surprised.
    Have you experienced this also?
    Everyday I check my stats I hope for this too, but it never comes. This gives me some hope.

    Did you do anything to this site to trigger the resurrection?
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    • Profile picture of the author zonkow
      I just reduced the keyword density on the homepage and got rid of some bad content a few days after the penguin. Nothing changed then. I haven't touched the site for nearly 2 months.

      Originally Posted by Neville Pettersson View Post

      Everyday I check my stats I hope for this too, but it never comes. This gives me some hope.

      Did you do anything to this site to trigger the resurrection?
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      • Profile picture of the author mosthost
        Originally Posted by zonkow View Post

        I just reduced the keyword density on the homepage and got rid of some bad content a few days after the penguin. Nothing changed then. I haven't touched the site for nearly 2 months.
        Looks like your site passed through whatever threshold Penguin uses to determine penalties. Good work
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  • Profile picture of the author Dex88
    Wow... I don't understand what happened too but I'm happy for you. If you did anything special, please do share!
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  • Profile picture of the author adam337
    One of my was dropped out of SERP after penguin for two keywords. But it was in first page for other keywords. And after one month I got it back. Now its in the the first page for all the keywords.
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    • Profile picture of the author zonkow
      Originally Posted by adam337 View Post

      One of my was dropped out of SERP after penguin for two keywords. But it was in first page for other keywords. And after one month I got it back. Now its in the the first page for all the keywords.
      Did you do anything for it?
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      • Profile picture of the author Carl Brown
        The site I really hated to lose is slowly creeping back in the rankings. Not the first page, but forward movement. I have removed a lot of the links I thought most likely are a problem and did a little more internal linking. I've been wondering if the penalty was human, or automatic.
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  • Profile picture of the author makqlex00
    Strange but congrats man ..
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  • Profile picture of the author John Romaine
    I dont think anyone can take credit for recovering their rankings unless they have proven beyond doubt that they have implemented a system for doing so. Im yet to see any evidence of this.

    Making changes here and there on your site and your rankings returning is most likely purely coincidental.

    There have been algorithmic updates though, which is probably what it is.
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    • Profile picture of the author zonkow
      [QUOTE=John Romaine;6465462]I dont think anyone can take credit for recovering their rankings unless they have proven beyond doubt that they have implemented a system for doing so. Im yet to see any evidence of this.

      Making changes here and there on your site and your rankings returning is most likely purely coincidental.

      There have been algorithmic updates though, which is probably what it is.[/QUOT

      You are very negative
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    • Profile picture of the author RevSEO
      Originally Posted by John Romaine View Post

      I dont think anyone can take credit for recovering their rankings unless they have proven beyond doubt that they have implemented a system for doing so. Im yet to see any evidence of this.

      Making changes here and there on your site and your rankings returning is most likely purely coincidental.

      There have been algorithmic updates though, which is probably what it is.
      I've helped quite a few clients, through consulting and services, rebound from Penguin.

      Most sites that were crushed are making critical and blatant errors in regards to their onsite variables, and linkbuilding strategy.

      As you mentioned, Penguin was an algorithmic update, which means that as long as you correct the issues, you'll be able to recover the next time they run Penguin.
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