Did I get a PENALTY!?!??!

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I was cruising on page one and decided to build thousands of links in one go. I am now nowhere to be found on most SE including google of course however nothing appears on my google webmasters account? whats going on?

According to majesticseo.com though, I only have 380 backlinks and according to ahrefs I have "No results for specified domain/URL in Ahrefs Index."

How do I recover now?

thanks!
#penalty
  • Profile picture of the author Blue445nm
    Originally Posted by eduguate View Post

    I was cruising on page one and decided to build thousands of links in one go.
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    • Profile picture of the author Housing5
      Sounds like you done goofed... how much work have you put into this site? And have you made any other recent changes (i.e., themes, etc.)?
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      • Profile picture of the author Digitalis
        Originally Posted by Housing5 View Post

        Sounds like you done goofed... how much work have you put into this site? And have you made any other recent changes (i.e., themes, etc.)?
        not much but enough. im sure it was the blast...
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        • Profile picture of the author Housing5
          Originally Posted by eduguate View Post

          not much but enough. im sure it was the blast...
          Ouch... I'd almost say scrap this site and use it as a case study on how to get out of the box.
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    • Profile picture of the author Digitalis
      Originally Posted by Blue445nm View Post

      I like testing the limits, but yeah I now know it was a dumb move. Thanks for you useless comment!
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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
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    Now you know why you shouldn't blast links at your pages.

    Anytime you blast a page it's going to dance in the SERPs as Google servers try to recalculate the blasted pages correct SERP position.
    1. Stop blasting junk links
    2. Let the SERPs settle down, work on another site/project
    3. Once the SERPs settle down, build a few quality links (no junk blast)
    4. Repeat...
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  • Profile picture of the author Digitalis
    So is this a penalty or sandbox? Would a penalty appear my google webmasters account.
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    • Profile picture of the author FredJones
      Hope it's just a dance because of the link bombing.

      Tells you once more how easy it is to hurt competitors in Google these days.
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      • Profile picture of the author Digitalis
        Originally Posted by FredJones View Post

        Hope it's just a dance because of the link bombing.

        Tells you once more how easy it is to hurt competitors in Google these days.
        Well my site is still ranking on page 1, 2, 3, and 7 on some local google SE's according to Rank Tracker, and it's still on page 1 on a couple bing and yahoo local SE's. But it doesn't appear on top 100 on most SE's.

        What would you say?
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  • Profile picture of the author gPlayer
    Hope its google dance. Don't try to build any more bad links. Try to build few quality links.
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    • Profile picture of the author Digitalis
      Originally Posted by gPlayer View Post

      Hope its google dance. Don't try to build any more bad links. Try to build few quality links.
      ok I'll hope, what if it's not?
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  • Profile picture of the author Digitalis
    well, I came back to page 2 for a few days and now I'm complety gone google! what's going on?
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  • Profile picture of the author wadboram
    Just make sure that you site is indexed then It could take up to 3 weeks to get back to your rankings especially if your site is that new
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    • Profile picture of the author Digitalis
      Originally Posted by wadboram View Post

      Just make sure that you site is indexed then It could take up to 3 weeks to get back to your rankings especially if your site is that new
      yes, it's still indexed, but in terms of rankings has been completly gone for quite a few days now.

      3 weeks? Not bad at all, I can defintely wait! Is that the most it can be?

      thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author wadboram
    Nobody can be 100% sure of what will happen and how long does it take. I'm sharing similar things that happen to one of the sites I own.
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  • Profile picture of the author Digitalis
    ok, well we'll see, thanks a lot!
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