Another Penguin Question

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I am revamping my site after it was destroyed by Penguin. One suggestion I received here was to make the site more than just a pitch for a book. So with that in mind I am considering creating a "Knowledge Base" page that includes a couple dozen articles that are original and relate to my book's content.

Now the question is, is this the correct move or would I be better off posting the articles to sites like ezines and goarticles?

One other question, since I am creating a new site, would I be wise to buy a new domain? i.e. is the current domain cursed by Penguin forever? And if I should get a new domain should it be registered to a different name and hosted in a different place so as to avoid any continuance of the Penguin curse?

Thanks so much for any advice. For three years I was on easy street, ranking Top 3 for virtually everything I targeted. Now in a best case scenario I am number 7 or 8 and for all the big keywords I'm not in the Top 100. Traffic is down 80%. Sales are down about 90%!
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris-
    In my experience, Google tends to associate content with results (good or bad), so if you just move the same content to a new site, it might not make much difference, because they seem to track the content, not just the domain name.

    My advice would be to create your "knowledge base" as a blog on your own site using WordPress (which is free of course) . . . if you don't want the Blog to be your homepage, install WP in a folder. Then post your content there, and only AFTER it has been indexed by Google, then post to article directories etc.

    Doing the blog, plus some high quality backlinking to your site and blog posts, and you should see improvements.

    Hope this helps

    Chris
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    • Profile picture of the author Amzi
      This video have give me some idea on facing The CURSE OF PENGUIN..Check it out.it might help. >> here
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      • Profile picture of the author JonathanR
        Originally Posted by Amzi View Post

        This video have give me some idea on facing The CURSE OF PENGUIN..Check it out.it might help. >> here
        The problem is that no one seems to agree on Penguin. There are plenty of people who say the SENUKE approach to Penguin is just plain wrong. Some say you need to remove all the bad links. Some say it's all about onsite optimization. Some say you're better off starting from scratch with a new site. Meanwhile my business has been destroyed. I'm ready to try to begin a comeback, but I need to get with someone who truly understands what Penguin does. I don't want to build a completely new site at the same URL only to find out that I will never recover using the same URL. At the same time, I don't want to invest in a brand new domain and start from scratch only to find that I could have recovered with my old domain.
        Headache!
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        • Profile picture of the author Amzi
          I've tried a bunch of approach/techniques from someone who so called seo guru here.And a numbers of seo services here who claimed can recover penguin slap sites including mine.The truth is, those sites never get it ranking backs.I don't know, maybe i am wrong.Just my experienced. Conclusions? Don't use spam techniques anymore.

          Some people said spun content still works, thousand of spam comment backlinks still work well, yes i knew it works.But how about next year? if you don't mind to rebuild your site again and again each year.It's ok.

          I am not a native english speaker, sorry if my grammar not so good.
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  • Profile picture of the author scottmacair
    Originally Posted by JonathanR View Post

    I am revamping my site after it was destroyed by Penguin. One suggestion I received here was to make the site more than just a pitch for a book. So with that in mind I am considering creating a "Knowledge Base" page that includes a couple dozen articles that are original and relate to my book's content.

    Now the question is, is this the correct move or would I be better off posting the articles to sites like ezines and goarticles?

    One other question, since I am creating a new site, would I be wise to buy a new domain? i.e. is the current domain cursed by Penguin forever? And if I should get a new domain should it be registered to a different name and hosted in a different place so as to avoid any continuance of the Penguin curse?

    Thanks so much for any advice. For three years I was on easy street, ranking Top 3 for virtually everything I targeted. Now in a best case scenario I am number 7 or 8 and for all the big keywords I'm not in the Top 100. Traffic is down 80%. Sales are down about 90%!
    Post the articles on your own site and don't post to article directories for links - use them for traffic by posting useful articles.

    Probably best to get a new domain. Technically your site is not cursed forever but unless you have a lot of knowledge with analyzing backlink profiles and penguin you have no idea how far your site is over the penguin threshold.

    A new domain will be fine on your old hosting as penguin is site and keyword specific.
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  • Profile picture of the author C Rebecca
    No penalty last forever... even ban gets revoked. If you clean up your website your domain can rise again even after penguin attack.
    To me, first option seems pretty fine. Publish good content over your site and then distribute it on other reputed sources.
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