A fellow Warrier Has My Site Dropping Like A Stone... Can you help?

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Hey Guys.... I am really down here. I am not an internet marketer but I do run a local service business and I really screwed things up.. I guess....

Background.

A few months ago I made the mistake of buying a link on a PR7 site from a fellow warrier. I assumed it was one link on one page. Well I now have over 5000 links showing in webmaster tools from his spammy site. Every time he posts an article on his page ( which has nada to do with my nitch ) another link is created. The worst part is that my anchor text is my main keyword and it goes directly to my homepage.

My site was really doing well then it began sinking and keywords that I was page 1 for are now page 3 or 4.

I dont think I can really recover because he continues to post more and create additional backlinks each day. I have made several attempts to contact the seller/webmaster both on warrior and regular emails with no reply.

If anyone has a suggestion, please let me know. This is literally keeping me up at night.

I am afraid I may have to start a new domain name and move the site to it, then just 302 the old name since it is on my truck and business cards.....
#dropping #fellow #site #stone #warrier
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    Can you ask him to remove your link from his template/side bar etc?
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    • Profile picture of the author gotlinks
      Originally Posted by jodiesmitham View Post

      Can you ask him to remove your link from his template/side bar etc?
      Read the OPS post man. He has already tried that. Time for more drastic measures.
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    Use the Google disavow tool if possible.
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      Originally Posted by bnetwork View Post

      Use the Google disavow tool if possible.
      Lol, a magic button (presses button).
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    Well I did use the disavow tool just now..... it says it can take weeks though.
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    • Profile picture of the author gotlinks
      Originally Posted by spyke45 View Post

      Well I did use the disavow tool just now..... it says it can take weeks though.
      Yes it can. Unfortunately.

      But even if they remove the backlink your ranking may not increase friend.

      You should be getting quality naked links and pinging your site while u wait (check my sig for an offer that does this).
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      • Profile picture of the author Mantasmo
        Originally Posted by gotlinks View Post

        Yes it can. Unfortunately.

        But even if they remove the backlink your ranking may not increase friend.

        You should be getting quality naked links and pinging your site while u wait (check my sig for an offer that does this).
        Absolutely no need to ping anything.

        Just wait for your links to be re-evaluated and see what happens.
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        • Profile picture of the author gotlinks
          Originally Posted by bnetwork View Post

          Absolutely no need to ping anything.

          Just wait for your links to be re-evaluated and see what happens.
          Actually mate, if he were to ping his site he would see rank improvements just from that.

          Don't believe me try it yourself, pick a page your on page 2-3 for. Ping it daily for 2 weeks. Come back and then talk to me.
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          • Profile picture of the author Mantasmo
            Originally Posted by gotlinks View Post

            Actually mate, if he were to ping his site he would see rank improvements just from that.

            Don't believe me try it yourself, pick a page your on page 2-3 for. Ping it daily for 2 weeks. Come back and then talk to me.
            lulz x100.
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            • Profile picture of the author gotlinks
              Originally Posted by bnetwork View Post

              lulz x100.
              Seriously man, I dare you to try it.

              Google is all about FRESH content. If you add it every other day and ping everyday I guarantee you will move up several positions. Just today I have moved up one clients site simply from doing this from page 2 to #3 on the first page and have quadrupled there traffic.

              Best part? I did it free for them because im awesome.

              Wheres your track record of ranking improvements that fast by doing all white-hat seo? Best of luck to the OP im outta here.
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              • Profile picture of the author jackwebson
                Even though that link will be removed from his site still there's no assurance that your rankings will regain (based on my experience though). The new feature of Webmaster tools which is the disavow link might help.
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            Originally Posted by gotlinks View Post

            Actually mate, if he were to ping his site he would see rank improvements just from that.

            Don't believe me try it yourself, pick a page your on page 2-3 for. Ping it daily for 2 weeks. Come back and then talk to me.
            Dear Shannon: which pinging tool you will suggest. Is there an automated way to ping all my pages. It is a big site with thousands of pages. Can i give it a text file of my site's urls and let it ping.
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            • Profile picture of the author gotlinks
              Originally Posted by jfambrini View Post

              Dear Shannon: which pinging tool you will suggest. Is there an automated way to ping all my pages. It is a big site with thousands of pages. Can i give it a text file of my site's urls and let it ping.
              I use http://www.pingmylink.com/

              Just submit your Homepage URL and your sitemap.

              Should index everything after 24-48 hrs
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  • Profile picture of the author MrDay
    Quit worrying so much!

    One backlink isn't going to make that much difference. And if his site is still PR7, then that means it's probably looked at as an authority site in Google's eyes.

    --What if this person linked to you even without your consent just like many sites do in their blog rolls as a resource?

    If a few backlinks were that powerful, then we could sink our competitors by linking to them, right?

    Just ask to get link removed......

    And I wouldn't be purposely going after blog rolls anymore, if it happens naturally that's cool, you have no control over that.
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    Originally Posted by spyke45 View Post

    Hey Guys.... I am really down here. I am not an internet marketer but I do run a local service business and I really screwed things up.. I guess....

    Background.

    A few months ago I made the mistake of buying a link on a PR7 site from a fellow warrier. I assumed it was one link on one page. Well I now have over 5000 links showing in webmaster tools from his spammy site. Every time he posts an article on his page ( which has nada to do with my nitch ) another link is created. The worst part is that my anchor text is my main keyword and it goes directly to my homepage.

    My site was really doing well then it began sinking and keywords that I was page 1 for are now page 3 or 4.

    I dont think I can really recover because he continues to post more and create additional backlinks each day. I have made several attempts to contact the seller/webmaster both on warrior and regular emails with no reply.

    If anyone has a suggestion, please let me know. This is literally keeping me up at night.

    I am afraid I may have to start a new domain name and move the site to it, then just 302 the old name since it is on my truck and business cards.....
    Let me guess.. ''enjoy the massive pr7 link juice?''
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    • Profile picture of the author spyke45
      Originally Posted by GodMode52 View Post

      Let me guess.. ''enjoy the massive pr7 link juice?''
      yeah... thats the one. Again if it was just one link on a spammy page I wouldnt waste a second on it.... but this piece of crap has put over 5000 links out there.
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      • Profile picture of the author Liam Hamer
        I have had similar problems. Admittedly, I foolishly bought some 'high PR' Fiverr blogroll links last year. In the last few months, I have been writing to the sellers and asking them to remove them. One guy had a huge site with thousands of posts/pages(same as your situation) and he removed my link.

        Another guy, I have written to him 3 times, he hasn't responded and my links remain. There are around 500 sitewide links as a result of the one blogroll link. I think I'll probably give the Disavow tool a try.

        Really hope things work out for your site
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        • Profile picture of the author jackwebson
          Originally Posted by Liam Hamer View Post

          I have had similar problems. Admittedly, I foolishly bought some 'high PR' Fiverr blogroll links last year. In the last few months, I have been writing to the sellers and asking them to remove them. One guy had a huge site with thousands of posts/pages(same as your situation) and he removed my link.

          Another guy, I have written to him 3 times, he hasn't responded and my links remain. There are around 500 sitewide links as a result of the one blogroll link. I think I'll probably give the Disavow tool a try.

          Really hope things work out for your site
          You should really give a try to that tool friend. Good luck
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  • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
    Do not ping the site over and over again. That is a horrible idea.
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    • Profile picture of the author gotlinks
      Originally Posted by MikeFriedman View Post

      Do not ping the site over and over again. That is a horrible idea.
      Do you have any proof that its bad? It has done nothing bad for me, just improves my rankings TREMENDOUSLY.
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      • Profile picture of the author Mike Anthony
        Originally Posted by gotlinks View Post

        Do you have any proof that its bad? It has done nothing bad for me, just improves my rankings TREMENDOUSLY.

        If thats true then dude - Your serp sucks.
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        • Profile picture of the author gotlinks
          Originally Posted by Mike Anthony View Post

          If thats true then dude - Your serp sucks.
          How would you know?

          I haven't shown you what sites I've ranked. I love how everyone assumes my sig link site is ranked (I never claimed that nor have any desire to rank it) it's a personal blog idc who reads it.
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  • Profile picture of the author twilightofidols
    In the future you know to ask what kind of link it is.

    Contextual?
    Sidebar?
    Footer?

    Site-wide?
    Home Page?
    Sub-page/post?
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  • Profile picture of the author bsbear
    Please don't purchase SEO gigs from Fiverr.

    You are asking to get penalized.

    What happened is Google realized you were buying SEO (low quality at that) and penalized you.

    Just spend some time increasing the quality of your backlink portfolio.
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  • Profile picture of the author ronnieavelino
    Originally Posted by spyke45 View Post

    Hey Guys.... I am really down here. I am not an internet marketer but I do run a local service business and I really screwed things up.. I guess....

    Background.

    A few months ago I made the mistake of buying a link on a PR7 site from a fellow warrier. I assumed it was one link on one page. Well I now have over 5000 links showing in webmaster tools from his spammy site. Every time he posts an article on his page ( which has nada to do with my nitch ) another link is created. The worst part is that my anchor text is my main keyword and it goes directly to my homepage.

    My site was really doing well then it began sinking and keywords that I was page 1 for are now page 3 or 4.

    I dont think I can really recover because he continues to post more and create additional backlinks each day. I have made several attempts to contact the seller/webmaster both on warrior and regular emails with no reply.

    If anyone has a suggestion, please let me know. This is literally keeping me up at night.

    I am afraid I may have to start a new domain name and move the site to it, then just 302 the old name since it is on my truck and business cards.....
    Hey, have you heard Google Disavow Link Tool? Use that and just build quality backlinks on it
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  • Profile picture of the author spyke45
    UPDATE:

    The webmaster of the site in question has removed all the links across the site were removed. They are still listed when I check webmaster tools. Any idea how long it will take google to deindex those links?
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    • Profile picture of the author hondablaster
      Try up to a month. I have several blogs and I do link testing back and fourth. I can remove a link and force webmaster tools to reindex the page and still see it on the other domain for up to a month.

      This is in webmaster tools BTW but I think the offending juice from it goes away much earlier. Webmaster tools is very incremental so changes made wont show up in your dashboard for a few days to a few weeks depending one whatever cycle WT is using.
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      • Profile picture of the author paulgl
        I can't find it here....at least not outright...but
        why is it "we" assume said link is the cause of such
        nonsense?

        A lot of assumptions being made in this thread, along with
        some pretty lousy, if not useless, info.

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