Penguin 2.0 effected me very badly... please advise?

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Until last day all our niche pages were ranking on the first 3 SERP pages. Right now when i just open the analytics i saw only 4 people visited our website... it's really disappointing... Google throw out my 2 very top ranked pages completely out of the race, it's now not even ranking under 1000. Am in a very big shock. Well, can i still expect anymore changes from google within next few hours that i'll retain my positions back for all those bounced pages? or should i re-build my SEO strategy? SEO really matters for my niche... please advise something
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  • Profile picture of the author YellowGreenMedia
    I would wait a view days till the dust is settled before making any moves
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    • Profile picture of the author TZ
      Originally Posted by YellowGreenMedia View Post

      I would wait a view days till the dust is settled before making any moves
      Would be great if this is where they leave it!
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      • Profile picture of the author YellowGreenMedia
        Originally Posted by TZ View Post

        Would be great if this is where they leave it!
        I agree, i lost a view 100 dollars in amazon revenu, (traffic and rankings are almost 0% now) but my local sites are gaining more and more traffic and rankings for longterm keywords that my pages are not optimized for.

        But i am still not sure this is what it is, if these results are still here next week to 10 days from now then i will be a very happy camper...
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  • Profile picture of the author squadron
    Based on what I have seen so far today, blog comment links are no longer effective in competitive markets. Were most of your links from blog comments?

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    • Profile picture of the author adnan ali
      No, i never get any link from blogs commenting.... all my links are from directories, article submission websites, social bookmarking and press release sites.... Hey lemme show you my backlinks...

      Total links
      31,771
      Who links the most
      allworldlinks.com 30,976
      forpressrelease.com 36
      amazines.com 30
      freearticleadvertising.com 27
      pr-gb.com 26

      Okay, so am getting a lots of links from allworldlinks.com , should i just remove my backlink from there? Please advice
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      • Profile picture of the author squadron
        Originally Posted by adnan ali View Post

        Total links
        31,771
        Who links the most
        allworldlinks.com 30,976
        mmm, just a guess, but methinks those allworldlinks links are no longer effective.
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        • Profile picture of the author adnan ali
          I can disallow those allworldlinks.com sitewide links from webmaster tools but am still confuse that what if i remove them and i suffer more droppings in google... Those links were effective, it did boosted my website.
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      • Profile picture of the author Jimerson Farveez
        Originally Posted by adnan ali View Post

        No, i never get any link from blogs commenting.... all my links are from directories, article submission websites, social bookmarking and press release sites.... Hey lemme show you my backlinks...

        Total links
        31,771
        Who links the most
        allworldlinks.com 30,976
        forpressrelease.com 36
        amazines.com 30
        freearticleadvertising.com 27
        pr-gb.com 26

        Okay, so am getting a lots of links from allworldlinks.com , should i just remove my backlink from there? Please advice
        You had missed out contextual links from Web 2.0 sites. I mean, go for blogging using Web 2.0 - That may help you, and you can get links from your niche-related content...!!

        Article directory/press releases links were lost their value during Penguin 1.0 (I guess), but still those are good for links variation...
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      • Profile picture of the author FrankRumbauskas
        Originally Posted by adnan ali View Post

        Total links
        31,771
        Who links the most
        allworldlinks.com 30,976
        forpressrelease.com 36
        amazines.com 30
        freearticleadvertising.com 27
        pr-gb.com 26
        Well there's your answer. Forget about article sites, directories, press releases (except for VERY high-quality and expensive ones), etc. Stick with high-quality private link networks, or if you can't find or afford one, then multi-tiered linking.

        As for PR, it's total rubbish, we've learned over the years that domain age is FAR FAR more important than PR, what's why all of our sites are 5-15 years old.
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      • Profile picture of the author options
        Originally Posted by adnan ali View Post

        No, i never get any link from blogs commenting.... all my links are from directories, article submission websites, social bookmarking and press release sites.... Hey lemme show you my backlinks...

        Total links
        31,771
        Who links the most
        allworldlinks.com 30,976
        forpressrelease.com 36
        amazines.com 30
        freearticleadvertising.com 27
        pr-gb.com 26

        Okay, so am getting a lots of links from allworldlinks.com , should i just remove my backlink from there? Please advice
        I think your problem is allworldlinks.com 30,976 links from the same domain ? I guess you have the same anchor text on all those links. Are they all do follow ?
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      • Profile picture of the author Ndot India
        Originally Posted by adnan ali View Post

        No, i never get any link from blogs commenting.... all my links are from directories, article submission websites, social bookmarking and press release sites.... Hey lemme show you my backlinks...

        Total links
        31,771
        Who links the most
        allworldlinks.com 30,976
        forpressrelease.com 36
        amazines.com 30
        freearticleadvertising.com 27
        pr-gb.com 26

        Okay, so am getting a lots of links from allworldlinks.com , should i just remove my backlink from there? Please advice
        @adnan ali, you made blunder mistake by generating more than 30,000 backlinks from a particular domain. Try to remove those backlinks first. Next, what you have to do is that check your website in copyscape. Someone might have copied your website content. If anyone did this then, this is also one of the strong reason for your website ranking going down. Try to file a TakeDown against that company.
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  • Profile picture of the author nik0
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    Personally I would get rid of sitewide links yes.
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    • Profile picture of the author adnan ali
      Okay tell me how to get rid off this link? i found no way to contact directory admin
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    • Profile picture of the author online only
      Originally Posted by nik0 View Post

      Personally I would get rid of sitewide links yes.
      Why so?

      One PR6 blog has naturally linked my blog to his blogroll. Should I e-mail him and tell "I don't want my link to your blogroll, remove it asap!"
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      • Profile picture of the author adnan ali
        Just wait and watch... wait for some days, let the google settle everything down.
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      • Profile picture of the author chrisv24
        If the sitewide link is from a relevant source and is helpful to the user than you can keep it in my opinion.

        You might want to check if their site received a penalty as that could harm your site.
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      • Profile picture of the author nik0
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        Originally Posted by online only View Post

        Why so?

        One PR6 blog has naturally linked my blog to his blogroll. Should I e-mail him and tell "I don't want my link to your blogroll, remove it asap!"
        As long as it doesn't hurt your rankings then keep it, but most people deal with blogroll links from pr2, pr3, pr4 sites and you can easily miss one of those.
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  • Profile picture of the author surajramnani
    Affected me badly as well...Lets wait for a week or two and then decide what to do next..
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    • Profile picture of the author adnan ali
      You're right surajramnani, it's really very disappointing, i mean totally unfair... I did everything naturally, we wrote content from professional writers and we ranked high... now this penguin updates ruined everything.... DO you've any idea that how long will this penguin thing can take to settle everything down?
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      • Profile picture of the author surajramnani
        Originally Posted by adnan ali View Post

        You're right surajramnani, it's really very disappointing, i mean totally unfair... I did everything naturally, we wrote content from professional writers and we ranked high... now this penguin updates ruined everything.... DO you've any idea that how long will this penguin thing can take to settle everything down?
        I don't think anyone would know how they roll out these updates but one thing i do know is that things will settle down...So don't worry the update has just completed or is close to being completed...Who knows you might end up coming out better than ever...Just sit back and relax at the end of the Day neither you nor i will win..It will always be Google...
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        • Profile picture of the author adnan ali
          LOL true.... Google always win. But am only concerned about this one link from allworldlinks.com because it's generating a lot of sidewide links to my domain and it looks very odd.... and i don't want this single link to ruin everything... Do you suggest me removing this one link by disallowing it from webmaster tools or as you said to sit back and relax?
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      • Profile picture of the author nik0
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        Originally Posted by adnan ali View Post

        You're right surajramnani, it's really very disappointing, i mean totally unfair... I did everything naturally, we wrote content from professional writers and we ranked high... now this penguin updates ruined everything.... DO you've any idea that how long will this penguin thing can take to settle everything down?
        All sites that I saw to be affected didn't do things right at all.
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      • Profile picture of the author cbpayne
        Originally Posted by adnan ali View Post

        Y it's really very disappointing, i mean totally unfair..I did everything naturally
        What is this then:
        Originally Posted by adnan ali View Post

        No, i never get any link from blogs commenting.... all my links are from directories, article submission websites, social bookmarking and press release sites....
        That is as unnatural as it gets!
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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
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    First thing you need to do is stop.

    Google has a tendency to shake up the SERPs, then put a few ranked pages back like nothing ever happened.

    Or you can panic & make drastic site/link changes.
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    • Profile picture of the author surajramnani
      Originally Posted by yukon View Post

      First thing you need to do is stop.

      Google has a tendency to shake up the SERPs, then put a few ranked pages back like nothing ever happened.

      Or you can panic & make drastic site/link changes.
      Agree with you 100% mate...If the site is harmed its better to be where it is rather than putting it down even more to give google a chance to bring you back...As the saying does "Dont try to fix things it they ain't broken"
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      • Profile picture of the author adnan ali
        Well said guys... Am going with no changes and i wont remove any link-- Just relax, sit back and watch what's going to be happen
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        • Profile picture of the author online only
          Originally Posted by adnan ali View Post

          Well said guys... Am going with no changes and i wont remove any link-- Just relax, sit back and watch what's going to be happen
          Actually, you and I both know that you are already (¤/"&!&" up.:p
          Bookmarks, article submission, directory submission, blog commenting - You're doing it wrong...

          Learn some basics of SEO and start all over again. And this time don't do any mistakes. I'm not trying to be arrogant, but I have done those mistakes as well, back in 2011 ofc.
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          • Profile picture of the author adnan ali
            hahaha dude, trust me i was ranking on first 2 pages for all my targeted keywords by applying all those methods
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            • Profile picture of the author online only
              Originally Posted by adnan ali View Post

              hahaha dude, trust me i was ranking on first 2 pages for all my targeted keywords by applying all those methods
              ...until Penguin come. I have been there, done that. This is not a long-term strategy. That's all.
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              • Profile picture of the author adnan ali
                SO now where to start then? Web 2.0 links?
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            • Profile picture of the author Jimerson Farveez
              Originally Posted by adnan ali View Post

              hahaha dude, trust me i was ranking on first 2 pages for all my targeted keywords by applying all those methods
              First of all..if someone tries to help based on their experience, do not make joke about it...

              Well, If you use Web 2.0, did u apply anchor text variations? Did you created your niche related blogs? Did you contribute more content to those blogs? Were those blog target human readers or for just JUNK links? Did you apply syndication? How about anchor text variations? lol.. Get your answer yourself
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              • Profile picture of the author adnan ali
                Am dead.................
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                • Profile picture of the author Jimerson Farveez
                  Originally Posted by adnan ali View Post

                  Am dead.................
                  No you are NOT, you are sleeping, time for you to get up smartly and do study and analysis and get into battle & get your ranks back
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  • Profile picture of the author G0nzalez
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    Wait a few days, and then start working on the problem.
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  • Profile picture of the author John Romaine
    Originally Posted by adnan ali View Post

    please advise something
    Stop trying to manipulate the search results.

    Pretty simple really.
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  • Profile picture of the author wally247
    Just write plenty of fresh quality content.


    While you're doing that, I'll be doing SEO that actually works.
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  • Profile picture of the author katec
    If you have been hit with penguin stop what you are doing and start doing some SEM. Like spending some time to gain natural links
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  • Profile picture of the author yrsdi
    yup. it's also affected for some of my blog. in this month I lose 30% visitor. 80% of my blog visitors comes from google.

    just rebuild your content and replace with quality content after that doing SEO. i think it's work to improve the result on google
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