Spammy links knocked off my landing page - should I use another URL?

by WSPcpa
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So I posted here a few months ago about an issue where I bought 20 links from fiverr, they ended up being way more spammy than I imagined. I got some decent rankings from it actually, but now that URL does not even show up in google. My main site still shows decent results from the quality links I have to blog posts/domain.

Should I change the URL of the landing page to something else, and start from scratch? It's not like there is a lot of work that has gone into that URL, its only those spammy links. I think that starting on a new URL will give me a fresh start and I can build quality links.

Thoughts?
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  • Profile picture of the author ianpburrows
    Can you contact the owner of the sites with the spammy links and ask them to kindly remove?

    Thanks

    Ian
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  • Profile picture of the author NShankar
    The best way to get out of this problem is to contact the websites which are linking to you and request them to remove. In case of no response or if they ask for money, simply disavow them. Also check for penalty message if any from google in your google websmaster tools account. Removing your existing bad backlinks is enough to recover your rankings with same website and you will not loose your existing traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author WSPcpa
    Ok but what I am thinking about doing is changing the location of the landing page. All the links point to www.site.com/landingpage. I'm thinking of changing the actual landing page to www.site.com/thelandingpage. Does that make sense? I can try to remove the links, but these websites are FULL of spam and haven't been updated in years.

    So I wouldn't be changing the domain, only the page that the landing page is on.
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  • Profile picture of the author WSPcpa
    Does anyone have a response to this? In the previous thread it died out at this question to.
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  • Profile picture of the author sweezeter
    20 links likely won't cause a penalty. My guess is you don't have enough links pointed to your site. If you had built hundreds or thousands of links that may have been one thing.

    What kind of links were they?
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  • Profile picture of the author WSPcpa
    They were crappy blog comment links in unrelated websites that do not look natural, barely english.

    Even if they aren't penalizing me, I don't think it is adding value, and if anything may hurt me later. In this case, I am thinking about doing a new landing page url like I said - and build quality links. Would Google somehow see this as hey that content was on another url (www.site.com/landingpage) and now it is on www.site.com/thelandingpage and somehow think it is duplicate content?

    Something that is weird to me is that when i search the exact name of the landing page, it doesn't show up in google, but my domain does or a blog post. I have an image on every page that is pointing that landing page with anchor texts with keywords.
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    • Profile picture of the author Samuel Adams
      Originally Posted by WSPcpa View Post

      They were crappy blog comment links in unrelated websites that do not look natural, barely english.

      Even if they aren't penalizing me, I don't think it is adding value, and if anything may hurt me later. In this case, I am thinking about doing a new landing page url like I said - and build quality links. Would Google somehow see this as hey that content was on another url (www.site.com/landingpage) and now it is on www.site.com/thelandingpage and somehow think it is duplicate content?

      Something that is weird to me is that when i search the exact name of the landing page, it doesn't show up in google, but my domain does or a blog post. I have an image on every page that is pointing that landing page with anchor texts with keywords.
      Simply delete the original landing page and create a new landing page as you were thinking about. There is little reason to think that Google will consider that to be duplicate content. If you are really concerned, then give the text on the new landing page an over haul by adding new content and freshening things up so they are more relevant now than when the other page was first created.
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  • Profile picture of the author WSPcpa
    Thanks Sam
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