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PR 4 website sandboxed or penalized?

Discussion in 'Google' started by kakarotoni, Jun 16, 2012.

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    My boss's website where she sells mosaic tiles has a PR of 4 and her domain was created in 2007. Her site was doing really well for certain keywords like glass mosaic tile and related keywords. She only had like 30 or 40 unique backlinks awhile back.

    Somehow, one of her website programmers put backlinks to her main site pointing from a sister site. I did a backlink check on her main site and there were thousands of backlinks pointing from her sister site. She took down the sister site but her main website lost its rankings for certain keywords and she is not making any business.

    What can she do for google to realize that those backlinks are no longer active? I know she got penalized for having too many backlinks from one source and google probably saw that as spammy backlinks. But, now I am trying to save her site and bring it back to search engines. I told her it may take awhile for google to realize those spammy links are no longer active and told her to build quality and variety backlinks. But, since her sister site was taking down, those spammy backlinks are still showing up.
    SEMrush
     
    kakarotoni, Jun 16, 2012 IP
    SEMrush
  2. simple007

    simple007 Active Member

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    i guess the site is sandboxed as of now ...
     
    simple007, Jun 16, 2012 IP
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    higherluv Greenhorn

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    Where do you get the backlinks data from? Majestic? Ahrefs? Open Site?
     
    higherluv, Jun 16, 2012 IP
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    selen Active Member

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    #4
    If the site is penalized, go to webmaster tools and ask for a reconsideration, the people from google will tell you as well why is penalized and if you have changed the mistakes you will get your positions back.
     
    selen, Jun 16, 2012 IP
  5. sultanofseo

    sultanofseo Notable Member

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    sandbox is usually for newer sites. google holds them in sandbox till it gathers enough data on how to and where to rank them. this doesn;t apply to old and established sites.

    your boss's site most likely got penalized for unnatural link profile. having too many links form one site is not natural. google knows what sitewide link is and warned against that long time ago. since penguin update is also known as web spam update, google considered the link profile as spammy and penalized the site by lowering the ranking.

    even though the sister site was taken down, links are still there as google doesn;t update the backlinks on a real time basis. it might take a month or even more before google updates those links.

    in order to brings the site back on ranking, you need to analyze the data on webmaster tool account to see if there is any warning, analyze the link profile to make sure you are not getting anymore links from bad neighborhood, etc. once these issues are taken care of, you will need to put together a 100% white hat link building campaign and keep building links on a regular basis. it will take some time before the site starts to climb up in ranking but thats the only course of action
     
    sultanofseo, Jun 16, 2012 IP
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    Smaaz Notable Member

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    Submit the site to google webmaster tools and see if you get a notification.
     
    Smaaz, Jun 17, 2012 IP
  7. rena

    rena Peon

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    Better is stop pall off page tech, put concentration on on page and content... update content daily, submit xml sitemap....just do it upto 2 months in this time not back will go for other tech
     
    rena, Jun 17, 2012 IP
  8. missinglink

    missinglink Well-Known Member

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    pm the url and I will take a look. If I can help I will, and no I am not looking for payment.
     
    missinglink, Jun 17, 2012 IP
  9. Allthebest

    Allthebest Peon

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    I have a question hear. If i have a account in a forum i am senior member of forum and more then 2000 post. I put my website in my signature link. There my every post give me a back link and all the back link are from same source. Are my website will be penalized.
     
    Allthebest, Jun 17, 2012 IP
  10. Stoney100

    Stoney100 Peon

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    [FONT=&quot]Finding out exactly why the site is penalize through webmaster tools will ensure you don’t make the same mistakes again. Once the issues are sorted, the site will eventually bounce back –with time.[/FONT]
     
    Stoney100, Jun 17, 2012 IP
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    seospecialistIndia Peon

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    i am agree with this, there is no change to get in sandbox instead if one has not make a big change over the website,
     
    seospecialistIndia, Jun 18, 2012 IP
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    rubeljoy Peon

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    It's tough to regain the previous position after being penalized by just informing google. Better you start working from the begining on that site for quality backlinks. May be it's time consuming but safe.
     
    rubeljoy, Jun 18, 2012 IP