01 8 / 2012
In this case study I will show you exactly how I got my site back from the dead…
For most people, when you mention the word Panda or Penguin they think of zoo animals and to be honest that is what I first thought when I heard of them. However, Google has turned these fluffy cute animals into search engine terrorists, attacking legitimate webmasters all over the globe.
Mention the word panda to any SEO expert and he’ll shudder as the colour drains from his face. Yes, they are scared of these two animals, and they should be! If you cross these animals, they will take your business and flush it out of the search results, leaving scratching your head, questioning the internet and of course Google.
What happened to me when Google showed they hated my site?
I was penalised and my site removed from Google
- I lost $80 a day, with just this site
- I filed a reconsideration request with no luck
- I had to completely change my business model
What this case study is about…
- You will not need to buy a new domain
- You won’t be doing anything that is seen as blackhat
- You will make google love you again, I promise
- It’s pretty easy to do. All you need to do is copy what I did
In spite of what you hear, beating the panda by simply buying a fresh domain and using a 301 redirect is not a long-term solution. Sure, it may work for a while, until the 301 redirect passes the penalty on to the new domain. Alternatively, until the issues that got the old domain in trouble have the same effect on the new one.
You’ve worked hard to build your sites and your business. Don’t play Russian roulette with your income by putting a questionable patch on the problem. Do you really want to be moving your sites from one domain to another every few months?
How Do You Know If Google Doesn’t Like Your Site?
Google took manual action against my site as they hated it that much, and quite honestly I am glad they did take action! I probably would not have built it up and, of course, I would not have written this case study. Lots of affiliate marketers out there are running scared, losing money hand over fist while trying to get their sites back into Google.
I am no longer one of those webmasters. I am now sitting back and enjoying myself, while everybody else is running around like headless chickens.
I have a solution. Well, its more of a case study. I was hit not only hard, but I took a catastrophic blow to four sites, and I had a new client get hit hard (nothing to do with me.) Google didn’t just shunt them down the search results, but drop-kicked them completely out of the search results.
I am now sitting back and enjoying myself while everybody is running round like headless chickens
In this case study, I show exactly what I did and how I dealt with Google, and I also talk about what I think will happen, and the measures I take to protect myself and my affiliate empire.