Discussion in 'SEO - Link building' started by janist, Jan 22, 2013.
Please, remove all of my links. I just got an unnatural link warning from google and all of my rankings have dropped.
Please remove all these links from the 2 sites I was using your service for.
I received the unnatural message on Aug. 29 and requested you to remove them at that point. The original drop looked just like they were just going to be devalued. For example 1 keyword was at position #6 before your links, went to position #1 for a few months after putting your links on, then initial dropped back to #6. Which was looking like it wasn't going to be a big deal. You service suggested I wait while you identified the devalued links and replace them. Well this past Thursday, all keywords on both sites have dropped anywhere between #55 to about #65. So looks like I now have manual penalties that are going to be very difficult to get removed as there are thousands of links pointing to these sites.
I have over 10 sites I am building links for. I have been using the same strategies for all of them except the 2 I bought these SAPE links for. These 2 sites were in more competitive niches, so I was using the SAPE links to give them the last boost to get them to the top of Google. Worked great for a few months, but I would not use these links again going forward. In hind site, I should have sought out a small private PR network instead.
We have removed your high PR links.
Please PM us your Order IDs so that we may locate the sites this is in reference to.
As for the recent development, it seems Google's update is targeting sites using high PR links from SAPE as well as some other public and private networks, as reported by other people.
We are currently running filters on all existing links to weed out any high PR links which were affected.
Since these are rented links, we are able to remove all high PR links entirely within 24 hours. So if your site has received a similar message from Google or you are experiencing ranking drops and would like to have these links removed, please PM us with your Order ID or email us at [email protected].
Although a lot of new subscriptions appear to be unaffected and are seeing ranking increases with these links as normal, we recommend to not point these links directly at your money site until things settle down and we have more information from Google.
Is it possible for you to discover know exactly which links are being devalued by G***LE or are the target of the "unnatural Link" warnings other webmasters are getting? If so, can you confidently say you can filter these sites out? I am getting nervous about my own moneysite and thinking maybe I should switch it to point to another site OTHER THAN my money site
Just wanted to post quickly my experience. I used this package on two websites and both got warnings from Google and a manual penalty applied. I was in the process of removing the links and yesterday Google deindexed both my sites. They now have ZERO traffic coming from google. Wesites are 5 and 10 years old and I guess it's my own fault for buying these links. However a word of caution. Be warned that you run the risk of losing your rankings completely if found by Google to be using this type of linking.
BTW - My rankings were not really improving before this so on both levels I am convinced that this is not a great strategy for improving your Google rankings.
Resolved issue with the provider.
A lot of devalued links have either had their PR lowered/voided and/or partly deindexed. Of course, there is no way of knowing if Google is not touching some links which it has identified. So for the time being, if you want to continue using this service and are wary of the potential risk, it may be more sensible to point the links at a buffer or a churn and burn type site.
As can be seen from the many posts on BHW, Google appears to be taking action against some sites using high PR links from SAPE and various private/public networks. This is not just limited to this service, but nearly all high PR services.
If you are our client and have been affected, send us an email to [email protected] with your Order ID and we will remove your links and provide assistance going forward. To ensure a timely response, please prioritize contacting us directly through the mentioned email address as opposed to posting in the thread without relevant information which we can use to identify your order.
Furthermore, the links appear to still be delivering ranking increases to new subscriptions as normal, however there is currently risk involved in pointing these links directly at your site as evidenced by Google's recent actions.
Those who still wish to try this service should be aware of this risk. Until things settle down and we have more information, we advise to use these links only on churn and burn websites or buffer sites/properties.
Thanks Roman for that warning. I have already contacted your customer service at the email above to have my URL switched from my moneysite to a press release.
I applaud you for your good customer service in notifying your customers of this... most other similar services, have not even admitted this is a Big G update, and are putting the blame on the actual customer's website for the SERP downgrade. IMHO, these other providers are setting up their customers for disaster. Again, I applaud you for your honesty and great customer service.... Lets just hope the press release sites and Youtube videos are not affected, though
Rankings do improve. Awesome customer service!
Thank you for the kind words. We have changed your links to point at the press release as requested. The links appear to still be doing well on 3rd party properties and most recent subscriptions have not been affected by the changes. But again, take heed of the announcement posted above.
We cannot speak for other providers, but we run an actual business here and intend to do so for a long time to come. As such, our company's integrity and reputation mean more to us than quick profit at the expense of our clients. It is why we always strive to be upfront and honest with our customers, in addition to providing the best possible customer support we can.
We will be keeping everyone updated with developments as we learn more.
Thank you for the feedback!
Do you think you'll ever start offering these links without the monthly charge? Like a 1 time fee type of deal?
That is not possible as we have monthly costs associated with providing these links. You can however subscribe just for 1 month to see how you like the service. We also have other non-subscription services available on our site which you do not need to pay monthly for.
Awesome customer service. These guys definitely understand what business is.
Thank you for the compliment
I also received a Google message approx 1 month after ordering:
Your service seems to be targeted...
Google has detected a pattern of artificial or unnatural links pointing to your site.Buying links or participating in link schemes in order to manipulate PageRank are violations of Google's Webmaster Guidelines.
As a result, Google has applied a manual spam action to <mysite>. There may be other actions on your site or parts of your site."
Has anybody recovered yet to pre-service rankings? I submitted my reconsideration request on Tuesday. How long does it take to get reviewed?
From the campaigns we track, a few affected sites are showing positive movements. However, most of our clients have not yet submitted reconsideration requests as far as we know. The whole process also takes longer than just a few days. The sad truth is that Google is quick on the trigger when it finds anything suspicious, but slow in working with you to recover your rankings.
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