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Manual Penalty - Unnatural Links ( Partial Match )

Dear Friends,



I do have a query on the Issue of Manual Penalty, Since Google has demoted some of my pages which comes under Manipulative link building i lost lot of traffic to it. I had Removed so much of links pointing to those pages and reconsideration request has failed, my situation has became more complicated.



I just need to know whether these things can override penalty



  • For E.G : My Page Lets take it as "X" has been penalized, So i Created a Copy of same page called as "X1" in Website. I had redirected the X to X1, will it override the penalty or the penalty would be still working.


Let take a Second Case



  • For E.G : Again take a Page like "X" has been penalized, So i Removed the Page "X" and Started a New Page with Fresh Content but related to the previous one.Since my DA is good, how much it takes to rank again in SERP, will it costs more time. Is this Safer method to try since the already penalized X pages are getting some amount of traffic, I do not want to lose it full at a once.



I had asked so many people in the web, yet i do not get a response, i would request someone to intervene and provide the solution.

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Chedders
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I am afraid after a manual penalty Google will be looking for evidence you have done everything in your power to remove the unnatural links you will have created. This will include providing them with a complete log of emails you have sent requesting links to be removed and responses from the webmasters. 

Only once you have manually tried to remove the links then use the disavow tool for the unresponsive webmasters. 

Removing links often is harder than creating them, it's a long process with a lot of deep analyzing of your backlink profile. I am afraid not 1 tool will give you all the links so you will need access to all the major backlink reporting tools. These are paid for services so please don't use the free versions as it will not give you enough data to make the assessment.

You have to ask yourself if the workload required now is worth the domain you are trying to rescue? If the answer is yes then maybe you should consider hiring a professional to recover the site. I would recommend without question hiring Dr Marie Haynes. She is the go-to expert on matters like this.  https://www.mariehaynes.com/ I do warn you she is not cheap so be prepared. 

The other option is to start again and transfer your site to a new domain, this time don't build links, as you have already seen the penalty for this will destroy your efforts once caught. 

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Should be noted that if the OP does start again, to not redirect the old domain to the new domain as it'll just transfer all the penalties over.
Should be noted that if the OP does start again, to not redirect the old domain to the new domain as it'll just transfer all the penalties over.
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Your domain will be penalized sitewide. If you've been penalized for unnatural linking, it will not be on a page-by-page basis. Also, Google doesn't care about the Moz metric DA. The reality is, Google thinks your website is trash, hence the manual action - therefore it doesn't matter what Moz think. It should be noted that manual penalties for link building are nearly unheard of these days as for 99% of cases the penalty is algorithmic, so you really must have been doing something ridiculously obvious here. 

Firstly, yes, removing the links is good, but for domains that you do not control, disavowing is the quickest option. 

Here is a link about disavowing your links: https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/2648487?hl=en

Look in your Google Search Console at your linking domains, and disavow every link you've ever created. While you're at it, audit the links you haven't created and disavow them if they're spammy too.

Once every stone has been turned, resubmit your request and the odds are the penalty will be lifted.

Hate to kick a man while they're down, but moral of the story: don't spam the internet!

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Thanks for the quick response, It has been more than 4 months, we used moz,ahrefs,majestic,and semrush links database and removed thousands of links and disavowed some for no avail with reconsideration request, i can see our competitors growing with all types of manipulations, kindly let me know if there is any other solution now other than penalty revoke, we are exhausted with the removal of links and disavowing and its been 4 months google does not even care to reply on the request.
No, there's no other solution. They do look at reconsideration requests carefully, you simply haven't done a good job. Penalty recovery is a specialism in SEO, it isn't something which is easy to do. You need to know your stuff, and for you to get in this position in the first place, it shows you probably don't know your stuff. I'd suggest outsourcing to a professional because there is no 'shortcut' to SEO in the long run. Unfortunately, you've learnt this the hard way.
No, there's no other solution. They do look at reconsideration requests carefully, you simply haven't done a good job. Penalty recovery is a specialism in SEO, it isn't something which is easy to do. You need to know your stuff, and for you to get in this position in the first place, it shows you probably don't know your stuff. I'd suggest outsourcing to a professional because there is no 'shortcut' to SEO in the long run. Unfortunately, you've learnt this the hard way.
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Matt1966
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Your domain will be penalized sitewide. If you've been penalized for unnatural linking, it will not be on a page-by-page basis. Also, Google doesn't care about the Moz metric DA. The reality is, Google thinks your website is trash, hence the manual action - therefore it doesn't matter what Moz think. It should be noted that manual penalties for link building are nearly unheard of these days as for 99% of cases the penalty is algorithmic, so you really must have been doing something ridiculously obvious here. 

Firstly, yes, removing the links is good, but for domains that you do not control, disavowing is the quickest option. 

Here is a link about disavowing your links: https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/2648487?hl=en

Look in your Google Search Console at your linking domains, and disavow every link you've ever created. While you're at it, audit the links you haven't created and disavow them if they're spammy too.

Once every stone has been turned, resubmit your request and the odds are the penalty will be lifted.

Hate to kick a man while they're down, but moral of the story: don't spam the internet!

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