totalodds - 8:49 pm on Apr 17, 2012 (gmt 0)
Guys, we can talk about negative SEO all day long, but this is not going to help us re-gain our rankings.
We need to share experiences & advice in order to prevail.
We received a WMT message on March 18th - 7-days later top page rankings dropped to pages 4-17* (very competitive keywords)
It's been 3-weeks & still not recovered. We have sent two re-inclusion requests & had no response.
We have also diluted our anchor text & removed as many "spammy" links as possible.
It's obvious Google has rolled out a new automatic algorithmic penalty that takes effect 7-28 days after receiving the message.
So the big question here is?
1. Received the WMT message
2. Lost rankings (by at least 20-150 positions)
3. Recovered from this penalty & re-gained original rankings?
These are the key questions we need to answer. It seems many of us here are suffering from this penalty so have any of us actually recovered?