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Is Google looking at the number of outgoing links per page and the percentage of affiliate/non affiliate links?
I am about to remove all affiliate programs from my site, replace them with normal links and send a reconsideration request. I will report what happens.
Curious if you, or anyone had any luck with getting out of the -60 penalty.
We got penalised on one site a week ago. So basically we are down from all previous positions by 60 places. Even searches for the site name, which was unique, are now showing up only on the 6th page.
All what I see before are some .cz and .pl BH, cloaked sites with our content scrapped, together with links. When I do link: www.domainname.com search there are plenty of links from these sites. And we can actually see the cashed version of the spammy site, with our content there.
Anyway, this makes me think that the penalty was automaticaly triggered rather than a manual review.
Did anyone have similar experience recently? Any luck with lifting the penalty?