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Will a manual actions website rank better in the future?

     
1:44 am on Aug 8, 2014 (gmt 0)

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I have a website got partial matches manual actions, said "Google has detected a pattern of unnatural artificial, deceptive, or manipulative links pointing to pages on this site. ".
If I delete most of my backlinks, I think the site's ranking will be down.
I want to know will my site's rank will be better in the future if I regardless of this manual actions, but I will still keep updating my website?
Any buddy know this? Thank you very much!
3:00 am on Aug 8, 2014 (gmt 0)

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Sorry to be bearer of bad news. Sounds like your site is link bait for bad places. Might want to change your site NOW before it gets worse.

That said, if you are using link schemes to game G then you are also toast (I like mine lightly buttered). Might mean you are going about building a site the wrong way.

If bound and determined to go for it, then forget about G, forget about their notices... heck, stop going to GWT. You can still build a site without G and just might make a bundle (not). Appears they have found some artificial linking and less than savory webmaster work.

Pick and chose your battles.

Just sounds like you're not in a happy place RIGHT NOW and there's not a lot we can advise. These reports by G are KISS OF DEATH in their SERPS, however, and this should be repeated over and over, G is NOT EVERYTHING. The web is Just That Big and like stardust or interplanetary gas, you just might make a go.

And if all the above is too pretty prose, G has marked your site. You have two choices: quit what you are doing... or keep doing it. If you do the latter forget about what GWT tells you. Ignore it. Just know you're outside of their sandbox.

Can you do well? Only time will tell.
5:57 am on Aug 8, 2014 (gmt 0)

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Yes, I have quit what I have down before, now I did not build backlinks, just add content to my site.

But, I want to know, even I quit building links and keep updating, will my site rank better? Should I delete all the unnatural links and request a reconsideration, after the manual actions have revoked then my site will have the chance to rank better?

If I regardless of this manual actions, my site will die in the near future?
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That is right amilylorry, the reason you see the manual action is to await your (detailed) report of how you have worked to remove those bad links and keep records, because they want to see what you have done. The ones you can't remove should be listed too, then you can disavow those. If you do nothing, yes your site will soon pay the penalty of falling from view. This is based on what Google's Help pages tell you, and on what other people here have been reporting for quite a long time now.
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My friend have a site also got manual actions at the beginning of 2013, at first, this site's daily traffic is 600, then he deleted most of backlinks, and have requested 3 times reconsideration, but still failed, in this period, he did not update website, and did not build backlinks, now the daily traffic is 250.


I do not know his site should be better if he keep building links and keep updating website or he did not delete backlinks?

So it is a Mystery whether the site with manual actions will die or not? If it will die then how long?
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Nobody has answers for that.
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I don't have an answer, but an experience. We were hit with same thing.

After a year of slowly removing every single link, natural or not and completely redoing the site, adding hundreds of in-depth articles, new features etc it came back. The pages don't really rank for competitive phrases yet, but we have very links obtained. Quality content addition and just simply working on the site is what google wants.

The domain is salvagable, and so is the content. But, unless it's a huge domain you're probably better off just building a new site.
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"After a year of slowly removing every single link, natural or not..."


Could you explain why you decided to remove ALL links GRADUALLY?

I think that most people would remove / disavow spammy links ASAP, so I am wondering what the reasoning behind your method was.
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Hi Planet, I did it gradually mainly out of laziness. I tried disavowing the links and submitting re-inclusion requests but they had all failed to pass so I said screw it and took every single link down. We were redoing the site anyway so it wasn't a huge deal for me to do it slowly. By the time I finished removing them, google no longer had an option to submit a reconsideration request for the site. Luckily when we uplodated the improved site it instantly got kicked out of penalty. The site is mostly new and I believe climbing ranks because of the improved content, more customers spending time on site reading through, and keeping it fresh.
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Hi all, my site's manual actions had revoked, but traffic has dropped, it is lower than before. It's sad.

I think the reason is I have deleted and disavowed most of backlinks.

Now I know there are some sites no need to disavow, so I want to know can I get my disavow file revised and upload again?
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The site would have been ranking artificially with those links, once you take them away it will rank where they consider it should.

Removing links due to a manual action will nearly always result in a drop in rankings, because it was those links that got you there in the first place.

I don't think that you are able to 'un-disavow- links, although I know if you upload a new file it will overwrite the last one. Someone here will know for sure I would have thought
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I don't think that you are able to 'un-disavow- links, although I know if you upload a new file it will overwrite the last one. Someone here will know for sure I would have thought


Hi Ecopac, can you explain more please?

I can un-disavow links, but I do not know what kind of result will this cause. I'm afraid of getting another manual action or penalty.
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You need to be careful with links. Links should be gained naturally and if they were legitimate you wouldn't have disavow ed them in the first place. That's what I would be thinking if I were looking at a case like yours. You can't change your mind after your rankings drop that will look suspicious.

Trying to undisavow them I don't think is the way forward. Move on and get new links especially if you've had the penalty lifted
8:30 am on Oct 8, 2014 (gmt 0)

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OK, thank you!