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How to deal with negative SEO?

     
7:33 am on Jul 27, 2018 (gmt 0)

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Hello,

My home page has been dropped from page 1 to page 15 (last page) in Google search results for 6 months. I found that my website has been put in many bad pages (such as example.com with anchor text "spam keyword 1" or "spam keyword 2"...). I tried to disavow bad backlinks but no help, my home page is still in last page of search results.

Is there anything I can do to recover my site?

Thank you very much.

[edited by: goodroi at 10:23 am (utc) on Jul 27, 2018]
[edit reason] Please no specific keywords, widgetized [/edit]

11:01 am on July 27, 2018 (gmt 0)

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How spammy is your content? Are you keyword stuffing? If so, remove the overuse of those terms. Make it more natural.

Are your pages thin? Too little content? Either remove, noindex or add quality content to thin pages.
11:47 am on July 27, 2018 (gmt 0)

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About a year ago a similar thing happen to one of my high quality pages but it went from top of page 1 (where it had been for years) to page 3 or 4 (which is pretty much the same as page 15 traffic wise). The page has a number of backlinks from major newspapers but experienced a very high number of bad backlinks. I tried disavowing a large number of the bad domains but nothing has ever changed.

Interestingly the one time it did jump back to page one is when the site went from http to https. It stayed at page 1 for a week or so and then went right back to page 3 or 4.
12:20 pm on July 27, 2018 (gmt 0)

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Even the spammers know they have to https these days. Get a cert for free. :)