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#1 Force7

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 12:49 PM

I understand that as of March 1, 2013 Google is showing samples of pages removed from the index manually for spam.  Although many of the samples are obvious spam, I am running into some that I am wondering what they were penalized for.

 

I would love to hear some feedback from the group here.

 

Here is an example of one: www-mediaplayerexperts-dotcom/incredisonic-ultra-play-imp150-review  

( I did not want to make this a true link so replace www and the .com)

 

Maybe I am not looking hard enough.

 

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Edited by Jill, 11 March 2013 - 12:55 PM.


#2 Jill

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 01:02 PM

Most likely it's just content that was all taken from Amazon.



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Posted 11 March 2013 - 01:09 PM

Good point Jill. I ran it through Copyscape and it's unique text though. They are an Amazon affiliate it looks like.



#4 Jill

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 01:19 PM

Did you run a backlink report on it? Could be that there's obviously paid for spammy links to it.



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Posted 11 March 2013 - 02:25 PM

Another good point. 

 

I guess my biggest curiosity was the fact that on the surface as far as content goes and links to other articles they have on thier website I did not see anything that would instantly bring up a red flag. This looks like about a zillion other review sites or blog posts. Sounds like just from first glance you are not seeing anything that jumps out at you and it probably is something like backlinks, cloaking or some other spam technique.

 

Most of the other samples Google is showing are blatant examples of spam, from article spinning to, keyword stuffed pages. The kind of pages that would make any SEO spot the problem in about 2 seconds.



#6 Jill

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 05:30 PM

Yeah, I didn't look at it very carefully, but I agree. On the surface, nothing jumped out. But if Google listed it as one they removed, it had to be doing something pretty egregious!


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Posted 12 March 2013 - 12:50 PM

This looks like about a zillion other review sites or blog posts.

Nail, on head, firmly hit I would say.

 

 

Not spam per se, merely a waste of good hard drive space.



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Posted 12 March 2013 - 02:30 PM

 

Not spam per se, merely a waste of good hard drive space.

 

Yeah but for what Force7 is talking about (Google listing it in the pages removed for spamming) it has to be more than just that.






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