04 Jan '14, 10pm

Google slapped even my very clean sites based on whois

It occurred somewhere in 2012 coinciding during penguin penalty. All of my 12 websites were slapped by G & lost all rankings. Around 8 of them had links built in the spammy way(several bookmarks,directory submissions,spun web2.0). I understand that penguin targetted these kinds of sites and so banning them was just. But what worries me is that I also had 2 clean websites which weren't at all involved in deliberate link building were also penalised. These 2 sites had very genuine engaging content and the visitors themselves had built links to it on their own(organic links). These links came from relevant contexual blog posts, forums, Q&A sites,etc. None of them used spun content nor were there spammy comment links, web2.0, etc. Each of them was exactly editorial links as the big G likes. These links itself brought 100s of referral visitors/day. Not a single link was built b...

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