19 Feb '13, 2pm

A Google Penalty Removal Leads To Less Google Traffic?

The same thing happened to one of my websites. A couple days after the manual penalty was removed, the site disappeared from Google SERP results and has never returned, 6 months later. There is, supposedly, a "penalty box" period and who knows how long that is for? Could be their "trust" factor kicking in, too. Maybe the site is no longer "trusted," whatever that means. The one saving grace for that website is that the majority of traffic has always come from sources other than Google. If there's one thing I learned from last year, it's that you need to forget about Google and figure out other ways of driving traffic. Their algorithm is screwed up beyond repair right now with the worst search results I've ever seen. It's a waste of time searching for anything via Google now.

Full article: http://www.seroundtable.com/google-penalty-revoke-16385.html

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