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    longest site ban ever?

    I have a small travel site that was banned from google more than two years ago (i.e. not even showing for it's own name, never had a single visitor from google, although it did still show for site: so perhaps not quite a complete ban).

    Original reason for ban? Probably because I did a 'loads of directory submissions for $25' all with the same anchor text (well it was worth testing if it worked...)

    I did a reinclusion request more than a year ago, but had really given up on it, and done no promotion at all.

    Suddenly this week it has popped back into google, with sensible if not stunning position in the SERPS.

    Is this a record? has anyone seen a site lost for MORE than two years and suddenly reappear?

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    never heard of such thing til now o_o
    btw what do you mean by anchor text?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aziz View Post
    never heard of such thing til now o_o
    btw what do you mean by anchor text?
    Anchor text:
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    <a href="http://site-link.com">ANCHOR TEXT IS HERE</a>
    And well, eventually you will get relisted like John Chow was.. but I think you should better start again with another domain
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    One of my site was penalized last year and till now it is not back.. May be next year.. Reason is duplicate content and I didn't removed the content yet..

    Quote Originally Posted by DickTracy View Post
    I have a small travel site that was banned from google more than two years ago (i.e. not even showing for it's own name, never had a single visitor from google, although it did still show for site: so perhaps not quite a complete ban).

    Original reason for ban? Probably because I did a 'loads of directory submissions for $25' all with the same anchor text (well it was worth testing if it worked...)

    I did a reinclusion request more than a year ago, but had really given up on it, and done no promotion at all.

    Suddenly this week it has popped back into google, with sensible if not stunning position in the SERPS.

    Is this a record? has anyone seen a site lost for MORE than two years and suddenly reappear?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aquarezz View Post
    Anchor text:
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    <a href="http://site-link.com">ANCHOR TEXT IS HERE</a>
    And well, eventually you will get relisted like John Chow was.. but I think you should better start again with another domain
    looks like a normal link to me

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aziz View Post
    looks like a normal link to me
    Yes, but you asked what anchor text was So the text being displayed 'above' the link, is the anchor text
    |Nico Lawsons

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    Aziz,

    The suggestion is that if you get too many links too quickly all with the same anchor text, that can give google the idea that the links weren't gained naturally - because in the 'real world' most people would use different anchor text when they link to your site.

    So your site can get penalised as a result.

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    oh I get it now, thanks a lot

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    wow I will avoid directory submission services from now on

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    Ruben,

    I think most directory submission services nowadays spread the submissions over a few weeks or months, submit manually, and vary the title text / descriptions, to help avoid this problem.

    Don't know if it helps or not though, I haven't done one for a couple of years...

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