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    I think I've been hit by the -950 penalty

    My site<snip>used to rank in google for various myspace terms but now ranks for none except for random terms, but usually at the bottom.

    The site is about 18 months old

    I used to rank in top 15 for about eight or so important myspace terms but now rank for none of them. This happened a month ago and still my rankings haven't come back. The inbound links are still in place so Its not like I don't have the links required to rank.

    I made a lot of changes to my site such as removing excess meta tags and cleaning up spammy pages but still no improvement.

    I rank well in MSN for all my keywords though

    Any ideas how to fix this or am I screwed?
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    cetin hakimoglu

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    Well I dont think the markov content helps at all

    this page = http://www.myspace-resource.info/tweaks/

    The main reason your site will get deranked is your content. I know that your using a turnkey script so it might be because of duplicated content?

    Also, maybe you built up links too fast?

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    Hi there

    No maybes about it, its your content, those scripts are 10 a penny on the net, ur site provides nothing new, no original quality content, if you wrote an introduction on the site, that would at least be a start.

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    Because MySpace is a trademark and you should not have that word included in your domain name.

    Resource(s) is a no-no keyword, directory is another one.

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    if it happened just recently then wait a few days and see how it goes. I also do some major changes to my site recently and then i noticed my internal pages linking in the google webmaster is all gone and my ranking also gone. but know they already back a little by little. I guess maybe if we do a lot of changes on our site google might reindex it again. so why not check out at the google webmaster central.

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    Quote Originally Posted by asprookie View Post
    Because MySpace is a trademark and you should not have that word included in your domain name.

    Resource(s) is a no-no keyword, directory is another one.
    I have gotten tons of C&D letters, but they havent done anything about it. They dont care anymore.

    Xanga was the only one that cared for some reason :-s

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    Hmmm maybe it does have to do with the template used but I was able to rank well for many months before the penalty was applied. It seems weird that google would just suddenly apply a duplicate content penalty.
    cetin hakimoglu


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