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Pure Spam Fixed But Now?

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Pure Spam Fixed But Now? Wallace Carney 1/4/14 2:55 PM
I've read the FAQs and searched the help center. 
My URL is: http://selfhelpandfitness.com/
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Dear Support Team,
All of a sudden, 1,841 Google indexed pages are gone on http://selfhelpandfitness.com/. I've been trying to repair this and all the other damage this has caused in Google Webmaster Tools but to no avail.

This includes my sitemap having 365 pages returning response code 500 errors and hundreds of old, deleted, gone pages being crawled and naturally getting 404 errors! All of this is why Google disassembled my site I'm sure.

UPDATE: After three weeks of making sure everything is fixed, especially the site map now indexed via http://selfhelpandfitness.com/sitemap_index.xml, just as I was making darn sure everything was NOT violating Google's guidelines, even fixing things to make everything perfect IMO, I just received an email from Google. The email states:

"Google received a reconsideration request from a site owner for http://selfhelpandfitness.com/. We've reviewed your site and we believe that http://selfhelpandfitness.com/ still violates our quality guidelines. Google received a reconsideration request from a site owner for http://selfhelpandfitness.com/. We've reviewed your site and we believe that http://selfhelpandfitness.com/ still violates our quality guidelines."

What? I never made this reconsideration request but like I said, was going to today. I'm beginning to think my site has gremlins :-) Maybe they just don't like Amazon affiliate eCommerce sites but Amazon checked my site inside out and said they could find nothing wrong. I am not an IT person but I've been administrating websites since 2005. Can you please help me or should I just close down the only site I actually make supplemental income from that I really need?

Sorry for the long text! All the Best, Wallace


Re: Pure Spam Fixed But Now? Suzanneh 1/4/14 3:03 PM
>> Maybe they just don't like Amazon affiliate eCommerce sites but Amazon checked my site inside out and said they could find nothing wrong.

It's not Amazon's index that you're trying to get into.  It's Google's.  They don't hate affiliates but they don't like thin affiliates.  All you seem to be offering are things that can be found at Amazon.  So, Google's thinking is "why show this site; the searcher should go directly to Amazon."  Looking around a bit, I see nothing extra that you're offering to a searcher. 

While this isn't your particular manual action, read up on thin affiliates:  https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/2604719?hl=en and https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/76465?hl=en


Suzanne




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Re: Pure Spam Fixed But Now? StevieD_Web 1/4/14 3:23 PM
>Over 2,100 followers will tell you that!

Will tell me what...... that this quote from your site

The targeted traction zones provide no-slip grip on any surface, while the open design allows toes to spread 


isn't  a direct quote stolen/copied from Amazon?




Sorry dude, your pure spam website remains a pure spam website in direct violation of the Google Guidelines


  • Pages with product affiliate links on which the product descriptions and reviews are copied directly from the original merchant without any original content or added value.

 contrary to "how much I work on this site".


Re: Pure Spam Fixed But Now? Ashley 1/4/14 3:24 PM
Can't believe you down-voted Suzanneh's awesome response. She's right on. 

Let's take a look at one page:

- Ridiculously long URL. Seems spammy to me.
- Your affiliate links are followed. They need to be nofollowed. That's an easy change you could make.
- Text is partial in the top (cuts off for no reason) and then duplicated down below. Really - how much time have you put into looking at these pages?
- This is not a rich page to me. Thin duplicated content with no substance. I mean, did you test this product? 

So tell me again what significant unique value you're adding?


Here you go - read up.

On Saturday, January 4, 2014 4:10:40 PM UTC-7, Wallace Carney wrote:
Thanks for you opinion but you have no idea how much I work on this site to group good specifics products to make it easier for people to find. Over 2,100 followers will tell you that!
Re: Pure Spam Fixed But Now? StevieD_Web 1/4/14 3:25 PM
>> Maybe they just don't like Amazon affiliate eCommerce sites but Amazon checked my site inside out and said they could find nothing wrong.


PS:  I think you need to get a refund from the Amazon idiot who evaluated your whether you met the Google Guidelines.
Re: Pure Spam Fixed But Now? Ashley 1/4/14 3:26 PM
cross-posted Stevie - sorry! Nice to see we're on the same path, though...
Re: Pure Spam Fixed But Now? StevieD_Web 1/4/14 3:30 PM
>After that response, I'm closing the site down, sitemap removed, good luck to all who just trying to make an honest living. Porn sites do well, maybe I'll..

Oh sure,  Go have a temper-tantrum like a good little 3 year old.

How about growing up and going to work to fix your own problems?



Re: Pure Spam Fixed But Now? StevieD_Web 1/4/14 3:32 PM
Like shooting fish in a barrel.

Darn Affiliate Marketers think it is easy job and way to make big bucks, but they don't want to put the work into it.


PS:  Hey Wallace, why don't you check out Kenrockwell.com to see how to become a real/professional Affiliate Marketer.  Ken does it right.  Adds value to the site far beyond the value of the link.