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    Default Have you ever had a site punished by google?

    Have you ever had a site punished by google and then turned it around to do very well and become profitable?
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    Ive been punished for years lol. But I feel that things are startng to turn around. Ive notice some keywords showing up that will bring some traffic. I think its important to have the right tags on your website or forum.
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    Google slapped one of my sites around (non-gambling) once it went to about 1000k visitors a day. For some reason, they dropped it out of their index! I have no idea why either as all content was 100% original and the design was just from Template Monster. So, confused why Google would do that. It's been months and still not re-indexed yet... thinking about dropping the site and re-doing with a new domain.
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    That must be terrible. Don't google give you a second chance ever? The reason I was asking as I thought all the years work I have put into jackpotavenue if google dropped it that would be terrible. What is the best precaution apart from following google guide lines. You seemed to do everything correct why would they drop you?

    Do google rarely drop big sites? Certain large sites who spam and do everything wrong by the book tend to stay listing high is this because google turns a blind eye to the large sites?
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    Very interesting question, Rob. Sometimes I also think about this. I put a lot of efforts to my site, and what will I do if one day Google decides to ban it.
    All this time I'm trying to follow Google rules, and it won't be fair.

    My site had become very large, and I'm planning to make it larger by adding new original content. I hope this will help.

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    I feel exactly the same, I think the trick is to build a site with a huge amount of content I think this should help secure you.
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    Yeah... I'm not sure exactly why my site had been dropped. I was even adding content about twice a month. Not a lot, but still good enough. The only thing I can think of is that I had nabbed some images from Google Image search that may have been copyrighted (celebrity images). I see people do that all the time on websites though, so I wouldn't think it would affect my site. In any case, when I saw Google dropping pages I removed all images... still didn't do any good.

    I really wish Google had some way of telling people WHY they drop a website. It seems unfair they can cripple someone's businesses in an instant. The good thing is the site was only turning like $200 a month, but still had some huge potential based on visitor volume. Oh well! I'm up to about 20 sites now and Google has been good on all the others. So... hoping the big G continues to play nice.
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    I agree, its like opening a shop building it as a business for two years and then out of the blue the council closes you down with no reason. When you ask you get no reply.

    I also think which I have learnt, what ever anyone else is doing with their site and getting away with it, let them, just because they got away with it by google doesn't mean you will. With this uncertain situation at the moment I think the only answer is to keep your site as white hat as you can. Going any grayer is a risk which I quite frankly don't want to take.
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    I agree with Rob about adding content to avoid penalties. I add at least one new article/week.
    I remember 'in the good old days' that Google used to have 'authority sites' that were giving high PR. Has that stopped? If not, where do I apply?
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