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Manual Action upphävd för SmslånOnline.se

Manual Action upphävdes på första försöket för SmslånOnline.se.
Nu får vi se hur detta påverkar konvertering och rankings på smslån i slutändan.

Tycker fasiken Google är skyldiga mig en länk för det känns som att någon inte druckit sitt morgonkaffe från första början och det påverkar förmodligen min business negativt. Just nu ligger det inte upp länkar till recensionerna i navigationen och det känns faktist MUPPIGT (och fel) när man klickar sig från framsidan. I övrigt ganska cleant tror jag.

Längre update kommer senare, men just nu tror jag att det är det här som gjorde att det släppte. Här kan ni se övriga åtgärder.

Kul om man kan tjäna mer än hundra spänn per dag iallafall igen! 😛

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Nytt fokus för att återvinna Googlekärleken för SmslånOnline.se

SmslånOnline.se fick en manual action på sig för ”tunt innehåll”.
Nu tar jag detta en nivå längre för att ”med säkerhet” se till att SmslånOnline.se ska anses vara en seriös webbplats – även i Googles ögon.

Jag har ett fortlöpande reinclusion case study där jag listar alla förändringar som jag gör. Jag har jobbat dag och natt sen straffet. Till det tråkiga hör att jag tror att Google hittat ”signaler” som fått dem att tro att jag snor innehåll. Sedan har de granskat webbplatsen och i princip letat efter fel istället för att leta det som är bra med den. Kanske. FML.

Senaste åtgärderna

Det här är verkligen ORDENTLIGA åtgärder. Faktum är att jag inte längre har en enda recension i sidomenyn. Alla undersidor som kan anses vara ”för att konvertera”, som sökord som exempelvis ”smslån utan uc” har mashats ihop i tabbar på home page. Alla liknande sidor har tagits bort och redirectar till home page där de istället presenteras som tabbar på framsidan. Faktiskt ganska smidigt (och definitivt inte speciellt bra för SEO egentligen, men vad gör man?). Det länkas knappt alls till rena recensionssidor och dylikt (= det som konverterar).

Nytt fokus

Mitt nya försök med designen bygger mycket mycket mer på att presentera det faktiska innehållet och det som verkligen får SmslånOnline.se att sticka ut. Jag ska syna påståendet med ”tunt innehåll”. Nytt fokus ligger på det content som finns – alla smslån och dess innehåll hittas ändå redan enkelt på home page. Ingen ska missa att det finns ordentligt med innehåll.

Faktum är att jag tycker att det här blev bättre ur ett användarperspektiv även om inte allt är klart. Jag måste gå igenom alla recensionssidor för  smslånen också för det är ganska stor risk att problemet ligger där.

Irriterande är att när jag tänkte visa lite god vilja genom att ta bort större lån (recensionssidor) som jag inte riktigt tycker att jag kanske har tid att ha 100% koll på får detta meddelande:

Varning

 

De tycker alltså att det är en mycket viktig sida på en webbplats som är straffad sitewide för att det finns lite tunt innehåll? Motsägelsefullt någon? Denna ovanstående sida tillhör ju dessutom en undersektion på webbplatsen – som jag ENBART lade till för att folk kanske även för väntar sig större lån än 10 000. Det blir lite halvbenigt att reda ut problemen exakt i och med detta. Den är tamejfan inte viktig egentligen. Däremot har den en anledning att finnas. Det känns lite som att man får sin dom beroende på dagens humör hos granskaren hos Google. Tyvärr.

Det är väldigt mycket meck just nu.

Vi får se vad Google säger. Jag lovade att göra ett ordentligt försök och det är väl ganska bevisat att jag gjort. Så här har det ändrats på ett ungefär (klicka för större bild):

SmslånOnline.se Gammal VS Ny

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Sila mygg och svälja kameler

Så här såg alltså straffet ut:

Manual action

Vad det står:

”Vi hittade några tunna sidor” därför tar vi bort dig helt på alla sökningar. Ska snart två års jobb tas bort bara *poff!* för det? Det finns hundratals sajter som folk ägnade två timmar att bygga som rankar bra.

Visserligen tror jag fortfarande att jag borde komma tillbaka men man vet aldrig. Jag jobbar som ett svin. Om riktlinjerna bara är tomma ord så borde Googles agerande nästan vara kriminellt. Iallafall är det så det känns (men man ska inte överreagera heller).Jag kommer väl att sluta som en sådan där japan som kolar vippen av för mycket dataspel, bara det att jag gör det med med det här projektet istället…

Jaja. Kommer jag tillbaka och får en bättre sajt på köpet finns det anledning att glädjas iallafall. Här kan du se vilka uppdateringar jag gör på sajten. Webbplatsen ska tillbaka, så är det bara och visst kan jag hålla med om att det blev problem som behövde åtgärdas.

I övrigt bugar jag mig ödmjukt för Google-guden samtidigt som jag har denna bild i huvudet:

sila

Tack till Håkan Persson och John Adams för uppmärksamhet angående detta.

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Google tries to seduce me with negative SEO?

Ok. So I got wiped with my payday loan site SmslånOnline.se and it turned out to be a manual action about thin content which I decided to use as an open reinclusion request case study.

In the ”my site got wiped post” I was annoyed that spammers was showing up for my name. Yes, I consider ”smslånonline” to be a query that I built with loads of effort and I also consider Smslånonline [dot] com to be just another spammer that tries to benefit from the site I built.

brand-stealing

So why I am saying Google is trying to seduce me doing wrong?

Quite a long time ago I startet to mention the site Tellus [dot] se. It was a site that 301 redirected to me early in the project  and I asked about it and explained it quickly that I have nothing to do with this site. Reason: it is a strong but ”dangerous” site. As it earlier belong to a  bank (was it Swedbank?)  it should,  long term, be obvious that link manipulation is going on if you use it to strengthen your domain. I didn’t want to be connected with this site because the goal with my site was to create something better and trying to avoid stuff like that. To avoid all risks.

I have it in my disavow file:

Tellus disavow

I mention Tellus in my f.a.q (swedish) as being part of the negative SEO attacks (swedish) on SmslånOnline.se.

I am also asking my network for information about this guy on Twitter:

I even forbid referring traffic from this domain just to make really sure that Google will understand I don’t want this traffic:

Forbidden

Then… I get this manual action. Google takes away all my traffic (blue):

drop

The copy cats start to rank for my name and content….

My traffic is annihilated.

And THEN, today you see THIS search result for ”smslånonline” and you know MyTellus redirects to me:

Tellus brand ranking

Just a little teaser to make sure I do everything wrong? ”Thanks a lot” for the opportunity but I would prefer my manual action getting revoked instead.

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Manual action on payday loan site – Reinclusion case study

If you read my latest post you know that SmslånOnline.se got wiped. 2 days ago it turned out it was a manual action. After two days of tunnel vision, slight panic and mourning I actually took my time reading it,  trying to understand. The thought ”Wtf, I am an honest guy!?” was blocking me completely in the beginning. ”My site stands out incredibly much to all spam!

I have a reason to be upset.

But. It is actually just better trying to understand what the message actually says before you interpret it as  as ”You are f****d forever and we hate you very much. Thank you for your understanding in this matter”.

Updates, reinclusion requests sent to Google:

  • Reinclusion Request 1
  • Reinclusion Request 2
  • Manual action REVOKED after 10 days. I will give you a complete update about this case but at the moment I still am working on site improvements. This mustn’t happen again and I will improve the site even more before I spend more time with blogging.

The Manual Action (translated from swedish)

http://smslånonline.se/: Thin content 2014 Jun 19

Google has discovered that technology that violates our webmaster guidelines seem to be used on some of your pages.

Because of the existence of thin content with little or no added value to the site, Google has taken a manual spam action against xn – smslnonline-08a.se /. It may be that other actions have been taken against the site or parts of it.

Recommended Action

  • Update site to follow Google’s Webmaster Guidelines.
    Once you have made ​​your changes, send in a request for reconsideration.
  • On page Manual steps for an updated list of manual steps that have been taken on your site recently.
  • If there are no manual actions in the list you no longer need to submit a reconsideration request.

This made things easier for me.

Because:

  1. It actually says some pages have this problem, not all. And they cause the whole site to drop.
  2. They have thin content. That is way better than pure spam. Logically I had no reason to think it was pure spam but when you are under fire and the business is payday loans you don’t expect much understanding.
  3. It makes sense as problems were actually created by myself. Bad stuff happened but the intentions with it was good. It is explained in the post ”Dear Cutts – you need to check your payday algorithm update”  below the header  ”First: I may actually have caused the problems myself”.
    The short version:
    3.2.  A newly installed forum created a mess (I played around with urls, headers and also imported short intros from my project blog (duplicate content even though they were verified in GWT?). I also put up a sidebar linking to the reviews. I thought it made the forum look more like the site and that it was connected. I wanted to create this forum but shit happens even when your intentions are good. The pages were empty (= thin content) as it was a completely new forum.
    3.1. Onea.se changed prices and suddenly had the best ordinary prices for every loan on the site. The sites functionality (which is actually useful) is to link to the best price from different loan sizes 1000 – 10000 SEK and loan periods (30, 60 and 90 days). This made this payday loan company recieve at least 3 x 10 x 24 links = 720 links. It is actually useful for visitors but not that good for Google as it seems like I try to game them. In this case it was a fair price though.Damn – I even took a loan myself to check them up so that they were not fooling around with incorrect price information.
    Add some possible other problems to this and you may have a reason to get in trouble. I think they were to harsh in this case but as proven before, it is not what you think –  it is what happens that matter.

My Reinclusion Request

I have fixed all problems above (+ other minor problems) and  sent my first reinclusion request. Was I too quick to act on this? I am not a guy that think strategies about ”wait X days before sending your reinclusion request” is that important. I think it is important to fix the problem and give good information about the problem and what actions have been taken.

I am of course hoping that this will be solved pretty easily but you can never be sure. Until I recieve an answer I will spend my time making minor changes to improve things even more.

More improvements made

Apart from the above changes and things mentioned in the first reinclusion request  these things have also been fixed which is actually much more. Now I wish I waited a little bit longer with the reinclusion request.. This list will be updated continuously (check back later please!)

  1. Updated, fixed and relaunched the mobile app of the site. I had this since before but there was a glitch so it was down for a while. It’s works correct now and is also improved.
  2. Fixed tabs which could be seen as ”thin content”. All review pages contained tabs 30, 60 and 90 days. If a payday loan company didnt offer a loan for the specific tab (days) then each loan was given ”-” as data. This could probably look like thin content as this was repeated on many pages.
    I have fixed these pages so they now only print out tabs for the prices they actually have. It should be much clearer now and this was actually a fix that was in the pipe since earlier.
  3. Fixed home page, removed toplist in the intro. Navigation to important pages better exposed. This results in fewer ”ads” and a more clean and navigation oriented site. It is important to mention that the overall ratings are real – not the fake kind of stuff, clearly explained on this page: http://smslånonline.se/att-recensera-smslan.php
  4. Fixed home page, removed 7 reasons to choose SmslånOnline.se. Text moved to subpage instead.
  5. Trimmed the price slider on home page to make the content of the site easier to find. Shorter list = better overview.
    The slider on the home page now only lists the top best regular prices (3, not a horribly long list). Instead I added a note in the end of the list that tells the visitor that if they want to check all prices they can visit the page ”priser.php” which is a complete list of prices for all payday loans on the site – on it’s own page.
  6. Shorter listing in sidebar. I only list 5 rated payda loan companies in the sidebar instead of ~25.  is a list to a subpage if they want more information.
  7. Fixed daypay.php, missing text made it look like an empty duplicate page.
  8. The rating summaries on review pages in the top of the pages now contains smaller texts and click buttons, avoiding pushing content to far down on the page. The intention of this div is to make it totally clear where to go if they like the price as they don’t have to serach for it (as they see it the first thing they do).
  9. Updated year in footer which said ”2013”. Stupid miss. Updated.
  10. Updated page smslan-betalningsanmarkning.php. The text is improved quite a lot and give more in depth information. Removed old picture which was quite ugly and childish. Removed the big listing taking up all space and made a floating list to the right of the article text. It’s better now as the content is more helpful while at the same time the user get the information about companies matching the article.
  11. Improved design for smaller lists and summary lists. Ex: http://smslånonline.se/skef.php. Doesn’t interrupt reading now.
  12. Fixed price information on review pages. Replaced ”-” with ”Erbjuds ej” which means it is easier to understand. (It means that it is a loan not available, previously you maybe thought that this wasn’t checked at all and was empty data and therefore a thin page. It wasn’t.
  13. smslanaren.php 301 redirect to expresskredit.php. The company ”Smslånaren” changed and switched to ”Expresskredit”, I kept the page to keep traffic. Now removed.
  14. Fixed review article texts for kreditkontot.php and kortlan.php that were missing.
  15. Added link to project blog in sidebar. Should make it way more clear I am more than a thin an affiliate. I have blogged ~50 000 words about the business.
  16. Improved review pages (free offers): some companies have free offers for new customers. If company have a free offer it is now very clear which loans are without costs or not. Example: http://smslånonline.se/vivus.php
  17. Removed page Euroloan.php. Yes, it is thin and was inactive. But as they recently changed product I was thinking about launching it again as it seemed to fit the site better. Never mind. Gone.

Severe ”Google’s problems”

  • Other sites are now stealing my content When I do a cache for SmslånOnline.se this now showed up as the cached page: Mytellus.se. This is a domain which has been doing negative SEO at my site since long. I write about it here. Anyone following me knows that I am doing my own stuff. I don’t steal.
    This is horrible to see when you have worked 2 years with the site (or is it just because my site has a manual action?):
    Cache Smslånonline.se
  • Strange caching  of pages:
    Smslånonline.se/credento.php cached as http://xn--ln15-qoa.se/credento.php
    For a while I had this site Lån15.se which was supposed to list bigger loans. I had not time for this and decided to focus on SmslånOnline.se instead so I closed down the site (which was clearly visible in the top) and made a to 301 this page to SmslånOnline.se’s review page.
    When checking cache for credento.php http://xn--ln15-qoa.se/credento.php shows up as cached page? That’s weird. It is verified in Webmaster Tools since before. I am the owner so the article is not copied. Lån15.se has no backlinks and my intention where not to ”cheat” with this, I had just spent quite a lot of time with it and wanted to push this traffic to the better site which I focused on.
  • Even more strange caching:
    I have a 301 redirect from SmslånOnline.se to SimonNystrom.com/smslan-i-google/ which is the project blogg. I didn’t want to mess the site up as it is a mix of payday loans, seo and spam discussions withing the industry. Why is this indexed for SmslånOnline.se? It wasn’t before.  That is an indexing problem within Google. Is this related to ”thin content”? If it is, I have to tell you the content is mine and it is about 50 000 words and it’s the thickest content you will find in the payday loan business in Google. That doesn’t mean I want it indexed for Smslånonline.se…(!)
  • I am afraid that you think I am copying content but I am not guilty. If you do a search for ”Här jämför du alla smslån, recenserade och betygsatta på ett ärligt och rättvist sätt.” you will see stats sites with my content. They rank the site ”Billigtsmslan.se” which is the old version of SmslånOnline.se. It is redirected to SmslånOnline.se. I don’t steal content but much negative SEO have cause troubles. Look at it this way: It seems likely that I have energy to write a couple of rows of text as I programmed the whole site from scratch and made my own CMS, why should I steal some smaller texts? I have worked with the site for years now.

Even if I am not happy this happened I think it will result in an even better site in the end. I choose to see it as another challenge. Hope it counts.

And if you think I am just another spammer, think again.

Spammy affiliates (swe) do not do this I can tell you for sure. And I am light years ”nowhere to be seen” away now. Compare me to anyone. Please.

 I can always argument for my right to at least be included in search like everybody else. At the moment I am not even to be found in Google. That’s weird.

You may be interested in checking what is showing up instead.

*mustntfreakoutmustntfreakoutmustntfreakout*

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Dear Mr Cutts – you need to check your payday algorithm update

This blog post is a response to the recent payday loan updates. I got wiped hard yesterday. Question:  Is it the payday loan update or is it a temporary problem caused by Panda? This is  a real question and I hope this question will reach the intended recipient.  I hope you as a reader will find this post interesting and share it. If you have questions – please ask, cause I got answers for EVERYTHING.

[Edit: It turned out to be a manual action.  I am making an open reinclusion request study of this.  Everything will be explained there and it is actually better read too so please save your energy and read that first.]

SmslånOnline.se – the background

SmslånOnline.se is so unique in the business that it is just ridicilous it dropped. Not only do I focus 100% of giving nice and correct information, I work very transparently and am not hiding in the shadows. I want to make a typically spammy niche at least better. Compare SmslånOnline.se to any site in the business and you’ll se that it stands out tremendously. It has engagement and even natural links and is unique in it’s way of mixing usability, content and marketing in social media.

Yes, I mean it. It has been ridiciously spammy (swedish) and you can see that I have been watching for more than a year. I am not saying I am the best man in the world – I am saying I have been the only one really trying to stick to Googles so called ”guidelines” in Google sweden.

My way of working, fully explained: http://simonnystrom.com/how-i-successfully-dominated-payday-loans-with-the-white-hat-on/ You should read this.You should actually check the functionality of SmslånOnline.se too. Compare it with any other affiliate site (+ add the fact that my prices are correct).

How big is the drop we are talking about?

Below is my visibility for top generic keyword smslån (and variations) for my site SmslånOnline.se (blue) for about 12 months. You can see how I have been in the top, worked like crazy for a long time. The brown line represents a typical competitor who mostly build links and focus less on the rest. Rank fast – get the money – win?

Notice the drop. This is for the top generics. Glitches can happen but this has happened to all my keywords, not only the big ones. Whaaaaat?

drop

No Google Webmaster Tools message

This give me some hope. I actually have no unnatural links because: I am really not that link focused. The project was in fact a project to prove that spam can be beaten with real content and presence. I get links because people like what I do. The links are not that many but compared to the average site they are great just because they are from live sites, from real people, not from snapped dead bogus blogs that people use all the time. ( If you substract all the negative SEO links that is. More about them later in this article and I will even give you my disavow file to check.

This niche doesn’t normally get any natural links but I have quite many of them. Even two brands link to me. SEO guys also links to me. You can say that these links are not good but if you ask me they are as fair as it gets. They are from real people and they link because they like what I do.  It is the real intention with links. In fact, as natural links doesn’t really exist in this niche, the most natural thing that can actually happen is that guys interested in Internet marketing, with blogs, link to me and tell about the project. After all, they are the only ones Interested in the topic. There are no one else in the business getting natural links, they use networks (and use the quick method). Many sites break every single guideline and succeed.  I try to follow every guideline. I am the one getting wiped? Come on?!

First: It is a possibility I caused the problem myself

  • I decided to make the site even better and created a forum: forum.smslånonline.se. This created some automatic empty pages, about 15 and this will for sure add some problems. I have removed them now and removed the forum too. This is how it looked like. Quite OK? I also bought an SSL certificate from Comodo. The forum used was latest version of vBulletin. Qiute expensive overall:forum
    Notice the import of my project blog? Even thoug it is a summary of my posts this was probably not a good idea because of duplicated content. I have deleted everything. ”not worth it” I would say. Comment: I have everything verified in Webmaster Tools – Google should understand it is my content..?
  • More important: I have a nice admin to manage my site programmed with all functionality I need.  I programmed it. When you check a review you always get information about the payday loan company  that gives the best ordinary price, with a link to that review. Lately one of the payday loan companies (Onea)  made changes and offered much better ordinary prices than everybody else. In fact it has the best ordinary price for all loans below 10 000 SEK. This means this brand recieved image links from all review pages to their own review page. I actually gave it some thought first and took a loan myself to see if they were bull******** people but they were not. I also thought about the possible problems this could cause but I was quite confident in the trust of the site and thought that Google at worst would make a manual check and realize it was fair. I guess I was wrong here.The problem explained (best price links):Best pricesText version (there are 3 tabs which will make the problem even more severe):text-linksAs Onea.se has the best ordinary prices they suddenly recieved links from all pages.
    ”How many?” you may ask. Answer: 3 (tabs) x 10 (prices) x 24 reviews = At least 720 internal links. Of course I removed all links immediately when I realized I was gone. Now I have only pictures. Question is: is that enough?The problem above resulted in:Google Webmaster Tools content
  • I can agree that all in all these are big problems, but are they big enough to destroy the whole site? For me this is Panda related stuff and hopefully I come back when I cleaned it. (”In a perfect world, doh”). Do you know how long it can take? Matt Cutts, I need some help here please.
  • You can say that this is a beginner’s mistake. Problem is that the ”best price” function is very good for the user but Google probably don’t like it. Cheers for that! I have removed it until I come up with a solution.

If this really is the payday loan update algorithm I have a reason to freak out –  and you too.

If this is in fact the payday loan algorith then there is a really something wrong with it and I hope that Google will fix it. Not only have I done everything I can to create a good site,  I created loads of buzz when my tool that summarized ”all” payday spam very nicely in the Swedish payday loan business and Matt Cutts aware of it with this post:

http://simonnystrom.com/dear-mr-cutts-is-this-the-way-to-get-your-attention/

Two days later Google took action against these spammers and this even lead to a post in SEORoundTable. Sure I wasn’t the one being talked about but I was the one behind all buzz created
[EDIT: Correction. Sebastian created the buzz on Seroundtable and in fact he wrote an interesting post. What I meant is that if it wasn’t for me it wouldn’t have started. I hope that explains what I mean.]

I have done my fair part for the payday loan business.

Look at it this way: I wouldn’t have done this if I didn’t feel I was safe. I have told this the whole journey: I will show that content and hard work  IS underestimated. I am more or less  hated by spammers, which of course now outrank me… ”Thank you for your cooperation, Google?

People copy me

I have spent 1,5 years giving ”smslånonline” trust and credibility. I made it a brand more than other sites and of course I have ranked for this query and simlar queries all the time. I have seen it as an impossibility to drop for this keyword as I am working with visitor satisfaction, not spam. My site was strong, and had age.

Competitors know about my site this and have lately been spamming quite hard with names that are similar to Smslånonline.se to get free traffic from things I created.

1. Look who has been working actively and been stable in the top for a long time for smslån:

brand-stealing
2. And now when I do a search for ”smslånonline” which I always have ranked for. My site is at position #40!

Brand stealing

Let’s have a look at the ”top domain” with the Loan Snake (my program that tries to summarize spam networks).

Smslånonline [dot] com is here: http://lånesnoken.se/snoka.php?search=smsl%E5nonline.com&choice=domain&action=search

It is easy to spot that this is just another mass produced thin site, but still I am the one to drop completely even though I have worked with my brand crazy much? Something is terribly wrong here if this is the payday loan update!

A bunch of spam sites are now ranking before me for smslånonline, smslanonline, smslån-online, smslan-online and anything you can come up with that would usually be a search made to find my site.

People are doing negative SEO against me

I actually caught and proved one guy doing this (Swedish). Too bad it just resulted in even more attacks from the spammers. Great teamwork…I have 4000 domains in my disavow file and have to update it frequently. See the disavow file here.

Oh, the IRONY!!

Yesterday I wrote a guest post (without links) in one of Sweden’s biggest SEO blogs. I didn’t actually put any links in the post, much because I think the ”link thinking” is much exaggerated and that marketing in itself is very powerful if you have a good site. I am not a link hunter and that post is kind of proof of that. And I am still the one that got bashed?

Should I laugh or cry when I gave this post the name ”How to predict monthly traffic changes” and my site got wiped the same day?

And of course this made me feel like:

Really?

Dear Mr Cutts, if this is the payday algorithm in ”working mode”, plese tell me how this update (or what it is) improved the quality of the search results? I don’t want to be rude even though I am quite upset right now. After all – it can be my own fault and that it is just a temporary filter because of the onpage changes made.

I have cleaned everything up now. I would really appreciate your answer here.

To you other guys – please share!