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Old 04-01-2005, 11:17 AM
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TemplateMonster.com Banned by Google

Just received this email:

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We're contacting you with bad news: our website, www.TemplateMonster.com, has recently been banned by Google search engine.

We have no idea how this could happen, but one of the reasons could be so-called "duplicate content penalty" caused by our ready-made affiliate shops.

The point is that there are thousands of our affiliate shops in the Internet, and 90% of them have the same content and the same direct link to the Template Monster website. So Google could consider that we create numerous sites in order to increase our link popularity and pagerank.

We're trying to restore our existence in Google, and one of the steps we are taking is to get rid of the unnatural links (including links from affiliate shops).

Thereupon, we ask you to do the following:

Remove the direct link or change it with your affiliate link, or if you don't know how to do this, simply download the updated affiliate shop from your affiliate account:
https://secure.mytemplatestorage.co...l/sample-shops/

Thank you for understanding.

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www.MyTemplateStorage.com
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Old 04-01-2005, 12:24 PM
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wow, that should make a dent. Didn't they rank pretty highly for 'templates' and 'website templates' ?

They have done a lot of branding and advertise everywhere, so at least they can fall back on that. Hope this may teach us all a lesson here.

SEOforgoogle1 wrote an article that correlates with this situation

http://www.seo-guy.com/forum/thread7208.html
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Old 04-01-2005, 12:26 PM
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Google is funny. Now poor templatemonster is going to have to increase their Adwords spend.

IMHO, both Yahoo and Google are starting to go a bit overboard with the whole "kill all web-spam" initiative. For those that manage a large number of sites, it feels like a witch-hunt when you see an honest site get nailed...then it seems funny when your black-hat sites continue to flourish. Weird.
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Old 04-01-2005, 08:46 PM
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yeah i saw that yesterday. they lost their pagerank. lol
templatemonster link exchanges with lots of web sites recently, they link exchanged site wide with web sites that have tens/hundreds of thousands of pages. Massive link exchange.

they enquired for one of my sites too. good thing i didnt link exchanged.. even though their PR 7 looks too tempting to refuse.

I dont think it is as simple as they said it to be. I suspect they are banned cuz they violated a couple of rules, one of them is trying to generate heaps of pages for higher PR.

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This can always happen. I've had sites banned by Google an reintroduced to the index .... without contacting them. Sure took a while ( even 2 years ) ... but it was done.
However: hope of index all time!
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This can always happen. I've had sites banned by Google an reintroduced to the index .... without contacting them. Sure took a while ( even 2 years ) ... but it was done.
However: hope of index all time!


It would be a great idea if you paid attention to the date this thread was created and when last replies were posted.
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Old 01-02-2012, 11:06 PM
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Sorry to hear that... In october my sites were also went through the same situation. I am still struggling...
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Old 04-04-2012, 12:16 PM
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reason for bans are many, keep your content unique and don't steal from others ...
I know tons of site steal my contents only to find them de-indexed or unplug after I write host, google and just about everyone else short of the President of the USA!
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