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3 Day Link Audit: 187% visibility increase

Penguin 3.0 - last minute recovery

For the last month, we saw an incredible number of different recovery stories by our clients. We witnesses a number of fantastic recoveries from either Google penguin, manual penalty or a combination of the two. And, then, just when we thought we saw everything, this morning I got another interesting story by our Certified LRT Xpert Bartosz Góralewicz.

Read and find out:

  • Why it is never too late to start a recovery
  • Why is so important to continuously protect your site
  • How powerful actually is Link Detox Boost (How to get your site re-crawled on your schedule)
  • How to convert defeat into glorious victory

This story and all other stories we got or we found on the internet over the last month made me very proud because I know we have great products. Days, Months, Years of hard work by the whole LRT team made this possible.

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Christoph C. Cemper

 

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Table of contents

Introduction

On the 4th of October, 2014, just when Gary Illyes from Google announced that Penguin may come the following week, one of my clients contacted me about a last minute link audit. Gary said it clearly, that:

“if you disavow bad links now or as of about two weeks ago, it will likely be too late for this next Penguin refresh”.

Whenever I hear statements like this, I always take them with a pinch of salt. The re-crawling process can be speed up using the LinkResearchTools toolset and knowing that, I made the assumption that we had a 50/50 chance of saving the site before Penguin. The link profile was extremely spammy, so it was clear to me that Penguin would hit this website really hard.

The biggest challenge for us was that the website was ranking quite well. With roughly (though we didn’t know it when we started) 60 - 90% spammy links, disavowing all bad links could lead to a catastrophic dip in visibility. The other option of keeping the bad links, would increase the risk of getting hit by Penguin considerably. At the end of the day, we decided to do the right thing by proceeding with a full link cleanup; leaving no spam behind.

To save the domain, we divided the entire process into a few different stages, then implemented an "all hands on deck" approach; with Łukasz, from my team, and I working really hard to finish all the manual work the quickest way possible. In addition to the "all hands on deck" strategy, Łukasz had to implement a "no sleep" approach for 2 nights in a row to push this audit through as soon as possible :).

Let me share our workflow with you guys as I think that what we managed to accomplish is quite interesting and unexpected.

If you are still hesitant about reading this case, then here’s a little spoiler - I will be explaining how we managed to increase the visibility of our customer by 187% within 10 days!

Now, let me present the case study and our workflow step by step.

This case study was written by Bartosz Góralewicz, CEO at Elephate, and proud user of LinkResearchTools and Link Detox.

A word from Christoph C. Cemper

Certified LRT AgencyCertified LRT Professional
When in the beginning of October 2014 Gary Illyes from Google announced that Penguin 3.0 is practically knocking at our doors, rumors were that it might have already been too late for a backlink clean-up. However, I have been preaching for years that if you have the right tools and if you’re willing to go the extra mile, SEOs actually DO have the power to make things change.

If your backlink profile is risky, you have to start cleaning up asap. Get rid of all bad links, disavow links that cannot be removed and use Link Detox Boost to speed up the Google bot. In a 72 hour night-shift, Bartosz and Lukasz proved that hard work pays off!

So the moral of the story is:
Don’t waste time and get started asap, and you will succeed. Try it out for yourself and let us know in the comments how it’s working for you.

Bartosz Góralewicz and Łukasz Kalus from Elephate have been sharing their fantastic success stories with us for many years now.

Elephate is a Certified LRT Agency. This certification allows Elephate to receive consulting leads from us.

Our goal is to provide our user community and clients with quality service and knowledge. Our Certified LRT Professionals, Xperts, and Agencies are key to achieving this goal.

I look forward to Bartosz’s future work, and I personally recommend working with him whenever you get the opportunity.

Certified LRT Xpert Bartosz Goralewicz



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Bartosz Goralewicz
Bartosz Góralewicz specializes in link audits. He does consulting mostly for corporate customers and large sites. You can find some of his case studies or interesting posts at https://goralewicz.com

58 Comments

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  21. Stephen on December 6, 2014 at 1:14 pm

    hello,

    Great case study.

    Can you confirm if you removed the links from the other websites or just submitted the disavow file?

    Also did you submit the disavow file twice? Once in the 7th and then again after the detox boost?

    Thanks, Stephen

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  55. Amanda on January 29, 2015 at 2:14 pm

    What do you mean by “scrapers”?

    • Bartosz Góralewicz on January 29, 2015 at 2:52 pm

      In that sentence it was about ScrapeBox, Gscraper, hrefer and whatever is good to get as many links as possible.

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