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Google Penguin 3.0 Recovery Success Story

This is another Google Penguin 3.0 Recovery Success Story from one of LRT’s happy clients. Read how LRT helped a computer repair business recover 300% after the Penguin 3.0 update, when he had almost given up any hope.

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Computer Repair Business recovers 300% with Penguin Update 3.0

Computer Repair Business recovers 300%

Right after the Penguin Update 3.0 rolled out, a very happy customer contacted me personally on Sunday 5pm to thank us for saving his company!

Read on to see how he...

  • Lost 300% traffic due to bad SEO services
  • Faced a business downsize
  • Couldn't find an SEO tool that worked before Link Detox
  • Won back 300% of traffic
  • Saved his company from spending on other (more expensive) advertising

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Marc Enzor, owner of Geeks 2 You

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Christoph C. Cemper

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We made only one mistake

We hired a link building agency that used outdated SEO techniques.

Even though we originally had fantastic rankings and a lot of traffic, we wanted to finally beat a leads generating website. They were ranked above and taking most of the traffic, leaving Geeks 2 You and our other competitors pay them for leads.

Impatience and the lack of experience lead us to this link building service. I know it was a terrible idea, but we just wanted to beat our biggest competitor, one way or another. Besides, our link profile was absolutely clean and beautiful before that. Their profile was extremely spammy, but still they had better rankings. I figured by rounding out our link portfolio we would overtake them.

Our link service company did their job, actually, they built more links than we wanted, and of course, we found out later that these links were near impossible to remove.


Penguin caught us

The Google Penguin update in April 2013 proved to be the day of reckoning!

We lost 66% of our organic traffic. These numbers might not look so bad at first sight, but for a small repair company it was a tragedy, the whole business was on the edge.

There were so many tough decisions to make.

I did my upmost not to let anyone go...

...but we needed to keep gaining new leads to maintain a turnover high enough to cover the overheads.


We needed help

  • I needed to disavow all the bad links that the agency created.
  • But how do you check 30,000+ links manually?
  • The tools I tried were useless because they only spotted a fraction of the bad links.
  • With LRT I finally found a tool that helped!
  • Link Detox was the only tool that gave us a full picture of the mess and clear call to actions.
  • It enabled me to quickly disavow ~29,000 garbage links

The rest was easy: LRT almost did the work for me. It found all backlinks that I needed to disavow.


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Marc Enzor

Marc got his start in 1996, fixing computers and tutoring clients in the Milford, PA area. From 2000-2002, Marc worked as a Network Administrator/Tech at a hosting company, maintaining and setting up Windows NT and Linux servers. Shortly after, he moved to Tucson, AZ and studied Engineering at the University of Arizona. While a student, he worked for several local computer repair companies, building his skill levels. After also working in engineering for several years, he decided he wanted ... 

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