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len25
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Remove Website and Re-use Content ?

Hi

Over the last 8 months I've buit a website following the AffiloBluePrint course. I learned a lot through the process (my first affiliate site) but I know I made some mistakes.

I'm fairly convinced my site was affected by the Google EMD update as I had some rankings but for the last four months my site has fully disappeared from the search engine results.

I understand that it can take time for Google to decide on your sites value / rankings etc but I think after 8 months it's fair to assume my site been penalized in some way, maybe not, but thats what I'm thinking.

So with that in mind plus lots of other little mistakes I made, I feel I would be better off starting fresh in the same niche, with a new domain name.

I would like to use all the content I have already on my first site.

I'm just wondering if this is possible ? and if so how I would do it correctly.


Does taking my site off its hosting 'remove' it from the web ?

I'm guessing yes and no... 'yes' in that it can't be viewed anymore, but 'no' in that because my site was indexed by Google, then Google has a copy of it.

If thats true then would I be ok to use my original articles if I just rewrite them, and reuse the photo's on my site also.

Is there other steps I would need to do ? or is this possible at all ? or is there a better way to achieve what I want.

Thanks very much for any thoughts on this.

Cheers

Lenny
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cecille.l
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Hi Lenny,

I'm sorry to hear about your site. I think at this point you need to determine if your site has been de-indexed (been removed from the SERPs for good) or not. You can try typing in site:domain.com and if your site appears on the results page then your site is still part of the SERPs and being indexed.

Either way, I think it's better if you start with a clean slate. This means starting entirely from scratch. This will give you the chance to re-do everything and start fresh, and not repeat the same mistakes.

Hope that helps. Have a good day!
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len25
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Hi Cecille

Thanks for the reply, I've definitely decided to start fresh.

When you say .... "... This means starting entirely from scratch. This will give you the chance to re-do everything and start fresh, and not repeat the same mistakes"

Do you mean totally forget about the content I had before, or do you think I could reuse the articles if I rewrote them ?

The main reason I ask is that its a very small niche in the first place so if I choose to use that same niche again any new articles I wrote would have to be nearly the same as the ones I have already.It's a health niche and very specific.

By using rewritten versions of what I have I will be able to get the site up and going much faster this time.

Thanks

Lenny
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joelpalarca21
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Hello len25,

Do you have google webmaster tool?if does did you receive a message from google?Can you post here your url so i can review what is wrong with your website?

Thanks
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len25
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"Do you have google webmaster tool? if does did you receive a message from google?
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Thanks Joel...... will check
Lenny
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and please post your website here so we can check :)

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Hi len25,

I agree with Cecille. If you are going to buy a new domain, then start everything from scratch. This may be a lot of work but it would be safer that way and just like Cecille pointed out, you will have a better chance of redoing everything and correcting your mistakes.

I suggest when you do this, you should also take some important notes with you, most especially how you can choose the right keywords and use the right on-page optimization for your site.

It is also good to check out your competition and see how their sites are built and what their keywords are.

I hope that helps.

Mary
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len25
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thanks very much Mary,appreciate the advice.
cheers
Lenny
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joelpalarca21
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Can i get your penalized website url so i can review what google dont like in your website?And then i will post my comment here. :)
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thanks for the offer Joel but I'l pass for now
cheers
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Do you mean totally forget about the content I had before, or do you think I could reuse the articles if I rewrote them ?


You can re-write the articles, making sure to optimize them for their target keywords. I would write the same articles, but from a different POV to make them original, but I understand that this can take time.

Hope that helps. Have a good day!
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len25
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Thanks again Cecille, appreciate your advice.
Lenny
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Hi Lenny,

You're welcome! Please let us know if you have further inquiries.

All the best!
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