Google Manual Action

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Only 2 weeks ago, lots of SEOs on Twitter, LinkedIn, Reddit, and Facebook were talking about this site called lisbdnet.com. It was an interesting case study as the site did something unusual and was getting millions of organic traffic from Google.

Several people shared this on Twitter, for example, take a look at this tweet from Tim Soulo:

Twitter

Yes, the site was complete garbage. It didn’t care about the user experience, just a bunch of random questions and answers about a topic isn’t going to give users exactly what they are looking for. You can take a look at the archived version of the site here, and see how just a bunch of questions-answers are thrown on the page.

But it wasn’t a big deal, people shared and discussed this, and then forgot about this.

And, now it’s completely removed from Google. If you use Google’s site: operator, it shows zero results. I mean, try searching yourself, go to Google and typing site:lisbdnet.com will give you no results — it means the site has been manually removed from Google.

Google Manual Action on a Website

Interesting, isn’t it?

I also tweeted about the same which you can see below:

See, this is what a Google manual action looks like!

And, the lesson here is garbage sites like this don’t last long enough.

What say?

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