I’m not sure I’ve read any reports of sites being able to bounce back from the Google Affiliate Slap, but I’m happy to report that we’ve conducted a successful test. (On accident of course)
In helping my son get started with some Internet marketing, he loaded a site that had initially held a #3-#5 organic position on Google with affiliate offers. The site was soon completely dropped from the Google index. My son removed the affiliate offers and we started the clock ticking to see if and when the site might show back up in Google’s index. I’m happy to report it took less than two weeks for it to bounce back from the Google Affiliate Slap and show up in the top 10 organic results.
Prior to my son adding additional affiliate offers, he had a few running on the site which had no negative affect on the organic SERPs. My bet is that Google has a formula that measures affiliate offers to the amount of content on a given page or the site in general. I’d be interested in hearing from others that have had an opportunity to test site recovery after getting hit by the Google Affiliate Slap.
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